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Old 23 November 2011, 15:16   #1
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Can anyone here build me a double A frame for around the 500 mark? It needs to go on the back of a Searider 5.4 and be strong enough for Wakeboarding/Ski-ing.
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Old 23 November 2011, 16:42   #2
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I used 600 worth of 2" tube to make my own!
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I used 600 worth of 2" tube to make my own!
hmm, i used 80quid worth of 38mm to make mine
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I have priced heavy 50mm ss tube for a double a frame at 76 the lot. Only need bending and welding. Looking to build a bender myself based on a yank design. Investigating mig welding using argon 2% co2 but may tig it.
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tig is so much better. the thing i found when i first started using tig is that a crap looking tig weld was much stronger than what can often look like a good mig weld.
as for bending the tubing, if its thick wall like scaffold tube then you may be best off bending it with a pipe bender such as what machine mart sell - 12ton hydraulic pipe bender.
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I have priced heavy 50mm ss tube for a double a frame at 76 the lot. Only need bending and welding. Looking to build a bender myself based on a yank design. Investigating mig welding using argon 2% co2 but may tig it.
Real good price for your tube. I can't buy half a length here for that money and I do it for a living. Tig not mig and if you're using thin wall tube (1.5mm) then you need a former and guide so as not to crush the tube

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I have priced heavy 50mm ss tube for a double a frame at 76 the lot. Only need bending and welding. Looking to build a bender myself based on a yank design. Investigating mig welding using argon 2% co2 but may tig it.
Thats a great price! Aalco are quoting me

47.50/m 5mm wall 48mm dia 316 Stainless Steel
19.00/m 2.7mm wall 48mm dia 316 Stainless Steel

so I am drawn to the thinner wall thickness, where did you get that price M13GTO? I'll give them a shout!

90 degree bends are 19 & 5 resepctively.

If I get mine made in 25mm the price is much much less 6.50/m and 3 for a bend soI think that may be the way my wallet will take me! So what if it looks less chunky some of the lighter built ones look OK to me!
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2.7mm is plenty, 5mm wall is way way OTT.

Check what finish that price is for, I doubt it'll be mirror polished for that price.

Even a couple of years ago our trade price for 316 mirror polish 50x3 was 30/m
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2.7mm is plenty, 5mm wall is way way OTT.

Check what finish that price is for, I doubt it'll be mirror polished for that price.

Even a couple of years ago our trade price for 316 mirror polish 50x3 was 30/m
That's when scrap 316 was fetching 2800/tonne, it's barely fetching 1200 now. Not that I'm a pikey who'd know such things

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