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    Blazed Out will your rails be upright or on the side?
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    Inside whats left of the stock frame?
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    only thing stock will be the front part (right behind the firewall)

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    Yeah a little beefing up will help. I still don't see why you wouldn't use 3x3 unless you already have the materials. It's not like 3x3 costs that much anyways. If your only going to the pinch it will just barely work with a 3x3 frame but you will still need to modify the floor pans. 3x3 to the rocker is not possible and the floor will have to be completely raised.
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    Re: 2x3 box tubeing

    Originally posted by Workin_on_it
    I dont exactally know the specs for the certifacion but for a car to go over 150 mph down a quarter mile on 2x3 box tubeing is good enough for me to make a frame out of it

    Also thats just a normal guy who made that chart (correct?) so what the differece if i made a chart saying you could but 9000 tons on it and it wouldnt bend?

    Basically what im saying if it a 3000lb car is on box tubeing going over 150 mph i think it will be ok for a sfbd
    i think youre missing the point.Look at that chart and youll see the strength is in the height.Using 2x4 and lay it on its side is almost just like running 2x2.Upright it would be hella strong, but on its side? Nope, that shortcut doesnt work.2X3x1/4 would be fine but dont ay it over or you lose all the strength.
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    Yea i didnt say nothing about laying it down, it would be super weak im talking about upright and everyone is saying you need like 3x3-1/4 thats just over kill
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    I could be wrong but isnt blazed_out using 2x3x1/8"?....Either way 3x3x1/4" is definetly not overkill...Where did you get that idea from?

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    Originally posted by Workin_on_it
    Yea i didnt say nothing about laying it down, it would be super weak im talking about upright and everyone is saying you need like 3x3-1/4 thats just over kill
    3x3 1/4" is not overkill, its the proper way to do things and if that is over kill to you then your in the wrong sport.

    2x3 1/8" you could stand on and make it flex, jump on it and it would probaly bend or come close...thats exactly what i would want to use for my frame.:rofl:

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    This isnt my account im his brother. Im a welder I work with steel everyday im not getting into your talk about 2x3 but i just wanted to let you know you are not going to bend 2x3 1/8 wall by jumping on it. unless you weight like a ton your not gonna jump on it and flex it 3 inch vertical or 2 inch vertical unless you have a very long length of it.
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    im with workin on it

    im also a welder adn work with it EVERY day. ill get ya guys some more pics of it now. it has about half the reinforcements it will have.....

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    I don't know why anyone is even considering argueing with Lucky Dime, I mean at 17 he knows all. :rofl:
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    I don't know why anyone is even considering argueing with Lucky Dime, I mean at 17 he knows all.

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