Originally Posted by M37cdn
One of my other hobbies is Four Wheeling my 1948 Willys Jeep......
My rollcage is made from 1 3/4 tubing ( .120 wall)
My Rock sliders (under the outside edges of the body are made from 1 1/2" PIPE ( the 1.9" outside diameter stuff)
the reason is I was tired of denting up my Sliders on every little 3 foot boulder that I drove over. .Pipe is waaaaay tougher than regular tubing, and as for anyone saying that it is brittle and will shatter...we are not talking about an Iron Plumbing stack from a 1920's house here...it's Steel Pipe...
To Summarize... I say use the pipe if it's regular A501... the only stuff to avoid is sprinkler tubing ( measures as pipe size but is thinner walled) ... this usually has the grooves for Victaulic fittings (heavy cast clamp around the pipe thingys)
Pipe, rolled many times:
A good alternative to DOM if you're not worried about a sanctioning body or state inspection is HREW tubing, but for a side car frame I'd just use the pipe for $50.