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Offline freeskier7791

Fuel Cell Cage Material
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:59:07 AM »
Any opinions on fuel cell cage material?  Currently have it modeled with 1 1/4" X 0.083" wall square tube, Could I go smaller so it can be lighter?  I will be adding 1/8" plate pads where the square tube lands on the existing frame rail, just didn't model them in yet.  I will also add some gussets to cover the open tube ends and tie them into the other tubes

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Re: Fuel Cell Cage Material
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 05:03:37 PM »
NASCAR uses 1x1x.077", which is what I went with.  Even that's overkill.

Offline freeskier7791

Re: Fuel Cell Cage Material
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 08:10:38 PM »
NASCAR uses 1x1x.077", which is what I went with.  Even that's overkill.
Thanks man, I will probably do that, where did you get it from?

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Re: Fuel Cell Cage Material
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 10:44:34 PM »
1x1 0.83 on my car.    I think it's plenty beefy.   I have a Fuel Safe cell though, so that helps too.
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Offline freeskier7791

Re: Fuel Cell Cage Material
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 11:58:31 PM »
1x1 0.83 on my car.    I think it's plenty beefy.   I have a Fuel Safe cell though, so that helps too.
Your setup is super nice!  I found the Nascar stuff and .083 wall for, $27 for a 20' stick so I am going to use one of those

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Re: Fuel Cell Cage Material
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2019, 08:20:27 PM »
NASCAR uses 1x1x.077", which is what I went with.  Even that's overkill.
Thanks man, I will probably do that, where did you get it from?

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Re: Fuel Cell Cage Material
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 07:40:27 AM »
I get all my steel (and most of my plastics) from Race City Steel in Denver.

I like them, their price is really good on that 1 x 1
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