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Hi, Does anyone know where i can get either 1/8 inch or 3/16 inch tubular steel for buiding a roll cage? Let me know. THANKS
Tazz R/C owner
04-18-2003, 07:37 PM
Go with brass or aluminum tubing; steel is too heavy...
Do you think that aluminum or brass will be strong enough? If so what do i use to fasten those can i braze them? The reason i was going with steel is because i am good at welding.
04-18-2003, 10:13 PM
Why don't you just buy one. Here's a link.
No offense man but that cage was weak! I'm talkin a FULL roll cage.
Tazz R/C owner
04-18-2003, 10:54 PM
I know that you can weld aluminum; I believe it can be TIG and arc welded, possibly MIG welded, too. I'm not 100% sure of how it's done, but I know it can be.
If you don't want to take chances, just use a blow torch and solder it.
04-18-2003, 11:37 PM
Welding aluminum is EXTREMELY hard. It is very easy to melt the aluminum you are welding and mess up the piece you are working on. It's kind of like welding a nail to a piace of 1/6" thick sheet steel.
If you go with brass though, you could braze it, but I think brass would be too soft for a roll cage.
Personally, I would go with thin wall, 1/4" steel tubing. You'll still have to be careful welding though. It may be heavier, but you aren't going to be racing with a roll cage so...
You can get steel here (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPL66&P=7).
04-19-2003, 05:31 AM
R/C Raven has a cage for the stampede that also fits the rustler its called the Desert Cage
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