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flange nut

posted on 4/8/17 at 07:49 AM Reply With Quote
Oval tube

Does anyone know where I can get a short length of the oval tube used for the headlight supports?
Thanks.

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nick205

posted on 4/8/17 at 08:52 AM Reply With Quote
I made friends with a local fabrication company in my area. They were a handy source of metal materials for my build.
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Mr Whippy

posted on 4/8/17 at 11:22 AM Reply With Quote
could be a cheap skate and just put some round tube in a vice
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Smoking Frog

posted on 4/8/17 at 03:28 PM Reply With Quote
quote:

could be a cheap skate and just put some round tube in a vice



Yep that's me. Kids old bike frame was the donor. They had outgrown it, honest.

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craigdiver

posted on 4/8/17 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
could be a cheap skate and just put some round tube in a vice


Or just use round tube (like I did) :-)





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owelly

posted on 4/8/17 at 08:35 PM Reply With Quote
B&Q/Homebase/Wickes wardrobe clothes hanger rail.....
http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/rothley-oval-tube---chrome-plated---30mm-x-12m-309848





http://www.ppcmag.co.uk

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Thatcher

posted on 1/4/18 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
How much you need got a off cut that's standing in a corner of the garage.
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B33fy

posted on 1/4/18 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
could be a cheap skate and just put some round tube in a vice


It doesn’t form properly doing this, the middle collapses. Needs to be formed properly for integrity and strength.

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flange nut

posted on 19/4/18 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Thatcher for the offer but went and bought 2 metres of the required oval tube. I've now got a lot left over.
Geoff

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Slimy38

posted on 19/4/18 at 04:52 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by B33fy
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
could be a cheap skate and just put some round tube in a vice


It doesn’t form properly doing this, the middle collapses. Needs to be formed properly for integrity and strength.


Maybe for chassis or suspension builds, but I would say this approach is ok to hold a couple of headlights?

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