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Old March 16th, 2016, 07:43 AM   #1
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I am wanting to build this out of aluminum but I'm not schooled in the material part of it. This is the frame for a cart that will be used to portage a 60+ lb kayak over fairly rough terrain and I want to use aluminum to keep it as light as possible but strong enough to hold the weight while bouncing over roots, rocks, etc. What do I buy for the main tubing and plate for the side braces? Obviously, since I don't know the answers to these questions, I won't be the one doing the welding
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I'm guessing 6061, like 1" tube? but what specs for the tube and plate so I can make an order?
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You don't need much to hold up 60#

1" tube with a decent wall and some 3/16" plate should suffice for what you are doing.

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6000 series will crack when bending without precautions.
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