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Old February 27th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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Squeezing Dom

My bushing cradel is 1.25" wide and I need to use 1.50" .120" wall DOM for my tube (insert is 1.25"). Would it be a bad idea to squeeze the end of the tube closer?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #2
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no, i do not think you would have a problem with that as long as you do not have any sharp corners that would create stress risers, if you have some doubts then a saddle gusset would work nice (starts at one end of the tube, crosses over the weld and around the bushing sleeve across the weld and onto the tube again) .065 would be enough and would make forming it easier.

if you have a good weld and precise joint I dont see any problems without the extra material.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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Well the weld length would still be the same. I only need to make it 1/4" or so smaller. I planned on added a gusset to the btm of where they meet either way. I wish I would have just bought 1.25" and tapped the tube for 7/8" thread, LOL Thanks Bryce
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