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    Default Tailgate Tire Mount

    I am going to be making a tailgate like thing that holds a tire on a pick up truck. I need to make a 62 degree angle so does anyone know the easiest way to make that angle on with 2" round tube? I was going to cut it at an angle but I only have a jig setup with the band saw for 45 i believe. Also to hold a tire, do you think 1/8th inch thick tube would be strong enough or should I change my plan to 1/4? What would be the easiest way to have the tubes meet the edge? For example, where the top bar meets the bottom bar.

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    So why don't you just buy the product from the company you copied the pictures from?
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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    1/8" will be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSFAB View Post
    So why don't you just buy the product from the company you copied the pictures from?
    Why buy it for $1,000 when you could only pay $100 in steel?

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    If the jig on your bandsaw is adjustable to 45*, then set it to 25* and the other end of the cut ends up at 65*. 25*+65*=90*. Try it and see if that's the angle you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Type View Post
    Why buy it for $1,000 when you could only pay $100 in steel?
    By the time yer done figgerin' out the compound mitre cuts on the tubing $1,000.00 will be cheap

    You are not just cutting a 60˚ like on square stock since you need to make 2 cuts on each end of the tubing to make the fish mouth that fits snug against the other piece of tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    By the time yer done figgerin' out the compound mitre cuts on the tubing $1,000.00 will be cheap

    You are not just cutting a 60˚ like on square stock since you need to make 2 cuts on each end of the tubing to make the fish mouth that fits snug against the other piece of tubing.

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    I think I may have figured out how to cut the tube at the correct angle. Thanks for the link also.

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    In my teens I built a few for Jeeps. I used at the time second hand un galvanized rigid steel conduit schedule 40, (5/32) mostly I used 3/4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Type View Post
    I think I may have figured out how to cut the tube at the correct angle. Thanks for the link also.
    Will this lead to a new build thread when you start on this Project?

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    I have guys bringing me pictures of tire racks , things like this ,etc. all the time wanting to know how much I want to make them one. I tell them I'm no cheaper than where they got the picture from. If you don't want to pay their price you don't want to pay mine!

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