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were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby rockcrawlerdude » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:24 pm

Just looking around and trying to find a rod so i can build a tuber

So if anyone nows were i can get some around brisbane pm me
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby WIDELOAD » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:41 pm

Easiest thing to use is 3/16 brake line/bundy tube.
You can get it at just about any brake shop, hydrualic shop, autobarn, supercheap, repco, wreckers....etc.

If you want solid rod, try Jackson's steel or any other steel supply shop.

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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby pittas_crawlin » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:55 pm

or go to any wreckers and cut some out from under a car or off the diff. but if you want to spend the $$$ go to a brake shop and get some nice srtaight stuff.
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby Pricey » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:41 pm

Definately start with new tube. I tried the tightass way with 2nd hand tube, and the smell of burnt brake fluid is pretty ordinary :lol: so new bundy or brake tube is the way to go :handgestures-thumbup:
Solid tube is way too heavy ;-)

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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby rockcrawlerdude » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:07 pm

thanks for all the responses but how much is brand new brakeline
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby Pricey » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:11 pm

Anywhere from $3-$6 a metre.
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby rockcrawlerdude » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:39 pm

Sweet thanks for the info if you wont within the week you should go into losi comp crawler and click on my like and take a look at what im building

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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby cliff » Sun May 15, 2011 11:16 pm

I use brake tube for the higher parts of any tube work, and solid rod for the lower stuff to try and keep COG lower.
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby stika » Mon May 16, 2011 8:58 am

Go to Pirtec and get bundy tube... it easyier to use as it straight to start with. It about $20 -$30 for 6 meters

Brake line comes in coils and you have to straighten it, you can alway tell work that has been made with brake line.

Get yourself some map gas and torch ... Kit is normally any wherer form $80- $100

Go to Trade Tools and get flux coated braising rods $25 - $30 for about a 20 length backet

And a decent tube bender, i seen a kincrome one that does 180 degree bends for about $30.. but I can't remeber where i seen it
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby cliff » Wed May 25, 2011 10:01 pm

you dont need to buy the straight stuff, its easy enough to make a line straightener. I have with some rollers from screen doors and steel box and a couple of bolts. run it through the straightener a couple of times and bobs ya aunty
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby stika » Thu May 26, 2011 9:00 am

So why not just buy straigh t stuff to start with if you are only going to straighten it!

Last time I checked the price was nearly the same
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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby wepnX » Thu May 26, 2011 7:49 pm

stika wrote:So why not just buy straigh t stuff to start with if you are only going to straighten it!

Last time I checked the price was nearly the same


i didnt like the straight stuff its copper based or something like that & isnt shiny :dance:



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Re: were can i get material for tubers!!

Postby cliff » Thu May 26, 2011 10:39 pm

I'm the same az I didn't like the straight stuff either, but each to their own.
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