PDA

View Full Version : What gauge/thickness of steel is recommended for the seat tabs?



Jefff
03-19-2013, 09:42 PM
The plans mention width and length but not thickness. Seeing as how I will have to buy some flatbar for this step, I'd prefer to buy the most correct thickness.

Thanks! Jb

trikedoc
03-19-2013, 10:02 PM
The plans mention width and length but not thickness. Seeing as how I will have to buy some flatbar for this step, I'd prefer to buy the most correct thickness.

Thanks! Jb
Hi Jefff, 1/8" or .125 seem to be what most of the tabs are on the plans I have bought.
1/4" for the bottom bracket
Al

darnthedog
03-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Your right- However in a couple of other plans he suggest 1/8 or 3/16 flat bar. And his seat building has been virtually the same for all his plans. So I would go with which every you have handy. 3/16 if your heavier than 250 lbs just to give a bit more support. Hope that helps