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depends on what size rollbars you're building, the ones that are in the typical stock car, are 1 3/4 in. in diameter in full size, & would be .080 size rod or tubing roughly, (I'd recommend rod, easier to bend without kinking) the .062/1/16 in. size is for 1 1/2 diam. bars in full size. hope this helps, Sprints & older supermodifieds would use the .062 rod.

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As eluded to above, depends on the roll bar diameter of the 1:1 subject. Most often times though, .080", .062", and .040" will be the most common sizes needed. There are a few guys who build KILLER Pro-Mod chassis' (they post mainly in the Drag Race section) whom I would bend the ear of if I were you. These guys are VERY SKILLED in building realistic cages.

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A car that light would most likely be running about 1.5" DOM Chromoly main bars/hoops (which is roughly .060" in 1/24th-1/25th scale), so .062" tube would work. Most of the auxillary bars would either be in the 1" DOM Chromoly range or somewhat smaller, depending on their function in the cage. Those can be replicated with .040" rod, and .032" wire. As for the corner gusseting, I would use .010" sheet styrene cut to appropriate shape.

These are just my thoughts, and I am sure others who know better than myself would be able to better assist you.

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I am absolutely not trying to steal the thread but had the same questions until reading this. I do have one additional question and that is in reference to tires. I am interested in building cars like you would find at your local track on Saturday night. Where can I find the NASCAR style tires (dirt or asphault). It would be great if there is a site that I could purchase the tires and styrene all at one time.

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I am absolutely not trying to steal the thread but had the same questions until reading this. I do have one additional question and that is in reference to tires. I am interested in building cars like you would find at your local track on Saturday night. Where can I find the NASCAR style tires (dirt or asphault). It would be great if there is a site that I could purchase the tires and styrene all at one time.

great place is Freds....He was ? is sick so watch his site and or check his forum...

http://fredsresinworkshop.com/

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