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We typically build the step tube/protective hoops from 1 1/2-inch, 0.120-wall tubing, DOM in this case. To build the step tube/hoops you’ll need a tubing bender. You can weld them directly to the main tube and give them extra support with a couple shorter pieces of tubing that have been fish-mouthed to fit tight. It’s best to build this main part of the tubular rocker guard on the workbench and then locate it under the body with jackstands so that you can figure out how long the rocker legs need to be to reach the frame.

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