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Diesel Gynachologist
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Finally started my cage

After finally getting my ass in gear (hard to do from last night) and driving 2 hours round trip last night to get a die. I dove head first into building my whitetrash fab roll cage. Its not much yet but stay tuned it should be mostly done this weekend if Im lucky

advice and inputs would be great while I can change things


 

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Diesel Gynachologist
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gearrat said:
looks like a good start dustin..... :thumbup

anyword from scott on the trail run today?
havent talked to him today
 

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Got to agree w/Marauder... nothing like a solid "Oh sh!t" bar! :rockon
 

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Marauder said:
I always liked this idea


I have that picture and might try and incorporate that into mine, not sure how it will work/look with my dash tho. we will see
 

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it will be a full cage, front and rear. Im still undecided on what to do with the rear tho, not sure if I want it family stlye or like what you have damager. Im going to build the front first then decide on what to do with the rear. sucks cause my nice speaker box is porbaly going to have to go or be moved :banghead its in the damn way
 

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For a cage can you use box tubing. I have no way of bending the steel so would have to cut and weld all of my turns. I want some cage in the 79 but am limited on budget.
 

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please dont use square tubing, bottom line of you dont have the equipment to do it right dont do it at all or pay someone to do it for you.
 

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i second what dustin said, remember this thing is meant to save your life and hold up a 4000 lb + vehicle. dont be cheap about it, do it right the first time and dont risk your life on something you dont feel fully confident about. and cutting and welding creates even more stress points and danger, wouldnt recommend it at all

wes
 

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Cutting and welding does not effect the strength of it. If it is thick metal it should not be a problem, a winch bumper is a good example of this point. I have no bolts holding it together in spots only the welds. I will have to find somebody with a bender then.
 

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Dustin...Why not build above or around the box. Unless you plan on upgrading the boom boom...You should build around it...Or conform to its shape and then you will maximize storage space.
 

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Another consideration Dustin...
When I was drawing up the design for my soft-top, I thought that a cage would be the best support system for the top. Also thought the cage would look purty sweet out there exposed.
Just throwing this out there...
 

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4xPepe` said:
Another consideration Dustin...
When I was drawing up the design for my soft-top, I thought that a cage would be the best support system for the top. Also thought the cage would look purty sweet out there exposed.
Just throwing this out there...

Get it together Pepe, that's what I want/ need to help protect my kids when wheelin'. :rockon

Cage is looking good Dustin. Keep up the good work! ! ! :beer
 

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LFF... as much as I agree, better talk to Dave about the cage!
I haven't picked up a mig in years. :brownbag
 
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