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any comments about attaching seats to the cage (with pics)?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ugly, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. ugly

    ugly 1/2 ton status

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    I am installing new/used seats into the beast... I can't decide if I should attach the seat mounts to the cage or skip it?

    I know this has been discussed many times...it is better to attach them to the cage... I don't know if this applies in this case. Feed back please.

    Ugly is getting uglier! I'm no fabrication pro- no tube bender. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif

    Seat frame attached to the roll cage behind the seats and mounting plates attached to stock seat holes.
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    Without being attached to the front roll cage?
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    Or, attached to the front cage?
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    PS- copeing without a jig/drill press is Slooooow! (grinder)
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    yea you really need to attach the seats to the cage, if you roll and the cage or body shifts you could get really hurt, I would take off the mount that goes to the stock bolt holes and tie it into the bottom cage mount. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    not sure if you have seen this but here you go, this might help you out some,
    ck5
     
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    crap you beat me to it /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I would take off the mount that goes to the stock bolt holes and tie it into the bottom cage mount.

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    any problem leaving it attached to the stock bolt holes and adding the brace to the front cage... may not be perfect, but is it safe?

    I like your setup but my cage does not hit the floor where yours does, and I don't like a bar running higher off the floor than where yours is. That is part of the reason why I designed it this way.

    This is coloradok5's rig.
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    bounce
     
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    That is almost exactly how mine is set up. Makes hoseing off the floor easier. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    im attaching mine to my cage, because with all the rust, I am even skeptical of standing on it /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     

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