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B-piller bracing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Just got back from looking at the cage progress, I made a few design changes toward the back and I think it is going to be very strong and look kick ass, decided not to go with an x-brace because you would have to be Houdini to get back there, was thinking maybe a diaginal from the drivers side top to the passenger side bottom, but even with that it cuts leg room off pretty good for the person behind the passenger seat. Seems no matter what, it is going to be tight back there, any body have pics of some kind of b-piller bracing WITH a back seat in?
     
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    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    just an idea.. how about moving the seat back several inches?? would that be possible with a stock seat??
     
  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I am going to install an Beard rear seat so it will be back a little further than normal and tie it in to the cage, I don't want it to far back though, need spare and cooler room. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    what'll be cool at least for me is a single seat in the back just for my kid.. that will free up some space for the spare or cooler.

    not sure if that's an option for you because i don't know how many little passengers you need to carry..
     
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    so when do we get to see some pics of it?
     
  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yeah, saw that one, no tube was spared on that job /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    I only have one 2 year old but as soon as I put one seat in there I will need to carry a few passengers back there, oh well, I'm the driver and I won't be sitting back there. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I almost took some pics tonight but it will look so different by Sunday I didn't bother.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    That cage (link) is ridiculous. Plus the inverted 'V' is dumb IMHO. A 'V' the other way would be stronger. I think that cage has about 70 feet too much tube.../forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Rene
     
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    I didn't care for that cage either. And I've also recommended the "V" many times, as long as the center of the floor is reinforced I think it's a great design for support where it's needed most AND you can walk through...
     

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