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Cage design ideas?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Here's mine. what do you think and do you think it could be any more structurally sound? The floor plates will all be tied into outriggers. The plates on top of the wheel wells will have a tube going across side to side and running along the floor with outriggers just inboard of the wells. It will also have tubes running from the top of the wheel well to the main hoop at bed height and at the bottom to aleviate any wheel well punch thru. This is my thought on design as I sat in class trying not to fall asleep.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-512234-cagedemo.jpg>http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-512234-cagedemo.jpg</a>

    It's going on this truck, minus the half cab which has fallen victim to the sawzall massacre. I'll be starting the cage next week and hoping to be through by the end of the month. So tube work gurus, tell me what you think!
    <a target="_blank" href=http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-471792-bob1.JPG>http://bbs.off-road.com/wwwthreads_uploads/53-471792-bob1.JPG</a>

    Sherman, Tx
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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    That looks like it should be more than strong enough, and safe too. As a side note, it looks trick too!

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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  3. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    hey man ur ride looks really sweet. we should go wheel sometime.

    phill
     
  4. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    hey bud, u finally get that top cut off that thing. Bout time you'd think you were a busy guy or something, geez. hey get a pic for me. I'm as excited as you and everybody else about that beast being on the road. Got my home the other day, man I'm ready to play, just got to get some fundage to get it road worthy.

    Like em big and topless
     
  5. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Add your seat and belt mounts on the cage and then it should be off road ready.....

    C'moe

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  6. Emmettology 101

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    Ya, I couldn't tell by your drawing, but I would have the cage come across the floor an mount your seats and belts to it. But you were probably already planning that! [​IMG]

    Mike

    <font color=green>"It's like a sore dick deal, You cant beat it!"</font color=green>

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  7. MaxCrack

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    Do you have any more pics of the Sawzall job? I will be hacking the hell out of my fenders soon and need some ideas.



    Good things come in small packages. Good things come to those who wait. So, if you're waiting for a small package, that must *really* be sweet.
     
  8. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Bryan....your artistry is truly inspirational.....[​IMG]
    Looks cool to me!!

    Michael[​IMG]
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  9. laketex

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    Hey micheal, suck my left nut....LOL going to start on it next week, you going to be around any?? I may need some advice from a true professional!

    Max, PM me your email addy and I'll send a few your way.

    Sherman, Tx
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  10. ChevyCaGal

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    Looks sweet! I'd add some grab handles in there. Case you roll it's better to hold onto them rather then the cage where the body could smash against your fingers! [​IMG] You also might wanna look into some bracing in the corners.... lemme find the article on the cage that some mag did in a K5 recently. It was way cool and has some great ideas! [​IMG]

    C'mon captain brake pedal... quit looking for the parade and drive!! [​IMG]
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