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Cage photos on '74 Blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Michael, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. Michael

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    Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Here are a couple of shots of my cage....it really stiffened the old Blazer up allot. I used 1.75" HREW tubing. I know it's not the best, but I think it'll be OK for my application. It's all completely welded to the floor with 3/16" plate. Thanks for lookin'!
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  2. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    I like it!!! Hey are those, the prerunner style fiberglass fenders?

    Also, What type of bender did you use?


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  3. 6.2Blazer

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Looks good.
    I really like the way you have the front bars going through the dash. Can you give some details on how you did this and what they are tied into?
     
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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Can you get some pics of where the rollbar meets the floor? Looks nice!!!!

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Hey I Like the way you did the floor bar and seat mount!!
    One thing though, now this is just my .02c so take it for what it's worth but I would have added a diaginal cross bar or two top bars in the center section for added head pertection. A narrow long pointy rock could fit in that top square, just a thought. Here is what I did to help protect the skull!!
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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    What, exactly, makes the rollcage strong? Is there a certin way you build them?

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  7. wayne

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    I love the prerunner look. If I could afford to do 2 projects at once I would keep my 73 p-up and make it a prerunner.

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Can you still use the hard top?

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  9. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Nice job Michael! That's the way I'm routing my cage; through the dash. Like someone else said; can you give some details on how you worked the dash; how much clearance you left; etc.

    Thanks
    Brian
     
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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    looking good you did an awesome job

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Hey, thanks for all the positive coments!! Now for the questions....Yes the fenders are prerunner style, made by Hanneman Fiberglass - http://www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm


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  12. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Michael

    That tubing bender you used. Is it the type that basically uses a bottleneck jack to force a die up against the tube or is it the clamp in type like the "Model 3" style with a big lever arm that you pull on. Either way, did it dive you smooth bends or did you get wrinkling??

    Thanks again
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  13. JoeAngelicchio

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Great job Michael. What I'd like to do and extend it right to the back.

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Hey Brian,
    Here's the webpage for Low-Buck.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://209.238.153.119/index.html>http://209.238.153.119/index.html</A>

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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    Sweet job!! Do you weld for a living? Your welds are very clean. I'm also interested in the type of bender you used. I checked out that website, did you use the cheap $99 one or the $400 one?
     
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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    I'm impressed with your work. Someday I hope to have some work like that done too.
     
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    Re: Cage photos on \'74 Blazer

    I'm just an amature, but I've built allot of buggies, bumpers etc. The tubing bender was made by Williams several years ago....they don't even show it on their site any more. It used a hydraulic ram and a two piece die. It gives very nice wrinkle free bends. It is basicly a "Greenlee" conduit bender. I would not use the "Harbor Frieght" $99 specials. If I was buying I would look at one of these. They run about $400 with a couple of dies: http://www.mtechsupply.com
    There are several people making this style....JD Squared is another.These have the capability of bending more than 90 degrees which can be hepful on lots of stuff.....drive shaft hoops etc.
    I, personally, don't like the look of the "family" cage that goes all the way to the back.....but it would be easy to do.
    Thanks again for all the positive comments.....you guys/gals are great!!

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