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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by onlychevy6, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. onlychevy6

    onlychevy6 1/2 ton status

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    Here is some pictures of my cage in the 75 k5.

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    pretty spiffy, but you won't have it long if you keep parking in the towaway zone. :laugh:.
     
  3. onlychevy6

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    LOL... yeah those spots are reserved for a deli near my house that we eat at.
     
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    very nice

    need a side shot by the doors......i'm just curious.
     
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    looks nice man! how bout some pics of the complete rig :)
     
  6. onlychevy6

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    with top on. When i pull the top back off i will take some more.

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    very well-done my friend. How long did it take you to fab?

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    It took 1 night to do. Once it was drawn out as to what was wanted. Still might add to it. Maybe something going along the bed rails. I just added my cb. Mounted it up above the Rear view mirror. I also need to add some gussets so i can add 5 point harness seat belts. Currently using the stock ones.
     
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    A little input. I like the design but it needs a little something. I would add a bar going from the "b" pillar to the 5 and 6 points on your cage. Make it go parallel along the underside of the edge of the body and above the wheel well. The overall design looks awesome. I am a little concerned with strength in the middle where the triangulation is behind the drivers and pass seats. Is there plans to re-inforce this area? Again, not trying to critisize. The cage looks good and it is just my o2.
     
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    yeah, the rear is kinda 'hang'in out there' isn't it? like they say on every single cage critic thread on pirate, "needs more triangulation!!!" ;)

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    How much tube did you use for it? I am about to cage mine out and am trying to get an idea of how much I will need.
     
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    Your cage design looks similar to mine on the back half. Here is what i did to mine just to give you an idea of what i meant. In the first pic you can see the tube i was talking about that connects the "b" pillar to the 5 and 6 points on the cage. In the second you can see how i made the ass end a little more pleaseing. Again, just suggestions and examples.

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    looks good, impressive[FONT=&quot] [/FONT] for one nights work

    Did you mount it to the frame? or just the body?
     
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    what promted you to build a cage jeff? haha, looks pretty good
     
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    Hmmmmmmm maybe this....

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    As far as adding more i think the only thing i would add is more support going from the b Pillar back along the frame rails. Other than that i won't be adding much in the back. This is my daily driver and i actually use what space there is in the back. Plus once i figure out if i am going to use bucket seats or another bench seat in the back then i might change my mind. My kids are 12 and 4 so i want to make sure there is plenty of room for them.

    I appreciate all the comments. Good or bad. Constructive critisism(sp?) is a good thing.
     
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    Just the body. Maybe once the rock slider are figured out then we might tie it together i have no idea yet. one thing at a time.
     
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    i wanna say i bought something like 6 or 8 sticks of 20' pieces. There was a few pieces left over.
     

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