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Cage, Sliders, and Bumper

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 70jimmy, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here is a few pics of the stuff for the jimmy. Cage is 2" DOM 120 wall and 2 by 3 120 wall rectangular that the slider tube comes out of and all the other is thicker.
     
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    Looks great, wish it would have been ready a few weeks back! Probably a good thing it wasn't, you'd have dusted our poor old stock trucks.
     
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    Primered it today and will paint it tomorrow. Hopefully it will be in the jimmy in a week and I might even be driveable by Christmas!! :D
     
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    Sweet, now we can go out and bang the snot out of it. :D

    J/K
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    And people wonder why it is painted with Krylon rattle can????
     
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    Caged Jimy

    Dude, that is exactly what I am looking for!!! Did you make it? If you did that is awesome. Maybe some more info? I've saved the pics so I can duplicate the design, hope you don't mind. I can't believe how good that looks!!!! Later J.
     
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    Jaros44, You have a pm
     
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    Wow.. That sure is cool. :thumb: Looks good..
    So you're gonna cut out the rocker boxes for the sliders???
    Did you mock everything up and tack it together.. then take it all back out and finish it up?

    How much was that 2" DOM per foot or per stick???
    Here 2" x .120" HREW is ~ 2.50 a foot and DOM is like ~ $5.50 a foot.
     
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    Beautiful work. :bow:

    What do you think it weighs?

    More pics when installed please.
     
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    vtblazer: Cage weighs about 400 pounds, sliders i think were like 72 each, rear frame/cage tieins are probably about 30 pounds each, and havent weighed the bumpers but I know just the krawler tire was like 82 pounds. :crazy: I just figured it out and just the 2 inch tube used was 480 pounds in the sliders and cage then add welding, floor plates, gussets, rectangular steel brackets. And I thought I weighed a lot!!

    Ryanb: Yep built a piece at a time in the truck and tacked together, started with the main hoop behind the front seats, then the top portion from the main hoop over the front seats, then the bars in front of the seats from the floor to the top and went from there. It was taken out and put back in several times during the process.

    DOM price was $4.20 a foot and that was on Sept. 7, 2005. I bought it from EMJ Steel. (Earle M. Jorgensen Company) They have a website and locations all over US. This price was delivered by truck over 250 miles away!!

    Here are a couple pics in black for grins.
     
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    Your design looks really well thought out.

    I need to rework mine to allow better access to the back, as of now it's a total PITA to crawl back there. :crazy: cause yeah, ya gotta really crawl to do it.
     
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    Cool cage, you must have alot of hours in that alone. I'm looking to fabricate some type of step bars to get in and out of mine a little easier.
    Where did you get the back seat?
     
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    Back and front seats are from PRP, there is a write up from when Steve Fox used them with info on how to contact them. The back seat is custom made at 36 inches wide since I tubbed my rear fenders by taking two sets of inner fenders and fabbing them together to be 6 inches wider on each side.

    On the rocker boxes yes I did cut them out, however the rocker panels remain and these go just under the rocker panels. Not attached to the body just the floor/cage and frame.

    Yes lots of hours invested in design. I started with a general concept of the front of the cage and wanted the rear to kind of match the old Kayline soft top and this is what I ended up with. Between myself and the two guys at the shop we tried to think about strength, looks, and useability. I am pretty happy how it is turning out. Thanks for the comments guys. I couldn't have even started this project without all the help of CK5ers. :bow:
     

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