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Can you build a cage BEFORE you buy seats?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by perp, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. perp

    perp 1/2 ton status

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    I am about ready to start bending tube on my roll cage but somehow I never got around to ordering the seats:doah: (I do not even have the stock ones) is it possible to measure / eyeball / whatever and put in seats later or am i retarded for even considering it? Let me know what your experiences or opinions are.
     
  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    you could get the basic cage done then when you get seats run your tube for the seat mounts at that point.
     
  3. perp

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    that is what i was thinking, just want to make sure the B pillar isn't in the way. anyone have a picture of where the b pillar goes through the floor with or without a seat in it. my truck is a 77 k5, if anyone posts a pic please tell me the year as i think some of the body tub floors are different for different years. Thanks
     
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    Anyone you know have the seats you want? Maybe you could borrow one for a couple hours to use for mock up?
     
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    No one around here, i got access to a bench but that won't do. I am considering buying a cheapo from Four Wheeler or somewhere and using it to mock up around. you think the sand rail seats are similar? i got freinds with those
     
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    I think one guy here built his cage and after he got the seats bolted in found out the top tubes was too close to his head. I think he lowered his seat even a bit but it was still too close for safety's sake. so he cut it out and is starting over. just dont make the same mistake.
     
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    shouldn't be hard to do everything but the seat-mounting on the cage first, and then add that part when you get them in-hand...

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