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Couple Cage ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudman2882, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. mudman2882

    mudman2882 1/2 ton status

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    First off. I have done a bunch of searching and reading.

    Where are you guys getting the foot plates for your cages. I am going to use them to sandwich the floor so I can tie the cage to the frame. DIY4x has some staked ones for $16 but would like to find some that are cheaper. Also do they need to be staked or will they be alright with the 4 bolts?

    Also, how are you tying your cage to the frame. I think going directly to the frame would be easier but in some places that may not be possible. Any insight and pictures would be very helpful.

    I am going to be doing this in a 91 K5. Would love to see some fully built cages to get some inspiration.
     
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    The stake puts most of the sheer force on the stake and off of the bolts.


    Mines on the outside so it won't help you much.
     
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    DIYs are probably the best ones out there... if you don't need stakes, you might try your local steel supply place. One close to me sells simple 4" x 4" floor plates for less than a buck IIRC. They are pre-drilled for 4 bolts and 3/16" thick IIRC.

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    I understand the point of having the stake on the plate but is this really needed when you are sandwiching the floor between the plates and going to the frame?
     
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    Thanks for the link. Those look like quality stuff.

    Has anyone used these?

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    i wouldnt use bushings. that will allow the cage to flex a little bit.
    ruffstuff has some really good stuff and they ship 3 day so it wont take long to get there
     
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    I wasn't sure if they would flex that much. My main concern is to get the fram as stiff as possible. Anyone have any pics of either a cage directly to the frame or tied in with floor plates.
     
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    but from what i understood, a bushing is a good option for those running poly bushings throughout the drivetrain, etc. a hard mounted cage would be an option for those running hard mounted bodys, motors, trannys, t-cases, etc....well at least that's what i understood...
     

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