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Cutting Corners On Safety Isn't Cool

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by laketex, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Cutting Corners On Safety Isn\'t Cool

    Ok we've seen the questions time and time again. They always go something like this:

    Can I rig up something or another cause I dont have the cash to do something right?
    Can I use hockey pucks for a body lift and bailing wire for my battery tie down?
    Can I make my own crossover steering out of 2" angle iron?
    Can I mount the cage to the body only or to the wheel well tubs?

    ect ect ect....but in reality cutting corners just isn't cool. And if you want reinforcement, check out this thread that I pirated from the pirate board /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&amp;threadid=43733>http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&amp;threadid=43733</a>
     
  2. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Cutting Corners On Safety Isn\'t Cool

    thats why my rollcage is welded to my frame

    phill
     
  3. chevyfumes

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    Re: Cutting Corners On Safety Isn\'t Cool

    Lets start posting pics of how to incorporate the roll bar to the frame.. I'm all for it someone show me how or better yet everyone show me how..../forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  4. shupach

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    Re: Cutting Corners On Safety Isn\'t Cool

    ill have pictures up by tomorrow, essentially its welding the body to the frame, what i did was that i had outriggers welded from the frame onto spots on the body where the rollcage is welded too. therefore when you do rollover, pressure is put onto the frame, and not the sheetmetal of body which has a greater tendancy to break under pressure.

    phill

    i'll have pictures of my outriggers posted tomorrow
     

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