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Echobit Rollcage kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Is there rollcage kit intended to be mounted to the floor or pass through and mount to the frame? Anybody know where there is a tech article on the instillation of this rollcage?
     
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    I have been looking at their website and it doesn't really say how it was intended to be mounted. I'll just throw an email at em. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i am pretty sure it mounts to the floor using sandwich plates /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Yes you are correct. By using plates at the bottom of the cage it allows for flexibility. The plates can be welded to the floor or drilled and made into boltable sandwich plates. The bottom plate of the sandwich plate could either be a stand alone sadwich plate or have tubing running from it down to the frame. The frame could either be solid mount or bushing mounted for vibration control.

    Some other considerations to be made when mounting your cage to the floor or frame. Mounting to the frame should always be accompanied by mounting your seats to the cage. Should you mount your cage to the frame and leave your seats on the body, and the body breaks free from the frame in a roll over, you can be trapped and likely killed between the cage and the sheet metal of the body as they sepperate. So keep it safe out there if your fabbing from home!
     
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    Some other considerations to be made when mounting your cage to the floor or frame. Mounting to the frame should always be accompanied by mounting your seats to the cage.

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    That makes just as much sense if the cage is mounted to the body only...
    Worst case scenario cage and body separate from frame, you'd still be attached to the strongest part...plus it ties one side of the cage to the other at floor level.

    Rene
     

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