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EXO cage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    If one was to bend the tubes close enough to the body to weld the tube directally to the body, would this be pretty strong, or would it just rip the body panels when subjected to any force on the tubes?
    I ask because i dont want to tie my exo cage to the frame, so im am trying to think up iseas to tie it better to the body.....................
     
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    I wouldn't weld the exo cage to the body. I know my body and my interior cage flex seperately of each other even though the interior cage is bolted to the body only.

    I would tie the exo cage into some heavy duty sliders that are tied into the body and into the frame on bushing mounts.

    Body metal isn't very thick and welds would eventually break off it over time. Leave the cage and the body enough room to do there own things.

    Harley
     
  3. surpip

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    Ok i have my weld in sliders, but that still leavs connecting the cage to the back and front, dont see any real strong mounting places there
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Pics of your Blazer would be a good help in this instance. Do you run a top? Do you run doors?

    Harley
     
  5. surpip

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    eventually it will be a soft top and yes i will have doors,
    this summer i plan to make it look like a 75
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    those are my sliders
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    you just made the post i was going to make today :D ex-o welded on to the body it would just tear off at the welds and not ad any safty to your ride at all :blush: so i am jacking your post i hopeing you don't mind

    show us your EXO-CAGE PICS or links

    this is something i might be thinking of for the trail rig and i need some input

    thanks CK5 ers
     
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    nope dont mind :D
     
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    pics like this one

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    got this one here
    clicky
     
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    Are you going to run a tailgate? The problem with exo and body only mounts is there is no good place to mount the cage to front or rear. The strongest points of body there are the core support and the tailpan that the tailgate hooks to. Both would be a bitch to try and get a cage work with.

    Honestly I think the best and easist solution along with the strongest solution is frame mount on bushings. The bumpers (if they are aftermarket and strong) are a great place to hook into with bushing mounts.

    If you ran no top and no doors that would open up alot of room to drive some exo cage bars from the outside back inside and mount it like a normal cage on the inside.

    Harley
     
  10. bboy

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    i dig it!

    :grin: hey i like that cage. it looks somewhat familiar. thanks, bboy

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    tailgate

    oh and i am running a truck tailgate. bboy

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    no top and no doors isent an option, i still live in the city, in appt's so i dont want my junk stolen.
    i guess bushing mounts on the bumper's will be the best option, just have to come up with some ideas how to make it work good and look good.......
     

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