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exoCAGE!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DBLAZER, Feb 24, 2001.

  1. DBLAZER

    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I went out and got over 110 feet of 1.5 tubing to start my outer cage!!!!! I also got some 2x4 tubing for my front bumper and winch mount. I should be well into the cage by tomorrow evening. I will let ya know how it turns out.


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  2. Gandolf

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    Sounds good. Take lots of Pics. And remember, measure twice, cut once! LOL


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    This will be great to see. I've always liked the exocage used on Land Rovers. 'Shades of the road warrior.
    Someone makes brush guards that wrap up over the hood, I can remember who. The look pretty wild.
     
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    man that sounds awesome

    love to see pic after you are done

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    Pics pics and more pics. What color do you plan on painting the exo?

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    very very black!!!

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  7. Boondock

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    I would love to see what the cage looks like. Please post pictures or maybe even email them to me if you have time. I am really tossing around the idea of putting one on. Thanks bud.

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    is the exocage only gonna cover the hard top? or is it gonna be ALL over. let me know the specs. sounds phat.
    are you doin your own welding?

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    Hey DBlazer
    I started thinking about how many feet of tubing you were going to need and I think your going to need more. What do you think, (you probably already knew this) and how many feet do you think your going to use?

    Michael
    ps Black's a good choice, Thank god you didnt want to go fairy pink.

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    Any pictures yet? Thanks... I really wanna see how she looks.

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    Nashu, how's the exocage coming?

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    sound good man. i realy could use one on my rig. black is good. i just don't get the pink and purple things that go down the road. eh go figure
     
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    if your doing a full outer cage, you will need alot more tubing, I used 160 feet just caging my street stock/enduro 77 malibu stock car....gusset all the corners also, makes big difference in strength. hope your bender has a angle guage , makes things easier. Did my first cage after hours in a midas muffler shop. Man was that a treat. Just my two cents...can't wait to see your cage when it's done......ED
     
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    Oh man do I need more tubing!!!!! The cage is going very slow guys, We just git a new welder at the shop, A miller 200 amp!!!!!!! So the going is getting easier. I was planning on heading up to th shop to work on it all day tomorow(friday) BUT!!!!!! My damn front right hub area is making a godawful grinding sound so I have to look at it tomorrow, and I now have to repair my F#^@ked up trailer, its pretty cool my dove tail now sits about .75" off the ground, UNLOADED!!!!!!!! So soon, I promise!!! [​IMG][​IMG]nudge nudge, I am really tryin!!!

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    Hey Nashu, have you got a diagram or sketch of your exocage? I'm also thinking of doing one in the future. I've been doing some sketches to see what it would look like.
    Thanks.

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    Heres a sweet exo cage but its on a toyota . . .
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    Hope to see your bad boy soon !!

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    Cool Paul, think I've seen that before. I'd like to make it not too over bearing, but provide protection over the cab and cap area. Would like to also use it double duty as a platform and carrier for a car topper alum. boat and if possible removeable. Have it tie to a custom rear bumper and custom side sliders/side bars. Have to really brainstorm on this one....

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    That Toyota is bad ass.He pulled into FWPW in Fresno when I was there on thurs.Its got a 14 bolt ff in the rear an I didnt see what it had in the front .The cage is black now to match the rest of the truck .Its a way cool lookin rig.

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I cut it and I cut it and it's still to short, checked out your site today D and I gotta sweeeet, can't wait to see the pics...

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Add the word( say ) in between gotta and sweeeet[​IMG]

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