Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

First attempt at an exocage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 83L98blazer, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. 83L98blazer

    83L98blazer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GA
    Here are some pictures of my new exocage. This was my first attempt ever of trying to build a roll cage, it did'nt turn out exactly like i had pictured it in my head but i thing we did OK. I used 2" .120 wall tubing for everything, the only things removable are the tubes that cover the front and rear fenders.

    exo1.jpg

    exo3.jpg

    exo4.jpg

    exo5.jpg

    exo6.jpg
     
  2. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Posts:
    11,232
    Likes Received:
    491
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Not bad but I think it would do a better job if it had tubing that followed the fender lips and then add another tube under the tail light.
     
  3. mrdrinksalil

    mrdrinksalil 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Posts:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Where you from in GA man?
     
  4. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,933
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Fairfax Station VA
    obviously the tubing is kinda far away from the body, but its pretty good for a first try! wish i had one
     
  5. justiz00

    justiz00 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Posts:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Notice any more rigidity in the frame/body's flex?
     
  6. 83L98blazer

    83L98blazer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GA
    I am in Elbert co. close to the SC border.
     
  7. 83L98blazer

    83L98blazer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GA
    So far I really cant tell but I will know for sure this weekend.
     
  8. mrdrinksalil

    mrdrinksalil 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Posts:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Cool, I'm in Flowery Branch, by lake lanier. Check out my clubs site. www.georgiatrailrunners.com and the forum www.georgiatrailrunners.com/bb

    My truck isn't finished yet but theres a build thread in the garage of the forum titled (black bettys progress)
     
  9. 83L98blazer

    83L98blazer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Posts:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GA
    Are yall going down to River Rock next month for there open run? That will be the real test on how well this cage stiffened up the frame.
     
  10. mrdrinksalil

    mrdrinksalil 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Posts:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Yeah, people are going there may 18-20. My truck isn't done, so I wont be there.
     
  11. BlazerBud

    BlazerBud 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Posts:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chattanooga
    Looks Like the A-Team
     
  12. mrdrinksalil

    mrdrinksalil 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Posts:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Who looks like the A-team?
     

Share This Page