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Floor plates for mounting roll cage - How thick?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, May 30, 2005.

  1. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    I am about done with my roll cage, I just need to secure it to the floor of the cab, I am planning on putting a nice strong plate over and under floor. How thick should I make the floor plates and what size bolts should I use. I want it strong but I don't want to overdo it either, I don't have a drill press and making big holes in thick metal plate with a hand drill is no fun.
     
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    no thinner then 1/4"
     
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    Thanks, thats what I thought, sucks drilling the holes with the hand drill, thinking about just taking the plates to a shop and tell them to drill all the plates for me. I am thinking about using 3/8" bolts.
     
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    you should check out Kurt's stuff on DIY 4X he makes exactly what you are looking for :cool1:
     
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