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Full roll cage pricing aybody?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Anybody have a custom full roll cage done in their Blazer and if so, how much did you pay? We are talking six point all the way to the back with two bars across the seat area for seats to mount on, a bar across the dash, and cross bracing with some grab handles thrown in to boot. Not a Smittybuilt put in with some extra fabbing, but fully custom built. I have a guy who does NHRA custom cages/full interiors for race cars that can do me one with NHRA approved tubing tig welded and I want to compare his with something along the lines of what Fabworx or some other shop would do.
     
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    I would like to know too. I suspect that a custom built cage by a shop is expensive if you consider most shops would probably address a liability issue...since its a saftey device.
     
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  4. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Holy Mackerel! That is extensive. I don't think I need it quite that beefy. We have discussed tying it into the frame but I don't think I want to go that far. I also carry a lot of gear so I won't be cross bracing nearly that much.
     
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    shops here in arizona charge on average:
    $1200- $2000 (depends on options like: tying to frame, seatmounts, etc.)
     
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    I paid 1300 for my cage, it is tied into the frame at six places with seat mounts.

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    2dogs, how much different were the brackets for the 03 silverado seats compared to the stock k5 ones? is it still easy for people to get into the rear seat? very sick job man
     
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    I did not compare the brackets closely - scrapped the stock pedestals. But I think the 4 corners of the silverado are spread out much more. Also the height of the seats would prevent you from using the pedestals - these seats are mounted about 1.5 - 2" off of the floor and are perfect height.

    Getting in and out - the power on the drivers side makes it a slow PITA and the passenger side does not tilt. So it is not as easy but still doable. With the tuffy console it is almost as easy to go in and over the console. We have a 2 year old and we put her in her seat from the console.
     
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    When I had mine done I asked the guy how cages were priced - he said they usually charge per point. IIRC it was $150-200 a point. This was body mounted, not frame.
     
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    your trucks a pos though, so its not like your opinion really matters :hiddensmiley:
     
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    wait, i bet you could see that coming from a mile away with all your cameras!
     
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    ProTools 105HD + die + degree ring + shipping = $700
    200' of 1.75" DOM = $600
    hardware, floor plates, bending software, tube master blah blah blah = $300

    $1500 for a cage.... plus you still have a bender when you are done. If you wanted you could sell the bender and get $500+ of that back...

    j
     
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    You forgot a couple things, like a notcher thats worth a crap, a welder, welding supplies, helmet and time to learn how to weld worth a crap. Works out to a little more than 1500. Unless of course you have that stuff allready
     
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    :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha: Good point. Never mind. :haha::haha::haha:


    Guess it's time to upload the film I took with those cameras... your undies were the pink thongy ones sticking outa those britches, right? :wink1: :haha::haha::haha:
     
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    I'll sell you the one in my backyard for $500
     
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    make buddies on ck5, bribe them with beer to help with the welding. I can't weld worth a crap either... i'm just gonna tack things in place and let a guru handle the rest. :thumb: Even if you do buy a welder and junk and spend $2k... you'll still be ahead of the game after the cage is built because you'll have a cage AND a bunch of awesome tools. If you are just worried about the $$$, sell the cool tools when you are done.

    j
     
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    Figure the amount, size and price of tube you want. Add to that 15-20$ per bend, cope and weld.
     
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    Fred, "cope" = notch?
     
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    Yup, same same :)
     

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