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how many ft of tube in your cage?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    how much have you guys used in your cages? If ya got a pic to go with the number, it'd help even more. ;)

    my rig is going to be a much-narrowed truggy... but any cage will help me guage how much tube I'm gonna end up using. I have 300' in the garage... doubt I'll use it all. Just curious what others have used...

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    I got about 200' in mine.
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    I have about 65' sofar in my 8pt cage. I don't have a belt bar, spreaders in the rear, or a dash bar yet. When those things get done I will have about 85' in my cage.

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    I think I'm just over 100' in mine.

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  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    cool.. keep the info coming guys. Of the rigs shown, 85s is closest to what I am building. Before I started I guestimated I'd use 200-225 feet. I got 300 so I can **** up a couple of times and still not have to buy more tube. lol! Buying tube one stick at a time is the worst thing you can do. Steelyard guy loves that kinda order. doh!

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    i have about 175 in mine. that is counting bumpers, sliders, & engine mount/crossmember.

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    300 in mine But that includes the rear bumper and the over the top engine crossember.

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    Got about 100 feet in my cage as it is now. Another 20 ish per bumper...

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    do you have any more pics of your cage design
     
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    160' so and couting. Guessing around 200-220 when I am done
     
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    200' and there was very little scrap...

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    cool truggy drag... is there anything supporting that long span next to the engine though? that tube looks very lonely out there. maybe its just the angle tho..

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    Mine used just under 120 feet

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    Mine has around 220'

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    I would say I have about 100' in mine.
     
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    there is an engine cage in the works, but first i am mounting k5 fenders and a cowl hood... so i can keep the cage confined to the new sheetmetal...
     
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    I have about 110 in mine, still needs work.
     

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