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pics of my new tailgate/roll cage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highlow, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. highlow

    highlow 1/2 ton status

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    Just seeing what you guys think, now that it is all set up I can take it out and paint it and keep trying to finish this thing, before hunting season.

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    Looks good. BUt what type of tubing is that? Looks like it flattened alot on the bends...
     
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    I love orange :D
     
  4. highlow

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    Yeah it did because I didn't have the right die for the pipe bender I used. But I wanted to use this pipe because I have a die for notching it on our iron worker so the welding would be alot easier and fitment was a no brainer.
     
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    You REALLY need some triangulation on the cage especially since the bends flattened out. It wouldn't take much of a roll to fold it.
     
  6. Kiwi John

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    Don't paint out the flames/skulls if you can help it.
    How strong are the tailgate hinges? There must be some weight on the gate when cans are full.
     
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  7. highlow

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    No I won't paint over the skull and flames I'll pull the cage out and then paint it, by the way I'm the one who painted the skull and flames. The pipe I use is 2 1/8 od and it is 3/16 thick how does that compare to you guys who make your cages? Some body said I should put some braces in but I don't know if I am going to or need to, I don't wheel hard it's mainly a trail/hunting rig not too worried about flipping (famous last words :eek1: )
     
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    gussets and lot of them. if the roll doesn't kill you, the cage will as it make like big scissors on you. besides, they are really cheap insurance and blue torch fab makes a cool beer bottle opener gusset for above the cooler!

    btw, i am running 2.0" x .120 wall structural tubing for the cage
     

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