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Pics of roll cages

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazinzuk, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey everyone getting set to bend up my cage I would like to see as many pics as possible to see what kind of layout I like best. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I like this one the best:
    Echobit
    Or try this:
    Rockstomper Pics

    I'm having mine done locally next month /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif so I've been learning all I can too!
     
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    Nice cage! that rockstomper link... what material size and wall thickness is that??


    Ryan
     
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    i like the one in the rockstomper pics excpet for how the seats are mounted to the cage... why not have the x-members that the seats bolt to go all the way across the rig to link both sides of the cage together. The "hoop" thing they have on the rockstomper one doesnt seem like it adds to the structural integrity of the entire cage much at all... and lets face it, if you can get that AND a good place to mount seats, why not do it?

    j
     
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    How are you guys doing your dash bars and still be able to get the dash pad off in one piece? Or does it just not happen.
     
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    You place the bar at the top of the dash and an inch back, full access. It gets close to a column mounted tach though.
     
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    I just became your new best friend! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Jason,

    I was kinda scratching my head on those seat mounts too....! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    It appears that the front corner on each side is unsupported, unless somehow there is a small vertical piece that ties back down to the floor?

    My guess is that it was done to provide a better "walkthrough" to the rear area...building a seat cradle using what I would call "lateral bars" does create some tripping issues when trying to get into the back area......

    Now that I've build a couple of cages, I can say that there are compromises no matter what....certain cage features will take away some of the conveniences of a "normal" interior (Glove box access, window crank access, AC Vents get blocked, etc). Ultimately, it comes down to what the customer wants...and what tradeoffs they are willing to make.
     
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    I really like the Rockstomper cage but I can't find it on his site, is it a kit he sells?
     
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    I found those in a search on this site. Seems they were from a long time ago, and there aren't any details from what I got. I'd like to know more, too. As it is someone is trying to talk me out of a cage, saying it is impractical in a daily driver/weekend warrior. I think even if it is, I need something more than fiberglass over the heads of my kids! If it doesn't get caged, I'm done wheeling. Period.
     
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    The Blazer that is in the Rockstomper pic's belongs to I4x4 aka Ed he's a member here. I would PM him.


    Eric
     
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    It wasn't a kit, just a custom cage he made...
     

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