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Poorboys Offroad Carnage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jk3078, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. jk3078

    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    Heres some pics of the last time Abe's 74' Bronco will ever be driven, a sad day indeed. A hiem joint failed on his drag link which spun around and went under his driver side front tire spinning him around into a 4' stump and then into a tree which sent him over and sideways at 40mph. Bent frame, radiator, carb, radias arm, front housing.....

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    Holy sh!t what happened there?
     
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    Damn that cage got hammered!:yikes: .

    What happened. Lets talk story.:D

    Ira
     
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    Details.....
     
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    talk about a cage that needs x-bracing in the b-pillar, some gussets at the bends and something vertical in the center-of-the-windshield area. :shocked: I'm not an engineer... but is this kind of thing not obvious to people who make cages?

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    Geez, and we were just talking about Bronco's the other day. Doesn't look like it will be worth rebuilding. Any drivetrain carnage, or just body/frame only?
     
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    holy crap... when I initially posted I didn't look at the bottom of the a/b pillars and how they attach to the rest of the rig. Who thinks that a good way to do it? lol! Not 100% sure what the guy was trying to do... but it looks like he/she failed miserably. Hopefully no one got hurt....

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    No one got hurt, I agree the cage was sketchy. At least he had that much or he would be dead.
     
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    So what happened?

    Ira
     
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    it says in the discription he posted...a hiem in the draglink faild casuing him to lose control and head for a stump at about 40 MPH
     
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    i'm sure he added that later, but wow, sucks for any vehicle. U had a 1 ton TRE fail in my drive way, I cant imagine that happening to my truck.... I didnt have any type of roll cage in at the time either. I installed the factory roll bar after that just incase
     
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    I'm gonna show those to my roommate. He spanks it to EBs and has a 74. Maybe this will make him cry :whistle:
     
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    the cage is probably cheap HREW tube. :doah: :whistle: :D
     
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    Even if it was dom tube it probablly would have looked like that, The cage was just poorly designed.
     
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    yeah, anytime you can't find a single gusset or example of triangulation in a cage... something ain't right. lol!

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    LOL!!!!! :haha: :haha: :rotfl: :rotfl: :p: I knew that would get someones goat! was only playin. the cage was built crappy. gotcha!
     
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    It may not be the best example of a cage, but it apparently did it's job! If the description is correct the vehicle had a fairly major wipe-out at 40 mph and "nobody got hurt"......not exactly sure what everybody expects the cage to look like afterwards?
     
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    well if the guy did it right he should have zigged then zagged then did an alleyoop, then a 360 deg flip and landed on all fours you see, then the cage would have been just fine, right? that what I would have did......no really.:D
     
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    the alleyoops are tough but doable.:haha: :D :p:
     
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    a bumper could have helped too
     

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