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roll bars bought or built?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lgk5, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. lgk5

    lgk5 1/2 ton status

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    how many of you bought your roll bars and where did you get
    it,and how many built their's got any advice,pics
    thanks blake
     
  2. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    Have one built to the truck. That way you can tell someone how you want it. You want someone who is a good welder to do it. You also want to have the cage welded to the frame, not the floorpan. I am currently putting one in my blazer. I rolled mine 6 times and hit my head pretty good on the front part of the roof. I have a full cage in my firebird too. Sorry no pics of the Blazer yet. I intall cages in race cars so if you have any questions let me know and I can help you out.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  3. lgk5

    lgk5 1/2 ton status

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    around how much do you think it's going to cost,
    my brother inlaw is a pipe fitter in phx.we were thinking about tring it, on both our blazers when i go down in sept.
     
  4. dragricinMT

    dragricinMT 1/2 ton status

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    Desertdueler is right. Have it built to the vehicle and you. Also make sure whoever does it for you knows what they aree doing. Last thing you want is have it collapse because of bad welds or shoddy material.
     
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    Most full Custom cages that are done right are about 1600.00 to 1800.00. It take a lot of time to cut the floorboards to run the tube through and then to weld the hoe back shut. I takes about 5 days straight to do one cage. If your brother in-law is good at welding I would say try it. If hes not that good I would look around you and see If anybody is goo at it. The cages I do are very good. All the cages I do for the cars have to be fully inspected and sonic tested. The sonic testing checks to see how well the weld bonded the two bars. Havent had one fail yet. Me and my dad do them. My dads been welding for 20 years. He is an expert at it.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  6. tRustyK5

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    I guess the first question I would have is what is the intended use? If you're gonna blast through the desert at 140 MPH then a full on, attached to the frame, high dollar custom cage is a must. If you're gonna spend your time rockcrawlin 99% of any roll-overs will be very low speed flops...maybe one roll...at 2 mph.

    Check out S&amp;W race cars. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.swracecars.com>Roll Cages</a>

    These are weld in cage kits designed for our K5's...priced at about $200 plus shipping for a 10 point cage kit.

    Rene

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by tRustyK5 on 08/29/01 01:13 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    We built ours. My husband is a welder. Roll cage made to the truck and our purposes to the frame. material cost was about $500.00 ( We had the welder and borrowed a bender)

    If you've never done it before or watched someone do it you might make costly mistakes. Where to make the bends is crucial as well as the welding. We put an extra bar in front of the back seat for the kids to hold on to ( of course it's padded}

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