Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Roll Cage questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jemaddux, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Jemaddux

    Jemaddux Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    F@@k OFF
    .....
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2005
  2. ntsqd

    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2002
    Posts:
    3,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    So. CA
    Try a search here. It's covered, and covered, and covered.......
    :D
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Posts:
    45,031
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    I am using 1.75" x 0.120 wall DOM. For smaller rigs, some people use 1.5" or 1.625". Some people go bigger, like 2". I think for a fullsize truck, 1.75" or 2" are the best options.

    HF sells a lot of pipe benders... they will kink/screw up tube. Not sure if HF sells a "real" tube bender now or not. Your best bet is to go with an established bender maker, like Pro Tools. I have a 105HD.

    As far as cage design goes, do a search here on ck5 and on pirate4x4.com... its been covered many times. In general, triangles are your friend as is attaching the cage to as many points on the body and/or frame as possible.

    If you have more specific questions not answered by searches, post 'em up...

    j
     
  4. Mad-Dog

    Mad-Dog 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Posts:
    548
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ocklawaha,Fl
    Jeg's has a nice pre-fabbed cage for $259.oo :bow:

    i had no clue until i started searching as a result of this thread and mine is on the way.... :wink1:

    i was looking at pipe benders and mig welders and calling race shops..etc.etc.

    Now i will just have my buddy weld er up 4 me..
     

Share This Page