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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sams78chevy, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. sams78chevy

    sams78chevy Registered Member

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    Well I am thinking of building a interior cage this week and I was wondering if anyone knew of any premade cages available? And if not I was just going to build one up at work, what size tubing should I use? Thanks for the help.

    78chevy 6inch with shackleflip rear, 14blt,44f, 38inch hawgs on 15inch white spokes which I need to sell so if anybody needs them let me know they are brand new and I just got them so I could move my truck.
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Do a search... there is lots of commentary on the pre-mades. Smittybilt makes one (Jeg's sells it, IIRC), as well as a place called S&W, I do believe.

    I bought mine used, what I believe to be a modified Smittybilt ... 2" tube. Some folks use 1.75", depending on what bender dies they have.

    Other common answers: No, you can't use pipe, and no, you can't use a pipe bender. :haha:

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  3. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I have the smittybilt front section. It's a great value ceratinly. If I were to do it again though, I'd have just fabbed or payed someone to fab it, it's not tight enough to the contours of the vehicle.
     
  4. 78 k5

    78 k5 1/2 ton status

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    I rolled with the Smittybilt Interior tube and didn't have any problems, but if you are looking for something to abuse I'd go S&W or fab one (much stronger)
     
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    Caged

    Check out Essentially Off Road on google, they show six & eight point kits.
     
  6. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I started with a 8 point jegs cage and modified it to my liking. It is 1.750" tubing.

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    sorry to highjack.. but norby you got any better pics of your doors..
     

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