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Roll cage?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by gaspass, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. gaspass

    gaspass 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever put an internal roll cage in a Suburban? Pics please if you have.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    havent yet, but im fixin to get one done. i talked to a guy at CEO and he said it would be about $1000 to do it.
     
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    it has been done...I've seen this burb in person and it's a full cage all the way to the rear

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    cage

    Hey, SMOKKEY1. Do you know if the cage on that black Burb goes through the floor and attaches to the frame, or is it just bolted to the floor?
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    that's I couldn't tell u.... I didn't take a real good look how he had he mounted.
     
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    cage?

    Thanks
     
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    i imagine it did go all the way thru. i hear they are rather worthless if they dont...mine is definately going all the way to the frame...once i get around to it
     
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    Not true.
    It's not worthless if it doesn't go thru all the way to the frame.
    When you tie into the frame, either you need to have a big hole so the body cab still move around when the body mounts flex, or you should eliminate the body mounts and tie everything together, in that case you better have some comfy seats or your ass is numb.
    As for having a cage just for the cab, its still prevents the cab from crushing the people inside but doesn't make anything to stiffen the frame so it doesn't flex as much.
    Depends what you are after.
    :D
    And I will get lots of comments here but I know there are those that don't just follow the latest trend and think about things and know I am right.
    :p:
     
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    i can see what you are saying. i just had heard they werent very good if they didnt go all the way thru. it would make me feel much safer having it tied into the frame.
     
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    Like I said it depends what you want out of it.
    A cage built to stiffen the frame needs to connect the frame.
    A cage built for the safety of the passengers doesn't NEED to connect to the frame but will still work if connected.
    It doesn't make it safer if it connects to the frame, it just adds to the rigidity of the frame.
    :D
     
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    i see. this makes sense. never really stopped and thought about it too much
     
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    I am having a cage built right now for my 88 burb. Have one pic now and will post more when I have them. cage.jpg

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    how do they weld the sides close to the roof/pillars/doors? Or paint them??

    In the future I would want to cage my sub, but I don't want to pay for someone to do it for me...


    And that black sub looks like it has used it's cage before, hahaha. No sense in putting one in, if your not gonna use it! hahaha.
     
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    The top and legs were built and painted outside the truck. (except were cross and down bars needed to be welded) I've been working alot and the Sub is 220miles from me, I will post more pics of the cage when I pick it up.
     
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    Wow, sagechicken!! That thing is sweet. I love the way it hugs the dash, and everything else for that matter. Wish you were in AZ, and I'd ask for their number for future reference. :bow: How many hoops are you having put in 3, 4?
     
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    looks great man !!!!
     
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    When I show these pics to my wife, she might ban me from this site! I was told I am not allowed to cut this one up, but I really like that black one.
     
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    X10

    I want one for my Burb!
     
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    i'm fixin to move to wy (stationed at FE Warren), where did you get that cage done? it looks great

    thanks,

    b
     

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