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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Spanky, Sep 12, 2000.

  1. Spanky

    Spanky Registered Member

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    DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHERE I CAN ORDER A GOOD QUALITY ROLLCAGE FOR A FAIR PRICE? THANKS
     
  2. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

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    If you want a GOOD rollcage you'll probably need to design one and have a fabricator build it for you, or build it yourself. Most rollbars that are built today are showbars or lightbars and provide no protection. Someone on this board designed and built his roll cage, you might do a search to see who it was then e-mail him for plans.
    Dan

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  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Take a look at what they are made of not just what its called. I will bet if you buy from a quality company that "lightbar" or "showbar" will be made of 2" or 2.5" 0.120" wall DOM tubing. If it is, you've got a winner. If not, keep looking. Also, there are a lot of racecar shops and custom places. If you live near an oval track, look close by.
    Jim '80 GMC.

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  4. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

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    I built my cage using 1/8" wall 2" tubing that I bought at Pacific Steel and Recycling ( a local company ). They told me that is what all the local stock car racers use. I spent $35 for the pipe and $15 to Exhaust Pro's to bend the pipes to fit in my truck and another $3 on primer and paint at Wal-Mart. I don't have the plans for it because the manager at Exhaust Pro's just bent it as he measured on the truck. I used a friend's mig welder to weld it all together. It took most of a day to finish but much cheaper than buying one.http://www.goldrush2.coloradok5.com/Mvc-006fL.jpg

    Good Luck making one,
    David 75K5

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  5. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

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    also check SmittyBuilt for front and rear cages. Not sure what the wall thickness is but I did buy one for the front cab area a few years back.

    SteveB
     

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