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should i cut????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jaysonsk5, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. jaysonsk5

    jaysonsk5 1/2 ton status

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    should i cut my roof off? i will be putting the cage in soon so who has done it and do you like it, post up picks please:D

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Love it!! Especially in the summer weather...

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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I love it, my truck is trail only most of the time so it was an easy decision.

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    Anyone have any problems with the seal of the full top on the windshield frame? The one I can get seems to sit high off the windshield frame. I would be annoyed if it leaked or make noises in the wind.
     
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    oh yeah, you have waaaay to much sheetmetal on your rig... cut cut cut away! :hack:

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  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Mine doesn't leak at the windshield frame...

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  7. jaysonsk5

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    well i'm not shure what to do about the roof yet. however today was a fine day to work on the k5. so it started out like this...
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    then we had some more of this.....
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    then it looked like this....
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    so we started to fit this.....
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    i ended up with this for now.....
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    i'm going to paint it yet today and cut the rockers off for some sliders. i might dovetail the rear of it to, but i'm not shure of that yet. well what do you guys have to say???
     
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    Do you have a 73-75 windsheild frame or gonna run nothing?

    Where and how much did that cage run you?
     
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    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What are your plans for a windshield? Looks good!!
     
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    not sure if i'm going to just weld the roof back on or cut the b pillars off and just weld the windshield frame back, looking for some input from you guys.
     
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    oh and the cage is a S&W 10 point and it ran me a little over $400. Plus i had to pay the welder.
     
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    I noticed in 8 your H2's thread you said something about some parts of the cage weren't great or something. Im trying to figure out what was wrong with it. Could you explain some please?
     
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    the S&W 10 point uses a halo and a pillar bars, on mine they didn't fit well. i would rather have an a pillar hoop and tie it together with spreader bars than the halo. when i ordered the cage i thought that the halo would be stronger.
     
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    How about a flat, folding windshield like the early Broncos and Jeeps? Just something to pop up and keep you from getting shotgunned by fly swarms if you ever get on the road and go kind of fast.
     
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    well today i made room for sliders and cut holes for the tube to tie into the cage so now it looks like this...

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    oh and the cage is painted and waiting to go to it's new home this weekend. it looks like this...

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    i also knocked off the old steering box to make way for the hydro valve.
     
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    oh no.. another truggy might be started
     
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    maybe..... but I'm trying to keep myself away from the sawsall, really i am
     
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    Boatsides would be nice!:whistle:
     
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    hey your cage looks awsome, i see you did'nt go with the blue. :D
     

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