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Started Exocage - Need Input

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bboy, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. bboy

    bboy Registered Member

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    Started Exocage - Need Input with update

    I started and exocage on my jimmy and not quite sure if I like it. Using 2" tube and it hugs the body except the concave portion near the top. Should I just ditch this effort and move on to an internal cage before I burn more tubing? Please advise. thanks in advance, bboy

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    What's wrong with it?

    If you simply don't like it for asthetic reasons, then change it, becausr that's about the only difference is asthetics.

    Exo's are nice in that they keep the majoirty of the sheetmetal where it should be, harder to smash it so bad you couldn't open a door.

    their disadvantage is they stick out another 3" a side, and the girlies at the mall don't think they're as cool....


    I like it. Does that count for somthing?
     
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    I like it
     
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    If you don't want it, I'll take it:pimp:
     
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    if you dont like it, i'll gladly trade ya bodies.
     
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    i like it thats what i want to do to my blazer:saweet:
     
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    Looks good.... Nice work...
     
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    I like it except it looks really close to the body,not sure if you have it mounted to the frame but remeber that the body flexes to, not sure how much space you left but it looks pretty close in the pics.
    I like the design anyways and it looks like you did some good work.
    -Chris
     
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    I like it and the fit is excellent.
     
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    I personally like the look. It does make a wide truck wider but if the area you wheel in will allow the added width then I say run it. You will need to reinforce the long stretches of tube to make it more rigid if you plan on having the cage take hits on the bars that are run down the A & B pillars. They will bend back if you smack them on something hard.

    WillysWanter had this problem with his bar that went between his 2 sets of doors. He hit the bars on objects and they bent back and he couldn't open the rear doors.

    Harley
     
  11. bboy

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    positive input

    Thanks to all for the input. A little positive reinforcement goes a long way I have been out bending tube. Got the other "a" pillar bent.
    The cage is pretty much an inch or less from the body. Mocking it up any furthur out really makes it look really wide. Maybe once I put the 42s back on it will help. bboy
     
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    yours looks excelent. and imo an exo makes more sense to me. not in that it would keep alot of your sheet metal straighter, but in a roll, the body wouldnt be completely trashed to the point you either have to cut the entire top portion of the body off, or get a new body like an internal cage would be. though i dont if i would put an exo cage on something that see regular street use, maybe, maybe not.
     
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    It depends on where you wheel though. In AZ it is all about width. The wider the truck the less trails your truck will actually fit on. An exocage is cool but 2" tube and 1" gap = 6" extra width. We are all trying to get narrower here in AZ but in some places in the country and exocage would work fine.

    Harley
     
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    meh, drag it, squeaze it, push it, pull it through, the trees and rocks will make you narrower, as long as you have a complete and utter disreguard for any sheet metal. though i dont know arizona, seems to me itd be more fun squeazing a full bodied full size where it really just doesnt fit, no matter what state it is.
     
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    i dig it and the diamond plate
     
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    You may get some contact between the box and the rear hoop but it sure does look good.
     
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    We do just that. The next step on the trails here barely fit the cage. They are more of narrow canyons with boulders than trails with rocks at this point.
     
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    yeah, i think the only thing wrong with it so far is that it isnt finished. Keep going! I may be the only one... but i totally dig the jungle-gym look. :D

    j
     
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    bboy if u dont want that exo ill buy it from u im gonna b doing something that exactly the same but on a 85 pickup. where do u live.
     
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    also what kind of tubing is that dom or hrew?
     

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