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The future of my K5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    Well, i gave a buddy of mine a picture of my K5 on a hill and this is what he came up with...
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    its a full exo cage...i really like it...what do you think it would cost to build it?i can do all the bending but what is the price on that much tubing?
     
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    way to much $ in tubing, weight and time. lol! I think you could simplify the design a bit and be way better off.. it also needs more triangulation, almost every member meets another one at a 90 degree angle.

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    what about this design?
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    That looks much better. Triangulation is good since it will be stronger at more angles vs 90 degree where it is strong in one loading direction.
     
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    are the interior and exterior cages supposed to tie together? If so, it is no good. You have the down bars for the interior/cabin cage tieing into tubes and just stopping. If you rolled over the cage would just bend those bars and collapse in.
     
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    it is a interior and exterior cage, they do not connect.
     
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    I think it's an awesome design!!! Maybe add a line straight down from the top of the windshield, on your drawing it would go over the steering wheel.

    Do you roughly know how many feet of pipe?

    Looks like about 45 weld points on each side.
     
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    no clue on how much tubing i would need, it is a scale drawing though...i dont know the scale because it was scaled off of a picture. it would be cool fore a show truck but i dont think it would be as stong as the second design.
     
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    hey i drew that. lol. oh mike it works now :þ
     
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    hey, aaron, glad to hear that you finally got it to work. dont post up BS and nu cussing.
     
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    alrite. ya i dont know nuch about this stuff. i figured no cussing. :D
     
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    and dont forget to type in plain english. no ghetto foshizzle dizzle crap.
     
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    Why don'tcha just build a buggy? That much exo is a little extreme IMHO.

    Plus, buggies have fewer welds. If you decide to do it though, it'd look cool triangulated.
     

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