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post #1 of 29 Old 12-11-2009, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Exo cage build thread... .with pics! (Updated 12/17/09)

Got rid of the Nates4x4 front bumper. Looks like I will have a much better approach angle now. Also moved the winch back about 3", and up close to 7".





Bumper finished.....Working on the rest of the front clip....







Started on the roof bars




Added B-pillars and some gussets, but we are waiting on a delivery of more tubing so it is on hold til tomorrow probably.








My buddy Heath is doing all the fab work, and I am helping as much as I possibly can. My welding/cutting skills are good, but I don't have a bender (and if I did I doubt I could come close to his skills). I will post up pics as we make more progress.


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post #2 of 29 Old 12-11-2009, 08:33 AM
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very impressive man, keep it coming.
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post #3 of 29 Old 12-11-2009, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks man, I am thinking about painting "Hammered finish silver" once it is completely finished. Will also redo my sliders and rear bumper in the same color.

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I love how mean it looks in the 3rd pic, good job

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thats awesome. if i ever learn to weld better i would love to do this.
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I love how mean it looks in the 3rd pic, good job
Looks very... "Angry"?



But all kidding aside, Very nice work man, really coming together nicely.

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thats awesome. if i ever learn to weld better i would love to do this.
The welding is the easy part.... I can weld, but I'd give just about anything to be able to bend tube like Heath.

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Seriously guys, thanks for all the responses. I am pretty happy with how it is turning out so far, can't wait to test it out! HAHA

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Saw this over on Naxja. Lookin good!

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looking damn good!

looks like my buddy Jeremy's

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is there enough room in case you ever need to replace the windshield?

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Yeah we purposely left enough room.... There will actually be some bracing running from the top bar to the cowl when we are done but it will be bolt in for that reason.

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That looks great! Can't wait to see it done.

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what size tube is that? 1.75 or 2?
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