Thanks for all the compliments guys!!
A new cage was one of the priorities for this stage of the build. Safety and overall performance were at the top of the list with a new tub, hood, fenders after that.
There is a lot more than meets the eye at first glance of the cage design. I needed to make it removable so the tub could be installed. It had to fit inside the tub. It had to be easy to get in and out but retain good side strength. The design also needed to be in a shape that would slide off an obstacle regardless of direction from front to back. First I came up with a unique way of securing the cage to the frame, followed by mounts that would work with and around the tub. The front mount will fit inside the boatside without compromising foot room, while the middle mount is incorperated into the body mount. The side hoops and rear bars all run along the same plane allowing the "slide" ability. All outside bars are 1.75" 120 dom to resist denting on impacts, while some of the inner nonimpact tubes are smaller and or thinner to save weight were possible without sacraficing strength. All tubes are single pieces including each entire side hoop. Even with the more cage kit I used to have, I knew I needed something to keep me safe with all the extra ability this rig would have. There is a full layout of the cage in my build thread on my sig. Might even be some info on that axle