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post #391 of 6493 Old 12-31-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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where did she get the jeep knife? i need one...or seven.
I think Quadratec




So I got started on the BL tonight but didn't get much done just because I didn't have much time. One comment though, the fit of the Savvy BL pucks over the stock body mounts is excellent. It's hard to describe the feel but when you slip the puck over the mount, you can tell they are fitted perfectly. I imagine Currie/JKS mounts fit nearly the same as they all encapsulate the stock mount and retain the beveled edge that fits into the tub. None the less, it was worth giving Savvy a call for the body lift pucks I needed






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post #392 of 6493 Old 01-02-2011, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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So far I'v gotten all the Savvy BL spacer's in place and have begun cutting the body mounts off the frame. I found taking a grinder to the weld and then finishing it off with a sawz-all works best, leaving a minimum amount of metal on the frame to be smoothed down. I got the 3 body mounts on the driver's side knocked off and smoothed out. Still have to tackle the passenger's side. I took measurements of all the mounts before I cut them off so I can relocate them 1.25" up

Some finesse with the sawz-all removed them cleanly and only took me about an hour to do the Driver's side. I expected it to be worse than it actually was




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post #393 of 6493 Old 01-03-2011, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't get a chance to work on the body lift anymore today. Instead I drove up to Salisbury where I go to school to check up on my apartment and also pick up 100ft of 1.75x.120" DOM from Mike Ferrari at Delmarva Offroad. Great guy so if any of you local guys need steel give him a call. Thanks again bud I'll get to start putting that bender to use finally

Hopefully I'll finish up working on the body mounts the next couple days and then start work on the cage.


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post #394 of 6493 Old 01-03-2011, 09:56 PM
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u think your so cool

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wtf?
its a saying when you see something you really like, and i was referring to your tubing for your cage, looks good.

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post #396 of 6493 Old 01-03-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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its a saying when you see something you really like, and i was referring to your tubing for your cage, looks good.
Okay, sorry man

I thought you were trolling for a second my bad



Edit: Also, I forgot to add that my brown dog MML came in the mail today too. Now I just need to find time to work on everything.


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post #397 of 6493 Old 01-03-2011, 10:57 PM
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u got a lot of money sunk into this rig, i take it your not gonna part with it ever hun????Im selling mine but ill have another one.

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u got a lot of money sunk into this rig, i take it your not gonna part with it ever hun????Im selling mine but ill have another one.
Not planning on it. I figure everything on it is repairable, replaceable or upgradable so unless it explodes into pieces (hopefully not with me in it ) or I'm forced to sell it due to some unforeseen event later in life, I'd like to keep it and continue to build from this base

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cant wait to see the cage
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cant wait to see the cage
^^^This^^^
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post #401 of 6493 Old 01-04-2011, 06:26 AM
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Considering I hadn't finished reading this when I sent you that email, you can go ahead and ignore the email. I hadn't seen that you already had gone and picked up your tubing. Good luck and can't wait to see the cage. Let me know if you're buying any more metal or just are in the area and would be willing to pick some up. (Salisbury is such an annoying drive away from West Baltimore)

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I dont know much about roll cage tubing but is it me or is the wall on the tubing look mighty thing. I dont know specs of DOM so please teach me.
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Stop posting and get bending!

TheMiser, if you need something I travel throughout PA, MD, DE, and such every now and then. Let me know and I can normally bring stuff with me.

MountainMan, Mike picked up 1.75" .120 wall which is fairly standard for cages. It is what my personal rig is made from and has taken some hard rolls with no issues. There is a small trend in some of the comp rigs to us a .188 wall or such in high impact areas as well but with your everyday vehicles .120 wall is plenty. Hope that helps give you some extra info.

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Considering I hadn't finished reading this when I sent you that email, you can go ahead and ignore the email. I hadn't seen that you already had gone and picked up your tubing. Good luck and can't wait to see the cage. Let me know if you're buying any more metal or just are in the area and would be willing to pick some up. (Salisbury is such an annoying drive away from West Baltimore)
I sent you back an email. It's very easy for me to drive the 1/4 mile over to Mike's shop and get anything you want while I'm up at school. Not a problem When I'm home it's a 3 hour drive for me 1 way lol

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I dont know much about roll cage tubing but is it me or is the wall on the tubing look mighty thing. I dont know specs of DOM so please teach me.
1.75" x .120 is probably the most widely used size in roll cages for the strength to weight ratio. DOM is the process in which electric welded tubing is Drawn Over a Mandrel to finish it to very tight tolerances which also greatly increases its tensile strength since the cold drawing process re-structures the molecules in the steel. Lots of info about DOM if you care to look for it.

Also, as Mike said, .120" wall is extremely common in roll cages. Some of the KOH buggies and competition rigs use .188 wall (3/16") on things like sliders and such that take a ton of beatings during competitions and races.

Simply put, .120" DOM is plenty for what we use it for. It's the same size and thickness you'll find from most any aftermarket cage kits out on the market. Some don't even use DOM and instead use HREW (Hot rolled electric welded) tubing which is still strong enough if used properly. The most critical part of a cage is the design. It doesn't matter if you use 2" solid bar chromolly if it's not designed properly

Hope that helps give you a general understanding

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