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post #1 of 3 Old 01-23-2013, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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cage building question

so, i am building a full cage for my blazer. first time ever building one from scratch. i have installed a kit cage and modified it to my liking, but never built one totally before.

i have the main bars in the rear done, but now i need to do my front portion. the two options i can see are:

1. do a roof Halo and two down bars that attach to it

2. two bars that attach to the frame, go across the roof then attach to the main hoop with a spreader along the top of the windshield instead of doing a whole halo bar

I had honestly planned on doing mine the 2nd way because that is how i have seen it done, but after some thought and looking online to kinda get idea's i think the Roof halo will be easier to pull off one shot and not have to do a compound bend on the front bars. but is one way better, or the "right" way?


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post #2 of 3 Old 01-23-2013, 07:14 AM
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Either way will work. However, as you mentioned, the halo would be easier to do. Simple hoop for the halo and simple legs with a single bend in each leg.

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not that i want to take the easy way out, i would just rather get it right the first time and not try a few times and waste tube so that it most likely how i will do it. was just unsure if one way or the other was considered the correct way, as i have seen it done both.

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