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post #271 of 1106 Old 07-13-2008, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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looks pretty clean especially the welds, what type of tubing did you have put in?

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post #272 of 1106 Old 07-13-2008, 10:00 AM
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yeah he did a great job welding it. he used .120 HREW. i was going to fork out some extra $ for DOM but i was told HREW was good enough for the wheeling im doing.

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Well i am thinking the awnser is going to be "no" or "probally not the gresteast idea" but i have to ask anyways.

At work I have been given to go head to take some lengths of 1 3/8" with 3/16 wall DOM tubing.
Can this tubing be used to make a rollcage that may take a flip say once every other season?
I try to get out wheeling every other weekend or so. Usually more mud and rockgardens no montains or such around here but there are a few steep climbs. Dont plan on flipping it but just incase. also this would be used to complete the existing fammily style cage.

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post #274 of 1106 Old 08-28-2008, 08:40 PM
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I recently finished my PSC Trail Cage with upgrades:
- windshield bars replaced with 1.75x.120" DOM
- roll bar flanges welded to B-pillar, windshield bar fully butted to flange & welded - eliminating the bolt
- 1/4" gussets added to A-pillar
- 1/4" diamond plate gussets added to rear spreader
- 1.75x.120" DOM tied into speader & B-pillar
- Front cage was tacked in place, pulled out after support brackets were attached, then skip welded out of vehicle
- some warpage was seen, resulting in a 1/4" gap in the center spreaders to B-pillar junction, this was filled by turning up the wire speed and skip welding multiple passes & grinding, allowing time to cool.
- rear of cage was welded in place in vehicle, zero warpage seen here.
- Welds done with a Lincoln Electric 175 AMP, big spool of 0.030 solid wire and CO2/Argon mix.
- I've still got 2 sticks cut long enough to make a diagonal between B and C pillars....maybe next year...

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post #275 of 1106 Old 09-20-2008, 01:24 PM
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Lets get this thread going again! Wanna see some XJ's with exterior roll cages, going to be starting a project soon and wanna see what you guys did. Likes, dislikes, things you would have done different.

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post #276 of 1106 Old 09-20-2008, 04:58 PM
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This is not my vehicle but it someones that I had wheelded with. He did a little this.



When we got it back over no shifting had occured prety good cage IMO.


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This is how we test cages...and hoods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3pVagdGx64

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post #278 of 1106 Old 09-21-2008, 12:03 PM
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Looks good, Part on the front fenders is the same style I am going with. I am assuming he has that tied into to front/rear bumper as well as the frame. Wheel in alot of rocks so Gotta cage it, plus love the look of the exo cage!

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Looks good, Part on the front fenders is the same style I am going with. I am assuming he has that tied into to front/rear bumper as well as the frame. Wheel in alot of rocks so Gotta cage it, plus love the look of the exo cage!
yes that cage it is tied into those bumpers.

Personnaly I wasnt a fan of the exo cage on his cherokee but after seeing how it saved his vehicle in the roll from several other trees that day I got liking it a bit more.

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post #280 of 1106 Old 09-23-2008, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know why i never thought of using diamond plate for that! Great idea (doh!)

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post #281 of 1106 Old 09-28-2008, 10:49 PM
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Just finished my way through all the posts on cages and haven't seen what I was thinkin of, although I did see GPER in another thread had done it. I was wondering about using a second factory sport bar mounted on the fenderwells at the rear and tied to the bar right behind the driver. Obviously I would find a way to tie them both to the frame. Anyone done this or have any pics of it? I would still need to get the front cage bar bent but this was just an idea for the rear cause I need to protect passengers.

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AWESOME write-up at the RangerStation.com --> http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...y/rollcage.htm













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And here are some really bad Cage Fabrication ideas

Check out the steering goes through the cage!



Pipe connections are not valid bend points!





Tubing is waaay to small, his head is above the tubes, etc....


One extreme rear view mirror bracing! (I do love how the factory cage is there for back up)


Square tubing could be used, but seriously?


Add to these if you wish, just thought you guys should see what are some horrible ideas!!
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^^^Wow, those are something else!

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post #285 of 1106 Old 11-11-2008, 06:53 AM
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I don't know why i never thought of using diamond plate for that! Great idea (doh!)
thanks I think it looks great (and its 1/4" not 3/16" like most gussets)


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Looks like schedule 40 too. they used prebent 90's like you would for handrail.

look at the angle of the springs on the front axle - what the heck!?
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