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post #346 of 1109 Old 03-23-2009, 08:50 PM
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so i'm not seeing any MJ roll cages.. but then again i did see alot of red x's instead of pictures. post some mj roll cages, and if you know there are some on here already could you direct me to which page it's on GRACIAS

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post #347 of 1109 Old 03-23-2009, 08:51 PM
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lets see some more MJ cages! flat beds with cages
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post #348 of 1109 Old 03-28-2009, 01:42 AM
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im trying to get the plans going on a exterior and interior cage for my cherokee anyone got any pics or even a write up would be awsome
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post #349 of 1109 Old 03-30-2009, 08:06 PM
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I am doing an Exo on my XJ but I may run a basic cage on the interior too. Just a tube going over the front and rear seats tied together. But my goal with the exo is to keep it as close as possible to the body panels and in fact even weld some of the body panels to the cage. I will be tieing the my front and rear bumpers into my sliders and it will be tied into the cage

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post #350 of 1109 Old 04-17-2009, 09:30 PM
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I'm sort of surprised no one has mentioned this before, but how about the pros and cons of MIG vs TIG welds on a cage?

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post #351 of 1109 Old 04-21-2009, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Just a friendly reminder ..... BUILD YOUR CAGE BEFORE YOU GO WHEELIN THIS SEASON!!

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post #352 of 1109 Old 04-22-2009, 06:26 AM
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I'm sort of surprised no one has mentioned this before, but how about the pros and cons of MIG vs TIG welds on a cage?
I'll bite. Do you have an opinion on this topic? We have MIG'd dozens of cages, many of them tested with no weld failures. I do not feel, in our application, that TIG welding would be a benefit or is necessary.

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post #353 of 1109 Old 04-22-2009, 07:00 AM
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With MIG VS TIG, it comes down to practicality. There is no reason to TIG weld a cage unless you are looking for "great looking"welds. Can I do both, yes. Would I TIG a cage, NO. Mig welding is alot less time consuming IMHO and is just as strong as TIG.

On the other side of it, if TIG is the way you like to weld, then more power to ya. The welds will look a bit nicer than most MIG welds.
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post #354 of 1109 Old 05-04-2009, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Come on guys, somebody's got to have a cage project going!?! post it up, I'm probably gonna be building mine finally this summer! So post up so I can steal your ideas!
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post #355 of 1109 Old 05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
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With MIG VS TIG, it comes down to practicality. There is no reason to TIG weld a cage unless you are looking for "great looking"welds. Can I do both, yes. Would I TIG a cage, NO. Mig welding is alot less time consuming IMHO and is just as strong as TIG.

On the other side of it, if TIG is the way you like to weld, then more power to ya. The welds will look a bit nicer than most MIG welds.
ya i gotto agree, theres no need to tig a cage. plus all our fits are not perfect, so i would rather fill some small gaps or bevels with mig than sit there and over heat the joint trying to fill it tig wire.

man that is a scary picture, even the simplest jeeps need a cage. even if its tied into the frame on the front and use's the factory cage in the rear.

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post #356 of 1109 Old 05-07-2009, 09:01 PM
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I have a question, ive been looking to swap to a family cage, but would actually like to keep the diag bar in the rear as well as the "family" bar, I saw one pic way back in the beginning of this thread where a guy had one like that.. But no pics on how he tied the 2 together. Would it be better to get a Fam cage and put the sports bar in or could i just add a bar to the sports cage? any answers are appriciated.

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post #357 of 1109 Old 05-08-2009, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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I guess the easiest would be to add the straight tube to a Family cage, but you could do it the opposite way by adding the family cage over the sport cage. Just depends if you have a bender or not. I need more info to give a better answer.
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post #358 of 1109 Old 05-08-2009, 02:33 AM
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I've always been on the fence on the MIG vs. TIG argument. Guess what appeals to me is how clean a weld you get with TIG and no spatter. That said, a properly set up MIG welder shouldn't have a lot of spatter. Valid point on the overheating a joint. I was mostly curious to hear the other opinions out there.

Funk, I'll be getting to my cage sometime this summer I hope. I am tentatively planning to do something similar shape wise to the Hard Rock, but also add some additional bracing. A single diagonal from the B-pillar bar corner behind the passenger seat to the base of the b-pillar bar on the drivers side. Then a horizontal bar for harnesses. Neither of these should be a problem for me as I don't use a back seat. Then considering horizontal ties between a and b pillars as well as b and c pillars. Also considering a diagonal from the corner of the c-pillar all the way to the base of the a pillar at the footing of the cowl. Not totally decided yet but that's what I have in my head.

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post #359 of 1109 Old 05-11-2009, 10:54 AM
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A few photos of the A to Z cage we put in last weekend. I would buy one and do it all again if that helps anyone choose a cage... Its well worth the money if you ask me.

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post #360 of 1109 Old 05-11-2009, 03:15 PM
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Good lookin cage!!

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