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post #781 of 1106 Old 04-26-2012, 09:08 PM
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Where ever you put the gussets, make sure they are not on the center line of the tube. Put them on the edges. When in the center, they can collapse the tube and work like a shear.


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post #782 of 1106 Old 04-26-2012, 09:26 PM
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Something to remember when placing gussets in a cage. Do not put them on the center line of the cage tube. Put them toward the outside edge of the tube so that when welded out, the gusset is tied into the edge of the tube. I witnessed a roll over not long ago where the gussets were on the center line of the tube. As pressure was put on the tube during the roll over, the gusset essentially cut into the tube causing it to collapse.

SCORE offroad trucks cannot use plate style gussets for this reason. They require saddle gussets.
this post was 2 pages back

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post #783 of 1106 Old 04-27-2012, 09:31 PM
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this post was 2 pages back

Also check out this link

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...y/rollcage.htm
Great link, full of great info

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post #784 of 1106 Old 05-15-2012, 12:30 AM
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Ok the cage build has begun....need some help ensuring the this is set up correctly. I am thinking of adding a gusset to the B pillar to the A pillar spreader as I think that is the only main gusset missing.




And this is how I plan to mount my seats and add a X to the B pillar.

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post #785 of 1106 Old 05-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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Mike, there is already a bit of tube in that area, but it would not hurt to throw a small 1" tube gusset where you mentioned.

BTW, it looks nice. Good job!

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Mike, there is already a bit of tube in that area, but it would not hurt to throw a small 1" tube gusset where you mentioned.

BTW, it looks nice. Good job!
Thanks man, I really didn't think it was going to take me this long lol! I am not wanting to pull the cage once it's back in so I need to look at ordering up some seats and five points!

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Thanks man, I really didn't think it was going to take me this long lol! I am not wanting to pull the cage once it's back in so I need to look at ordering up some seats and five points!
Take a look at the Corbeau line and e-mail/PM me what you like and I will see what I can do for you. We have had great success with the Baja series of seats and if you need a recliner the Baja RS is a great choice. For harnesses, if you are likely to roll then we suggest the latch and link connection--they take an extra few seconds to latch, but they do not come open at inopportune times like the rotary latches have been known to do.

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Ok the cage build has begun....need some help ensuring the this is set up correctly. I am thinking of adding a gusset to the B pillar to the A pillar spreader as I think that is the only main gusset missing.
Is that an AtoZ kit? Looks great!
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post #789 of 1106 Old 05-15-2012, 02:27 PM
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Is that an AtoZ kit? Looks great!
yup! Install was pretty straight forward minus some fitting. Love the look

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post #790 of 1106 Old 05-15-2012, 02:31 PM
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Take a look at the Corbeau line and e-mail/PM me what you like and I will see what I can do for you. We have had great success with the Baja series of seats and if you need a recliner the Baja RS is a great choice. For harnesses, if you are likely to roll then we suggest the latch and link connection--they take an extra few seconds to latch, but they do not come open at inopportune times like the rotary latches have been known to do.
That's the seats I was looking at, if you get a moment can you PM a price on 2 in blue with 2 black 5 points? Also what's it take to get them to slide? I know they sell brackets for the factory mounts but I'm looking at cage mounting them. Thanks again Zach!

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here are some teaser pics of my cage build. Eric Shearer, of Freaky Tree Off Road is building a custome cage at Adrenaline Offroad. It is just about complete but i'm holding off on the final cage pics.





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post #792 of 1106 Old 06-07-2012, 02:05 AM
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Ok I need some opinions on my seat harness mount heights. Ill just put this out there...there already welded but I want to double check to ensure I didn't mess this up. According to my math and references I seem to be around 6-7 degrees with this seat up. I guess what is throwing me off is the harness bar height to the harness opening (which I don't plan to use). I seam to sit a bit tall in theses seats and if I put my head back it just hits this head rest. So....does it look like these are mounted correct? Had a friend who is 5'2" sit in the drivers seat and her shoulders were just above 1in over the top of the harness bar.


FYI I plan to throw the harness over the outside edges of the seat and not use the single opening

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post #794 of 1106 Old 06-07-2012, 09:50 AM
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seen that, just wanting to ensure I was doing it right I'm pretty sure it's correct

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post #795 of 1106 Old 06-07-2012, 10:01 AM
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Mike, that is fine. It could have been down 2-3" and still been fine, but you are on the right track--you want the shoulder harnesses to pull you back, not pull you down and compress your spine. The lap belts are supposed to hold you down.

BTW, I do not know who the harness straps in the seats are for--we have never used them either.

P.S. Now that you mentioned a 5'2" female we all need to see pictures of said young lady.

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