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Unread 01-25-2013, 05:36 AM   #886
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Synergy Tube Clamps. We usually buy six of these at a time to have for various things. I am not a proponent of the "bolt together" cages, but we like the tube clamps for such things as removable harness bars, etc.

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Unread 01-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #887
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I've never been a fan of bolt in bars. They remind me of the sport bars with 15 lights that guys would bolt into the back of pickups in the early 90s...
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #888
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Pulled out the cage today and am prepped to weld it solid. A big thanks to the guys and the input in this thread! I have spent many hours reading through this thread and the links.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #889
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #890
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Unread 01-27-2013, 11:35 PM   #891
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Unread 01-28-2013, 12:30 AM   #892
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Thanks guys! I managed to get it welded, wow was that a chore. Much more welding than I thought, nearly a full K size bottle of gas and about 15lbs of wire. Most of the welds were good, some had a bigger gap than I was happy with but the welded joint is strong just not pretty.

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Unread 01-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #893
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How are you guys drawing up your designs? Or are you? I'm looking for something I can do in my cad class that I can do when I'm not doing anything which is pretty much everyday. So i wanna get my cj cage drawn.
And wss your cage looks awesome. Wanna send it up my way?

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Unread 01-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #894
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Unread 01-29-2013, 11:13 PM   #895
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Ya, it's a voice in my head. I did do a "overall dimension" dxf of the Jeep tub and soft top. That was just to reference when I was bending/building. To be honest I have quite a few mistakes and just modified and headed that direction (beat it to fit, paint it to match) and ended up with a functional cage (I hope LOL). It was a bunch of give and take, as you know a 5 is already on the short side. I tried two different front seat shoulder harness mounts, in the end I had to give up room instead of doing it wrong. I did gain room up front by the legs by putting the A pillar under the dash about 4" and running the B to A tie flush on the tub floor. The old cage, you could hardly get your feet past it. If you want to see a specific area, let me know. WARNING: This is my first cage and first time using a bender and first Jeep (Scout convert). All I have learned has been here in this thread and on a few tech pages around the net. So.......What was that road paved with?

Let me do two or three rolls with it to make sure it will hold up for you before I send it to you!

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Unread 01-30-2013, 12:46 AM   #896
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When I first started building cages, I took a piece of tube and put marks on it every half inch. I then bent it 90 degrees. I was able to document what my bend distance was and where to mark all of my tubes. Sacrificing one short section of tube saved me a bunch of money later in wasted tubing.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 07:31 AM   #897
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How are you guys drawing up your designs? Or are you? I'm looking for something I can do in my cad class that I can do when I'm not doing anything which is pretty much everyday. So i wanna get my cj cage drawn.
And wss your cage looks awesome. Wanna send it up my way?

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Buy the Bend Tech software...will be worth every penny!! It spits out bending info, notching info with cutouts. You can see it in 3D and make unlimited modifications. If you save a couple of tubes worth of mistakes with the software, it pays for itself, plus you have it for future projects.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #898
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Buy the Bend Tech software...will be worth every penny!! It spits out bending info, notching info with cutouts. You can see it in 3D and make unlimited modifications. If you save a couple of tubes worth of mistakes with the software, it pays for itself, plus you have it for future projects.
X a million! Bend tech will save you a ton of money in the long run. With the way steel prices keep climbing, a couple of bad cuts and you have payed for the software.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 05:41 PM   #899
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With the way steel prices keep climbing, a couple of bad cuts and you have payed for the software.
This is very true! I felt like Bend-tech had paid for itself after just one cage. Never had to scrap a length of tube because it was bent wrong or cut short. Definitely a good purchase.

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Unread 01-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #900
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This is very true! I felt like Bend-tech had paid for itself after just one cage. Never had to scrap a length of tube because it was bent wrong or cut short. Definitely a good purchase.

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