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Unread 02-23-2013, 06:41 AM   #916
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Cage out for final welding
And to add the handles and gussets

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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #917
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Cage out for final welding
And to add the handles and gussets
No diagonals from b to c pillar?
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:44 AM   #918
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No diagonals from b to c pillar?
Corner gussets will be added, but the owner wanted access to the backseat through the window
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Unread 03-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #919
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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.

This and grinding dust was all that went to waste



hey, love your cage!

could you by chance post up a side picture of it?

very nice job!
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Unread 03-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #920
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hey, love your cage!

could you by chance post up a side picture of it?

very nice job!
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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #921
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One I just finished.


All 1.75x.120 dom and 6 frame tie ins.






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Unread 07-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #922
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that is one good looking cage.. I like the gussets!
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Unread 07-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #923
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A question and sorta mini poll for all of you cage fabricators...

I have seen a lot of people build off of the stock B-Pillar with kits such as the poly performance. What is your thoughts on building off of the stock B-Pillar vs a new DOM B-Pillar and what are the positives and negatives of either in your mind.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:04 PM   #924
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A question and sorta mini poll for all of you cage fabricators...

I have seen a lot of people build off of the stock B-Pillar with kits such as the poly performance. What is your thoughts on building off of the stock B-Pillar vs a new DOM B-Pillar and what are the positives and negatives of either in your mind.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #925
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The positives of using a new hoop is that it is a better structural member.

The factory cage is designed for one time use while a true cage can withstand repeated flops and rubs. It is a cheap upgrade.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #926
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In my cage I opted to put a single piece of DOM from the A pillar all the way to the tub at the C pillar (drivers front to drivers back). I then built off these for cross braces (Drivers side to passenger side), for the A pillar, B pillar and C pillar. I would replace the B pillar hoop either way.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #927
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In my cage I opted to put a single piece of DOM from the A pillar all the way to the tub at the C pillar (drivers front to drivers back). I then built off these for cross braces (Drivers side to passenger side), for the A pillar, B pillar and C pillar. I would replace the B pillar hoop either way.
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Im still in the process of building mine but I did the A-C cage.


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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:53 PM   #928
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I just read this entire thread. Can't wait to get my full cage...
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:41 AM   #929
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Made a little more pregress on my cage. It's almost ready to pull and fully weld. Just need to add a couple gussets and my windshield bars.



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Unread 07-23-2013, 07:48 AM   #930
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The positives of using a new hoop is that it is a better structural member.

The factory cage is designed for one time use while a true cage can withstand repeated flops and rubs. It is a cheap upgrade.
Not so fast. We have had a bunch of rolls and flops on stock B-pillars with our cage additions and they are ready to go for more. The stock B-pillar, when properly welded and gusseted to is not necessarily a "one-time use" piece, nor is a cage addition a "cheap upgrade". The stock B-pillar in the YJ and TJ Wranglers is 2.25" OD, which as a size alone is much stronger than 1 3/4". Not knowing the material make-up of the tubing it is hard to state actual strengths of the tubing, but we can say, with evidence, that the stock B-pillars can definitely take a reasonable impact and are not necessary to throw our for every rig. If we have a customer come to us looking for a cage solution for a daily driver and weekend trail rig we tend to recommend the cage additions. There are not soft top fitment issues, etc. If someone tells me they will be competing or have a chance to roll every time they go out wheeling then a full replacement cage is likely in order.

My point: Don't disregard the option of making the stock B-pillar a structural member.
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