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Unread 08-31-2005, 10:28 AM   #91
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Unread 09-25-2005, 10:01 AM   #92
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ok looking aorund this thread has helped me out a ton, i'm getting ready to start putting some stuff together to build a cage this winter, i'm trying to figure out how to mount seats to incorp 5point harnesses, i'm going with prp racing seats, should these be put in as part of the cage, like suspended with parellel bars? or should i go with a mounting brakect like factory seats? i havent found many pics so im kinda lost, any help would be wonderful
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Unread 09-25-2005, 10:30 AM   #93
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Some have done this.
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Unread 09-25-2005, 03:30 PM   #94
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thanks thats kind what i was thinking to do, but no back seat for me
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Unread 09-25-2005, 03:43 PM   #95
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hey funk. u were talking about pipe cages. i saw this at tellico. the whole thing was PIPE

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Unread 09-26-2005, 01:22 AM   #96
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and the carnage........... Tierra Del Sol Safari --> http://www.pirate4x4.com/trailreport...p05/index.html
I was camping with this guy. Honestly, it wasnt his fault. he bought the CJ as is and the guy he bought it from was the one who put this cage in. He was night wheeling in the notches and went *** end over the nose. the cut you see is from when the tin benders started cutting a badly bent cross piece out so he could wheel it the rest of the weekend
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Unread 09-26-2005, 09:29 AM   #97
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glad to see this thread come back!

I'm planning on actually finishing my cage in the next month or so, and of course there'll be pics! definately gonna triangulate everything but I have two delemias:
my Rock Gear soft top (the way it tightens the front it wraps around the Bpillar, not sure if i could just go with out that or not?)

And the other is if I should ditch the backseat for good or not??? I could then x-brace the B pillar without a 2nd thought, put a fuel cell back there or the 5th wheel? I'm not sure, what do you guys think?
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Unread 09-26-2005, 11:17 AM   #98
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Of course... I say ditch the back seat. However, I don't have anyone to ride in the back of mine so it doesn't matter. I guess if you don't have any kids, you can remove the back seat... just keep moving in the "trail use only" direction
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Unread 09-26-2005, 09:26 PM   #99
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I'll be doing my cage soon as well. Just wiating for my custom fuel cell to be finished. Should be another week or two i think. I've got lots of ideas already, but will probably borrow a few from this thread as well. And i will post pics when its done.

I have a good theoretical to get the thread going again though. Which is better:
A front hoop, like the stock one that goes from side to side at the windshield
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Front spreaders that go from the B pillar to the windshield and down through the floor that way?
and why is it better?

My plan is to build off the stock B pillar and rear section. I have already kind of started with a few pieces I added here and there.
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Unread 09-28-2005, 05:15 PM   #100
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anyone got any simple looking yet functional cages, i dont like the real cluttered look like most of the ones shown, i know cages are built for strength but doeas anyone have any "clean" cages the offer maximum protection.

for CJ's that is.
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Unread 09-28-2005, 07:29 PM   #101
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i think that my cage is fairly simple. I understand the open back is more than most people are wanting on there rigs, but the over all design is pretty simple.

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Unread 09-29-2005, 12:29 PM   #102
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I'm not sure which would be stronger? I know a lot of educated tube masters think the halo design like Tube's is the strongest.

anybody else have thoughts?????
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Unread 09-29-2005, 02:01 PM   #103
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I saw pics once of a currie TJ with a Halo cage that had rolled. lets just say it wasn't pretty. the cage bgasically collapsed on itself. and the Currie rig had more bracing and triangulation than the halo design pictured above.
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Unread 09-29-2005, 02:10 PM   #104
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you should check into the currie design a little more. My cage is made of 2 inch dom which is larger than the currie rig. Triangulation is a easy term thrown around by alot of arm chair fabricators on message boards. My cage has nearly ten roll overs on it, and it has not shifted at all.





fwiw you can find pictures similar to the currie cage failure with every other type of cage design. i will try to dig up the thread on pirate with tons of cage failure pics
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Unread 09-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #105
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...t=failed+cages

this is the thread i was thinking of. there are pics of several different styles of cages with different types of failures.

the main concern when building halo style cages is supporting the junctions of the halo and its support legs. You can see on my cage, two over sized grab handles that support the halo at the "A" pillar and two support peices where the halo attaches to the "b" pillar.
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