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Unread 07-01-2014, 07:31 PM   #1081
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I can finally contribute to this thread. My cage isn't installed but it's all done but the paint.
This is a side shot with it all tacked in place to locate the sliders before tacking them in place.
Very nice work on the tie ins! I like the slider idea..

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Unread 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM   #1082
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Thanks. Hope I never have to test them. I figure the tube step and plate will be my "crush zone" if I ever was to get T-boned.
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Unread 07-05-2014, 04:35 PM   #1083
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This is exactly what I've been imagining in my head all day. It's perfect. I've looked at hundreds of cages, but this is spot on. It looks amazing.
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Finally finished up my cage today. It's taken all winter but I can officially call it done since it's painted and back in the Jeep for the last time (I hope).

All 1.75x.120 DOM except the windshield spreaders which are 1.25 DOM







A-pillar tie-in



C-pillar tie-in

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Unread 07-09-2014, 12:26 PM   #1084
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Here's mine nothing to complex....I just have to install it in the jeep which is gonna be a ***** because I can't get the one out that's in there now lol
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Unread 07-09-2014, 08:14 PM   #1085
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Here's mine nothing to complex....I just have to install it in the jeep which is gonna be a ***** because I can't get the one out that's in there now lol
No A pilar of any kind? Just the windshield frame. Beefs up the rest of the cage a bit but doesn't seem to address the main weakness of the stock cage.
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Unread 07-09-2014, 09:49 PM   #1086
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No A pilar of any kind? Just the windshield frame. Beefs up the rest of the cage a bit but doesn't seem to address the main weakness of the stock cage.
Lol I no i should have but I didn't want bars along the windshield...and shhhh don't tell anyone but it's mainly for looks haha...and I had to work with what I got a guy did it for me for pretty cheap.
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Unread 09-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #1087
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Just finished my first JK cage.

6 point frame tie ins, and seats and harnesses are mounted to cage

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Unread 09-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #1088
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Very nice work!
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Unread 09-30-2014, 07:45 PM   #1089
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[QUOTE=SFRautomotive;16317737]Just a simple add-on cage. Using 1.75 dom and the genright dash stanchions (bottom half is not back in yet.)






These handles are made from old stock Jeep tierods. They seem to work nicely.
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I'm sorry to resurrect a year old thread but this is awesome. It's exactly what I've been looking for. The "tie rod" handles are genius!
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Unread 10-10-2014, 02:59 PM   #1090
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Unread 10-25-2014, 10:40 PM   #1091
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I have never commented on this thread before, so sorry if i interrupt and ongoing discussion here, I just have a quick question. I wanted the opinions of people with real world experience and you seem like an experienced bunch

Can anyone here attest to the strength of a sleeved and rosette welded butt joint vs the strength of a 90* joint where one piece is coped (ie a 'T' joint)? Talking shear force. It seems to me that the sleeved joint would be just as strong, but it's such an unconventional technique that I'm not familiar with its real world strength attributes. Thanks!
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Unread 10-26-2014, 11:32 AM   #1092
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I don't know how it compares to other joints, but internal sleeved joints that are plug/rosette welded and butt welded are commonly used in all kinds of racing, so I wouldn't worry about the sleeve joint. I've been doing alot of research on cages as I'm about to start my first cage (research including cages from race cars, because there's alot of good information there as well!)

Alot of stuff that I've seen specifies that the sleeve extend at least 2x the tube diameter inside each tube (so if 2" tube, then the sleeve needs to be at least 8" long, 4" on each side?), the sleeve wall thickness the same as the main tube wall thickness, a fit that's not loose, and then 4 rosette welds. Not sure if that means 4 on each side, or 4 total. It seems to be a very common joint, even on a brand new cage, not just a repair job.

How often do yall use sleeve joints on newly constructed cages?
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Unread 10-26-2014, 08:55 PM   #1093
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Cool Thanks for the info. That is also something I would like to know: How often do other people use this joint in a newly constructed cage?
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