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Unread 07-30-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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Welding back side of interior roll cage

Just a curiousity when you build an interior roll cage and properly fit it close to the body how do you weld the back side and furthermore how do you paint it?

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Unread 07-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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Pull the cage to weld the hard to reach spots and then paint it

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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Pull the cage to weld the hard to reach spots and then paint it

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pulling the cage is not usually an option in something like an XJ if it a full interior cage..

to weld it, place a piece of sheet metal between it and the head liner to protect it.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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if you cant pull the cage out you can cut holes in the floor and drop the cage, something like this
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Dropping the cage inside the cab with access holes is really the only way to do it right. DualP is telling the truth
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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I getting ready to build a cage as well and had the same question. Anyone ever tried a little mirror ?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:25 PM   #7
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If you built a cage with tolerances large enough to fit your welder in behind to do the welds such as the A pillars or a windshield support bar. It would be horribly in the way visibility wise. The mirror is the least of your concerns, its trying not to light your interior on fire or burn the snot out of your paint. When it comes to cages there really is only one way to do it right, the rest is just garbage. Look into a sanctioned race rule book that is the best place to learn what is acceptable for roll cages. Safety is not a place to skimp!
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Unread 08-09-2013, 07:10 AM   #8
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I drop the cage thru the floor.

I've also done a couple cages where I tacked everything together, removed the main B piller hoop, layed the cage down, welded front stuff together, stood cage back up and finished welding B pillar. Normally though, I'd just bore holes in floor and drop cage down to weld on top and on sides.
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