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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2002, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Loggerbox exocage thoughts?

Well, I will soon be the owner of a logger box and a new cab/clip and I'm trying to brainstorm ideas of what I should do to protect the unrusted/dented fenders that will be going on the beater.

My main question here would be if I'm asking for trouble designing a cage that comes off the front bulkhead of the loggerbox, goes over the cab and then ties into somesort of solidly mounted front bumper.

I know I'll need many other braces but do you guys think I'll run into problems rigididly incorporating the logger box and the frame like this?? I know the body twists around quite a bit so it must be allowed to move someway, but this logger box is pretty darn rigid, and is directly bolted to the frame.

Anyone got any input as to if this is a bad idea or not?? Is this gonna introduce a lot of internal forces in the frame and cage as it tries to twist???

Sorry for the long post, and I hope I explained what I mean to do well enough.

Thanks for any input.
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Re: Loggerbox exocage thoughts?

I was going to go with an exo, but when I finished the flatbed I liekd the look and feel of the truck how it was. I decided to go internal cage. This will decrease width, center of gravity, and weight, I also realize nothing iwll completely protect the fenders so I said fuggit and think when the fenders die a cruel death I'll just fab up soem diamond plate and squarestock ones. The whole thing will decrease your frame flex whichh with you and I plays a big role in articulation.

Loggerbox is bad ass though....
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Re: Loggerbox exocage thoughts?

'Scuze my ignorance, but what is a loggerbox? Got any pics?
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Re: Loggerbox exocage thoughts?

I've been looking for pics of loggerbox equiped GM's (see CK5 general forum) but have yet to find any...

Picture something like the boxes sold here http://www.bruzerbox.com but much older, squarer, and bobbed off to loose the chunk of frame behind the rearmost spring perches and you'll get an idea of what I'll be working with.

I'm thinking now that a cage off the loggerbox, and then tied into the frame directly after the cab will be a better idea, and then I can build the fender protecters off of that.

Hmm... Hmm..

Look at this:



but upscale it to GM size [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Loggerbox exocage thoughts?

Funky! Pretty cool lookin' tho. I'll have to check your post on CK5. Thanks!
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