Well I finally got the 220 hooked up so I can weld now.
Got a tubing bender yesterday.
Got 42' of 1 7/8" OD schedule 40 tubing today.
Played with a couple first bends to see how the bender works on this stuff.
Cut a length of pipe to fit in the CJ-2A.
Put two bends in it.
Took it out to the Jeep to check and see how it fits.
Cut 4 1/4" off each side to shorten it and voila!!!
I now have the rear hoop 90% complete.
All I lack now is to get some plate steel to make the feet out of.
By tomorrow afternoon I should have the feet welded in place and the rear hoop bolted down to the tub.
Next I will bend the front hoop and weld the feet on it.
After that I will cut the four spreader bars and two diagonal pieces for the back.
My only problem with the spreaders and diagonal pieces is I do not have a tubing notcher.
I guess I will have to borrow one or buy one, but at any rate It has come to the time when I finally get this thing built so I can take it wheeling in more extreme terrain than at my deer hunting camp.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
On the welds, is it better to make one thick pass, or should I make two lighter passes over the joints and at the feet?
All this time I thought a cage was difficult to build, but it seems fairly easy so far.
I do plan on tying it to the frame, but that can wait for a later date.
Take Care and do some good wheelin' for me.