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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Project update more cage pics

We got some more work done this sunday. Things are comming along. I put in some pics at the end w/ stuff drawn in. Any suggestions are welcome. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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FRONT

SIDE

TOP FROM UNDERNEATH
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BEHIND BELOW

FRONT PASS SIDE

BEHIND TOP

BEHIND BELOW MARKED

SIDE MARKED

REAR TOP MARKED
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Red is tubing, green and blue are angle iron, and the yellow outline signifies the outline of a flat steel panel. Hope that helps explain this stuff.
So what do you think, good [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img], bad[img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img], ugly [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img]?
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I like the design. It has nice lines and the cage looks stout enough. It looks as though your are terminating at the body panels though. If I am seeing that correctly, that worrys me a bit.
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Also it looks good my question is also where the A and B section are teminated. Also you know I have to ask but I see alot of but joints how much is sleeved inside?? other wise it looks like a very nice design. keep it up.
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No it is all tied into the frame in one way or another. The tube that runs under the doors is connected to the frame, then the two main hoops connect to it. They hit it on plates and the tube is braced to the frame very well. The guy helping me build it has been competing and building cages for years now. He seems to have his head on straight. Never hurts to ask though.
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This is 1 3/4 ERW .120 wall it is sleved with 1 1/2 ERW .120 wall I would say on average our sleves were around 5-6" unless it was at a bend but we tried not to do that. How much would you suggest? You think tha is enough. I know you would probably recomend not butting it and doing multiple bends, but I am not as good as you at it. And if you look close at competition rigs they are all done this way for the most part.
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I am not a fan of the but joint but when done correctly they work... Yours apear to be good joints in the pic so run with it..
just my 02 I would run 5 -6 each side of the joint
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Re: Project update more cage pics

Looks good to me but I have a question for Rockrat and other cage builders.
Q: When you have a seam welded tube where do you place the seam in a bend ?
The reason I ask is I noticed in the "front pass side" pic its on the side of the bend and I always try where possible to have it in the inside of the radius so it's on the compression side of the bend as opposed to being stretched on the outer side.
I dunno if if makes any real difference but its one of those little habits I picked up some where.

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Re: Project update more cage pics

Hey that looks real nice. Can't wait to take a peak at Zuwharrie. I have one thing to ask though. Have you put your seats in yet? I think you are gonna find that the angled spreaders above your head are gonna be really close to your nugget. Scott had to redesign a recently built cage as the owner would have been smashing his head on the spreader. Maybe your short and it won't matter but I would definately throw a seat in and have a test fit to check it out. Other than that I LIKE!!!
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Yeah I am a little worried about that myself. It's just that it looked really stupid if I put them in the other way so I did it like this anyway. I am making my own seat mounts so I hope I can work something out.

Thanks for the input guys, What about my sketches? Any comments there? I know there rough but you get the overall idea right?

[img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img] ZUWHARRIE IS SOON!!![img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: Project update more cage pics

Oh yeah I ment to do this in the first place, here is a link to the other post the first part of the project.
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