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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2001, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trail Tough Roll Cage

Well folks after many many hours of prying, drilling, welding, banging ZOOMY and I finally shoehorned in a Trail Tough roll cage into my ZUK this weekend. Looks pretty damm good I must say. I only got the front section, cause the back end would be easy to make. Overall the front section is pretty well thought out, however I would say that the cost is steep for 20ft of metal.

If anyone plans on doing one than plan on doing some shoehorning. We ended up cutting 1/2" out of the stock roll bar to allow the new bar to attach correctly and allow the targa bar to go on, the doors to close and the winshield to stay in place.

I will post pictures when I get them developed.

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I am hear to say that there was no banging ZOOMY whatsoever! Shouldn't there be a coma between the word banging and ZOOMY! Nothing like a Freudian slip there lav25! Do you have something to tell us here on the BBS?!?!

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Actually ZOOMY with those baggy pants of yours, your industrial arts teacher shoes, and your plumbers crack, it was difficult at the most to keep clear of you, and the fact that you are a married and broken man I had to control myself.....

Now get your mind out of the gutter.

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Well geez, you certainly know how to charm a guy! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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You two should get a room...

Glad to see your home, Jason. What's up with the "Big Dogs" event coming up? Is there a link to a site I can check out? I'm trying to get the lil' missus' to let me go away for the weekend; it'd be nice to make it the same weekend as this event...

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back to actual roll cages....got a picture?

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Computer guy with no digital camera, I will have the developed pics scanned up soon.

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I should have brought my digital camera but forgot. Lav25 took plenty of pictures with his 35mm so they will have to wait.

The biggest problem with the installation was that with the stock roll bar at it's regular height. We could not ge tthe targa bar back on or shut the doors. Even with trying different angles and all we were about an inch short. Our solution was to lower the main roll bar about 3/4" to bring it down slightly. After the decision was made it only took five minutes on the chop saw and the cage was back in place to be tack welded. Good measures were taken to get good penatration on the butt welds where the cage was lowered. Once this was done it all came together really smooth. Even with taking 3/4" out of the cage the targa bar was a tight fit. The doors shut and everything else fit good.

The rollcage turned out really nice, however I think the price for these kits is unreal. The tubing at the very most should cost $2.00 a foot (Chassis Shop sells it for $1.44 if you buy a 100' min.) and there was about twenty foot of tubing. It should not take someone that long to make the bends and notch six ends. I think $120-150 would be a more reasonable price for this kit. Chassis Shop sells 6-point roll cages for $164 and Competition Engineering sells 10-point cages for $239. Both of these prices are for full size automobiles. A weld-in full cage for a Samurai should not cost more than $200 unless it was a direct bolt on cage like the Petroworks cage.

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I went to the local race car shop .They installed a front section to my factory bar for $150.00.Only took them 1/2 of a day too.

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