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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2001, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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<html><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">For those of you with full cages: Here is a pic that shows how I replaced my stock rollbar supports with new, beefy ones. Simple enough, right? I need to finish off the full cage tho, by slapping in the front part. Here is a pic of BillTooley; notice how his front bars on his cage are straight, they proceed from the front floor board in a b-line to the top of his windshield.This is the strongest method for building the front part of the roll cage, but not the most aesthetically pleasing (sorry, Cori, I really like your cage and all, but mine is still a daily driver, I'm 6'3&quot;, and crawling around that bar every time I get in and out of my zook gives me the heebie-jeebies!). What I really want to do is bend my front roll bar into that nook between the dash and the door, so that it hugs the contour of the cab front. I have seen this done, but the math doesn't work out: there is no more than 1.25&quot; between the door and the dash, and the good rollcage pipe is is just under 2&quot;, outer diameter. How are you guys fitting this pipe in there without butchering your door, or dash, or both...? Thanks for any help!</body></html>


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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

I have the Davesport cage and it follows the bodyline. It goes straight up and then bends back to follow the windsheild at the top of the dash. It was a PITA getting it around the dash it's so tight. Once it was in, I couldn't get those side vent caps back on.

I still haven't tried putting the doors back on, so I don't know if there is enough room or not. I can check after work and take a few pics for you.


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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

My cage is 1 3/4 OD and it fits in there. pics are on my site below under "tech"


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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

Nice ride! Your pipe is a skosh smaller than mine, but close. Is it really tight? Are you able to shut your doors? Do you even put your doors on anymore?

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I would really appreciate that. Thanks!

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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

It is a little snug, but they fit.

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My front section is made of 1.5" tube, doors shut fine. I had it made at the local race car shop.Was very resonably priced,$225 installed w/o paint. If you like,I can email you some pics,can't seem to get them to work on here....

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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

I'd love the pics, thanks. Is that 1.5" outer or inner diameter? If you could, take some really up close to that nook! You have my email, right?

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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

Hey Bill, who sold you your t-case guard and for how much...? That looks like a nice one.

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Re: Front Roll Cage question...

ppillard,
Thanks dude, One of the things I make.
All of the stuff on that page I made, plus some stuff I have not posted yet!

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