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Need ideas for Roll Cage Frame tie ins

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by DanStew, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Jan 13, 2005
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member Sponsor

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    My next step on my roll cage is to connect it to the frame. I was lookiat the rear and was going to run a piece of angle iron under the wheel well and run tubes to the frame, but i am going to limit rear wheel flex by having the tubes in teh way. Does anyone have picture of how they did their setup??
     
  2. Jan 13, 2005
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    How about going down at an angle behind the rear wheels?
     
  3. Jan 13, 2005
    Jeepenstein

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    look at the page below.. somewhere in there is some pics of my tie ins..


    BUBBA
     
  4. Jan 14, 2005
    Mudweiserjeep

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    I bought a 6 point tie in kit from 4WD.com that I haven't used yet. It uses tubing to tie it into the frame. I felt the same way about the tube being in the way when in a flex situation. I guess I will find out this summer when I install the kit.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2005
    MNTrailboss

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    My cage ties in the back just behind the wheel, and up directly underneath the rear down post. No issue with wheel travel. It's tight, but works ok. I sandwiched a piece of 1/4 rubber under the roll bar plate that sits on top of the wheel well, and another rubber strip under the wheel well between the body and a 1/4" steel plate that is 2 inches wider and 3" longer than the upper plate (to help reduce stress by having the plates the same size). This roll cage rubber sandwich simulates the isolation you get with the body mounting rubber you use for the rest of the tub. Anyhow, positioning the rear frame tie-in directly under the down tube will transfer energy directly into the frame. Up front, the front hoop ties into an additional frame support that I made using plate steel. You can see these perches here, off my web site...
    http://theculbertsons.com/Images/TrannyShot.jpg
     
  6. Jan 14, 2005
    $ sink

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    nice paint job on the tranny... :coffee:
     
  7. Jan 14, 2005
    MNTrailboss

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    Factory AMC metalic blue.

    It does look sweet.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2005
    ljspop

    ljspop Lurking Bronco Dude Sponsor

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    Boyink

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    Looks like a sane approach...nice looking cage he built.

    I liked this approach too:
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    R)
     

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