Roll Cage Design

TDORSloppy

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I'm going to be putting a cage in my truck within the next month and I need some ideas for the design. I found a couple pics of trucks that I liked but still haven't made a final decision. The cage is going from the firewall to the rear bumper and I want to keep it semi-lightweight (2.4L motor). Here's a couple pics of what I want to do.
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.protrux.net/cage1.jpg>http://www.protrux.net/cage1.jpg</A>
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The first picture is a little too much for me and the second pic is too simple. What's my best bet?
 

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partybarge_pilot

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The second set-up looks good to Me. I would put in some X braceing and call it a day. Simple isn't bad. All the load points on the truck are well supported and it is well triangleated.
 

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I am notsure which pic is forst and which is second, but the picture here look good and the other truck on the hyperlink looks like too many redundant pieces. Go with the pic on this page.

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I like the grey standard cab. I agree with the other guy. Add some x bracing. Nice though.

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ntsqd

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The only issue I have with the posted pic is where the hyd bump's cross bolt is attached to the structure. It's very nicely done, but it puts a bending moment on that tube. If you're going to include some hyd bumps, think about how to introduce it's load at a tube junction, not mid-span of a tube. It would be nice if the battery tray were not cantilevered off the frame rail, but if it's tied into the 'horse collar' xmember it's probably good enough.
Also, note the diamond shaped gussets where the hyd bump's tube pierces the frame rail & at the front spring hanger, very nice details.

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No, that's not the Jon's Duffco yota that won the Wildwash race. His is set up slightly different....

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ntsqd

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Maybe a stupid Q, but what are the bottles duct taped to the rear cage for ?

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Kritter

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That picture was right after the race and they did not want the bottles bouncin around in the cab.

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it is extra water and energy bars just in case we got stuck out in the dezert for a while. with all the tools and misc. in the cab we ran out of room inside.
 

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You guys have to give Fish some credit he did that back 1/2 of the cage by himself, and just wanted to make sure it would hold up to the abuse that he puts "The piece" through. (At least thats why I think he did it) And the Grey Toyota does look very good I can't wait to see a pic of how it looks when he finishes it (Bedside mounts and whatever else they will be doing)



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fishd00d

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Tyson that white Toyota is not mine heheh. I will post some pictures of my cage tomorrow.

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fishd00d

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Here are a few pics of the Piece's Cage:

sidecage1.jpg


backcage1.jpg


This is where we went through on the top...we tig welded a piece of plate to the bar and cab to cover the hole and help solid mount the body. I am not done yet.
tigplate.jpg


The Inside is still in progress...
inside1.jpg


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Timberwlf

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Damnnnn Fish..looks good..

The piece has defiantly went through a transformation since last time I saw it.Ya might have to rename it.is It gonna be ready for the next MDR race???

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Goal is for the first MDR race of next year...since I am going to the 1000 with a team already or I would do that MDR race.

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Fish,

The 1000 is in late November...The MDR race is the last weekend of September...

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But there is another MDR race the same weekend as the Baja 1000.



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