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Yostyexplorer94's Hybrid Roll Cage

Discussion in 'Offroad Fabrication - Bumpers, Sliders, Cages etc.' started by yostyexplorer94, April 15, 2018 at 2:56 PM.

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      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I have been working on fabbing a hybrid style roll cage. The current "plan" is a halo around the entire roof and the A pillar tied externally into the rock sliders. B and C pillar will be internal tied into the halo through the roof. I am still up in the air on how I want to attach the D pillar.

      I made cheater bars to get my measurements for the main B pillar hoop.
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      The first thing I am bending for my cage and I find a bend that my vertical bender cannot do without getting creative. If I had bending software I could have bent the tube in ways to avoid having to do this, but this way worked and it was a way I understood without risk of wasting tube!
      My vertical bender being used horizontally!
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      Close enough.

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    3. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I determined that the cross members of the halo had to be bent because this is way too high off the roof for my taste.

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      I bent the cross members to 22.5°

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      Much better. I wish I could have got it tighter to the body, but the way the explorer doors are at the top, this is all the closer I can get it. I am not completely sold on the looks at the windshield though.
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      Triangulation time.

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