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Bruce

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The way I understand it is the more triangles you have in the cage, the stronger it is going to be. Like on top of the cab I would put a V going from the front corners to the center of the rear tube. And then probably from the center of that tube down to the corners in the rear of the truck somewhere. To the floor or the corners near the top of your tailgate.
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Looks good so far,Bruce is right remember triangles= strength.I learned to just tack weld every thing until you are sure you have what you want,so much easier to make changes.I always seem to make a lot of changes before I get done.Keep up the good work & keep us informed on progress!!


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i thought of somethin for your rear bars that are on the bed floor.  just drill the plates you put on there and make 2 bars with mounting plates on both ends and bolt these two to the ones there but from the bottom.  then bolt them to the frame.  that way you won't have to weld by the gas tank just drill a few holes.  NO CABOOM!


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glad we are all back on the track now, lol
now really its looking great, keep them coming

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Thanks . Hopefully Ill get to work on the fender bars tomorrow night , Ill post some new pics after they are complete to my liking


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Take a look at this page, it's got a lot of good info about triangulation & intersecting nodes ( both of these are good things in a roll cage) http://therangerstation.com/tech_library/rollcage.htm

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Sweet- thanks Brent


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More better? Too much? Lets hear it. This is a little easier than tacking it up first, aint even gotta waste any tubing.





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Much mo bettah!!! , I'd roll the hell outta that if you do it like the paint drawing.

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Do ya think the vertical bar added in the psint prgram is alright attached to the plate on the tunnel? Or should I tie the tunnel plate in the frame somwhere. Clearance will be in issue in this


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Let hear some opinions on fender slider bars. Heres what Ive come up with using paint.

1 not having one at all

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Lemme know if you think somthin would look and function better thats not drawn up

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Ill roll with ya,


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I think you have a good idea. Not get with it and get it done.
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I like #3


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i like #3 and #4, i say do the bottom bar around the wheel well, and do the one on top of the fender, and tie them in on the front bumber. just my two cents

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