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Author Topic:   Raising the cage halo
dman60
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted February 13, 2002 10:19 PM
Can the halo of the roll cage be heightened. I'm pretty sure on the straight parts, but the angles have thinking. I was told to be sure to cap off the tubing before extending it. Could it be done at the bottom? Would it make it too weak?
Thanks guys

Gene
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted February 14, 2002 04:12 AM
If youre gonna do what I think youre gonna do, its gonna be a lot of work. Can you tilt the seat back enough? It'd be a lot easier to fab a seat bracket than raise the cage.

blanep
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted February 14, 2002 08:40 AM
I wouldn't do it, but if a person was going to do it anyway, then I would highly suggest doing it at a point just above the door bars or fairly close to the frame and using a piece of tubing that slips inside your original tubing really snug at every splice to add some strength. The reason I would choose these two places to do it would be so that I could put some long gussets in at all these spots to help with strenth.
I don't know that I would trust my life to it, but that is a decision for you to make.

George Gilliland
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted February 14, 2002 03:35 PM
I would sure check the rules first!

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted February 14, 2002 06:10 PM
I have done this before on a older Harris mod with a short cage. I dont reccomend doing this as it is time consuming. Unless you are a really good welder and fabricator because where you splice it and cuttoff needs to be done very good.
What i did was measure how much higher i wanted to raise it from where it was. I cuttoff just above the front and rear cross bars in the straight part of the front and rear posts. I then put 3" slugs, tubing that fits inside each joint and tacked them in half way. Then i just made a new top hoop, new posts and a top half of main hoop cut them all to fit and tacked it all together. When i put all the pieces togehter i left about a 1/4 " gap to weld all three pieces together and make sure the penetration is good. Also i drilled rosset holes about 3/8" on each side of each joint.

To do it right and make it look good and be safe you have to do it this way. Again i dont reccomend this.

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