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sideways
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posted August 05, 2005 08:26 AM  
Got a four point cage pre bent type.Rolled car and bent from the door bars up.Was thinking on replacing top part of cage using my new Ez bend and new tubing.I am a good fabricator and welder so was wondering what your thoughts on this.?Dont be daragatory about it but let me know your opinion.(On the cage not me spellin')

hotrodenford
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posted August 05, 2005 12:33 PM  
Sounds good to me. I would sugest using .120 wall tube, none of that .090 wall BS! I would also sugest adding alot of diagonals with an x brace across the back. The more triangles you have the less bending is likely to happen. Where you **** tube to tube use a smaller piece of tube inside as a sleve. Drill some holes throught the outside tube and plug weld to the inside one. Make shure your car is flat and strait before welding in any new tubing. This is espicaly important after a rollover. The car is bent no matter how soft the role was.

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sideways
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posted August 05, 2005 01:06 PM  
thanks for the reply the car is definatley bent.Going to move cage to another frame.Thanks for the tips.

racer17j
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posted August 05, 2005 06:15 PM  
I agree about going ahead and fabing another cage if you are going to another car.........if you have the stuff, go on and do it right.

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sideways
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posted August 07, 2005 08:17 AM  
Oh I agree totally new car in progress already,but I was thinking of repairing this one and using it for a back up chassis.I could just use the front hoop and firewall(since it is fabricated in with the front hoop)and bend a new 4 point cage.

    

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