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I plan to do and exo with full bedcage on my fullsize and was wondering what i should use for materials for it i was thinking 1.75x.120 hrew tube. this is for body protection not people protection will have an inner for that use.
 

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i've been goign back and forth on doing this to mine so i'm glad you're doing it so i can see what it's gonna look liek on my truck <IMG SRC="http://pavementsucks.com./board/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif">

[img=49x23]http://5716.8k.com/ps/crow.gif[/img]
 

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you'll have to wait awhile to see mine done but i want it to look sorta like williywanters setup. that he had the first time he built one. and do you plan to keep the leaf springs or go link cuase i did find some picks of a newer chevy with bed cage with rear leafs.
 

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better get rid of that 5.3 and get you a 8.1 liter to haul all that weight around, just go DOM all around the cab for a EXO/SAFETY cage and do the bed and front tubes in HREW, get ahold of me if you need and help with it.
 

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8.1 will add to much wieght for the power it make i have differant plan motor wise but thats a ways off. plus i need to get the one tons under it before its caged.
 

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the HREW should be fine for people protection too....... I don't know why it wouldnt be? That's what we built mine out of. Talk to most fab guys and the difference between DOM and HREW is so slight that it's not worth the extra money. This came to me from a guy that builds $80K+ Sand Buggies.... Then again they use chromoly for their stuff, but for rock crawling he said that he'd use HREW.
 

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On 2005-11-20 08:37, crow5716 wrote:
i've been goign back and forth on doing this to mine so i'm glad you're doing it so i can see what it's gonna look liek on my truck <IMG SRC="http://pavementsucks.com./board/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif">

http://5716.8k.com/ps/crow.gif
You seen Dark Eternal's rig lately?
 

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I built mine out of 2" 0.120" DOM. In a reg cab pickup I did not feel there was room for an internal cage. (considering I cna hit my head on the roof and still wish the seat went back further)

I thinl 1.75" would be fine. I didn't know which to go with so I went 2", but I don't see any problem in a little smaller.

If I was doing 4130 I would have use 0.095" wall.

DOM vs. HREW? I figured, since I was doing it once I wouldn't want to regret my material selection. The tube was only a little bit of the time and money that went into to it.

I have noted that any of the HREW tube on my truck (in non cage pieces0 has a lot more dents then the DOM. It seems to resist impact better from my experience and of course it is rated higher.


I'm sure HREW is fine for a cage, but I think DOM is better.

[img=500x375]http://www.trailseeker.com/4x4/Crawloween/2005/BillingsCanyon/images/Billings-CC%20094.jpg[/img]
 

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i love the bed ramv. i plan on doing mine like that on my 88 trail rig. simple yet functional. do you have a link to more pictures of your rig?
 

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Here is the last trail run of the fall....

http://www.trailseeker.com/4x4/Crawloween/2005/BillingsCanyon/index.htm

Doing a snow run this week.

NickM, thanks for posting the link. :bigthumb:
 

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On 2006-03-16 06:07, Ramv wrote:
Here is the last trail run of the fall....

http://www.trailseeker.com/4x4/Crawloween/2005/BillingsCanyon/index.htm

Doing a snow run this week.

NickM, thanks for posting the link. :bigthumb:

nice pics dude :bigthumb:
 

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And a short summary:

http://www.trailseeker.com/4x4/mods/ramv/index.html

Had that sitting there for years, just updated, my interweb skillz are lacking though...
 

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On 2006-03-17 06:05, Ramv wrote:
And a short summary:

http://www.trailseeker.com/4x4/mods/ramv/index.html

Had that sitting there for years, just updated, my interweb skillz are lacking though...

cool, we got the same winch :flipoff:
 

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I noticed you still have some damage below the B-pillar where the door shuts. Not what I wanted to see, although I do plan on running my B-pillar hoop right behind the door, farther outboard.

How are your sliders tied into the frame?? I've thought of running the tube straight to the frame (cut the body work in the forard part of rear wheelwell to get it fit if need be), instead of into a slider.
 

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Sliders are welded to the frame in four places per side. Tube to flat plate. Seems pretty stout. We also tied it into the flat bed.

I made some door bars on Thursday night, which would have saved the door jamb. I may even fix that some day, if I am so inlcined.

The door bars will clamp on when the doors are rmoved using these:

[img=500x375]http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/images/TJ03-UP/TJ03-UP-08.jpg[/img]
 

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On 2006-04-10 07:13, Ramv wrote:

The door bars will clamp on when the doors are rmoved using these:

http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/images/TJ03-UP/TJ03-UP-08.jpg

COOL!!, any idea what those cost? Come in 2"??
 
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