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Old 04-26-2011, 11:20 AM
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Default Bed cage and light rack design!!

Picking up this light bar tomorrow then building more of my bed cage.
What do u guys think of this design? -Tommy
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Bed cage and light rack design!!

idk if the X pieces are necessary, the blue lines. but other than that it looks sick!
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:31 AM
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The blue ones are support from it flexing while going 30+ in the desert the red ones will be welded to the frame and the green and blue to my existing bed cage. I might put gussets too I'm not sure yet but it would help the strength of it. I'm also gonna put heims on the light rack so I can fold it down so my gas mileage isn't completely screwed


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Old 04-26-2011, 11:34 AM
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This is what I'm aiming for. This is a truck I was gonna buy a few months ago
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:36 AM
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:44 AM
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those look good! make it, post pics
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:47 AM
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those look good! make it, post pics
I'll Take pics of the whole build so if anyone else likes it they can do it.and I'll put up my build from my front bumper so u guys can have a idea of what it looks like


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Old 04-26-2011, 11:53 AM
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cool
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:25 PM
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is your cab caged?
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:01 PM
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is your cab caged?
Not yet but I'm considering keeping the truck and fully caging it and keeping all my interior. I'm also looking for a mildly built ranger that I can fully cage and make that a off road truck only that I can jump and not have to care about breaking it.


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Old 04-26-2011, 02:06 PM
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cab cage first. lights on your bumper should be more than enough. you don't want to go faster than is safe.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:09 PM
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Thats fucking sick. The fold down idea is awesome also!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:34 PM
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Im stalling on the cab cage because my interior is nice or I would have done that first. I know it should be done first in case of a rollover all the force would be on the front of the cab. once I get another truck soon I'll do it for sure


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Old 04-26-2011, 02:43 PM
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not to mention your life is in danger when you roll...
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:51 PM
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not to mention your life is in danger when you roll...
Yea I'm aware of that. I'm gonna build another truck that I can go out and play in jump,roll break and what ever else I can do to it. I'm not worried about a rollover in this ranger because I don't have coil-overs yet so I'm not smashing on it. I have been doing desert runs lately with some local guys but nothin to intense.


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