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Old 03-12-2010, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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71 Bronco Cage.....need ideas

I have been building a cage for my 71 Bronco and need some input on how to finish it up.

Here is what I have so far








And here is what I am thinking of doing next.





Anything I am missing? I have the harness tabs coming and plan to add gussets to the b-pillar and add a harness bar across the b-pillars.

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Here are some of my tig welds, not perfect but should hold.



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Old 03-12-2010, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I was building the cage, I would mount the seats next. That way you could find find the harness mount height. Then your bar behind the front seats could carry the harness mounts.

Do you have any intention of adding any diagonal bracing?
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If I was building the cage, I would mount the seats next. That way you could find find the harness mount height. Then your bar behind the front seats could carry the harness mounts.

Do you have any intention of adding any diagonal bracing?
You didn't read what i wrote at all did ya?

I plan to put a harness bar in and add gussets and maybe some diagonal bars too. I am asking for ideas as to what and where I should add to what I already have.

I have had the seats in and the harness bar will be next.

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Old 03-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The cage looks really good. I might be just a little bias though.

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The cage looks really good. I might be just a little bias though.
Thanks, can I get some more pics of yours? Looks good
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here is a bad pick of mine.

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I would "X" in the main bar behind the seats, then add some 1" tube gussets at all major intersections. Also, I wouldn't put a cross brace in the very rear, so you don't limit the ability to load items in the bed. It's looking good though.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Looks great a friend is building these for Early Bronco's now. With the supports your adding in your last pic you should be good to go.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is the progress I have made so far. I don't think an x-brace behind the seats will work but the harness bar will help some.


Just added some gussets, harness bar and the rear spreader bar that I am not sure about, it is not welded in yet.





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