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Old 10-12-2008, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for PICS of EXO's integrated into sheet metal

Hard to describe, but I'm looking for some rigs that are almost half exo half sheet metal.

Love full bodied rigs... HATE Exos..

I've been toying with the idea of merging the two. Basically taking an exo and stuffing it half way between the sheet metal

I'm thinking about building a D-cab taco or making a D-Cab out of a 2 or 3rd gen runner


Anyone got any PICS or comments ?

My wheeling style demands FULL on CAGE, and no sheet metal, but need a rig that LOOKS and can take care of all the family needs...
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take a look at TB-F's on this page.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...enders&page=10

This one is on that page also. I like this one myself.

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=33860.0
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First thing that came to my mind...Bender
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...light=exo+cage
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looking for something that looks like a buggy and a fully sheet metaled rig.

Imagine a P/U door with a piece of 2" DOM running down the middle with only 1" showing.

Sheet metal and EXO merged together in all of the crucial areas.. not just the A pillars.
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gettin back in the scene huh?
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Not what you're describing, but my take on an exo....Going into the body from the outside would be cool










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gettin back in the scene huh?
You night call it taking advantage of current economic conditions.. Right now is a good time to buy parts and or rigs ( unfortunately )

But yeah, I'm trying to figure out what I want to build / buy
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I built these through the body into my cage, cut some big "washers" to weld to body and cage before I welded it all so it's weather tight. Works mint. And I'm planning tube fenders and stock skins.
Sliders where used as my frame tie-ins, just to strengthen everything a little more.



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Old 10-13-2008, 02:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds like an interior cage would work fine, run the truck for a season, if the body gets fawked up just replace the cab with a junkyard donor. We do cab swaps on desert trucks all the time, takes about 2 days and costs about $200-400 total, more if you like fancy paint.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Im doing one thats basically skins on a cage..did the exo thing..to wide/heavy/tall...

check the ford forum.
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I did what you are describing more or less. It isnt a buggy or anything, but the basic concept is the same...



The sheet metal and tube are merged together everywhere except the front fenders - which I kept removable for some reason.
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I did what you are describing more or less. It isnt a buggy or anything, but the basic concept is the same...



The sheet metal and tube are merged together everywhere except the front fenders - which I kept removable for some reason.
Yeah yours is the one I thought of when I saw this thread.....

Are those 31s........
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Best I could find in my collection of pictures.
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First thing that came to my mind...Bender
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...light=exo+cage
I like it.
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Something like this?





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Cage is welded to the body in most places. The cage on the top of the body serves as the rain gutter, and the tube runs down the A piller and then drops underneath the front fenders. tube also runs along the wheel wells and is secured there as well.

very nicely done.



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only jeep truck i've seen that i like
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My DD. Cage runs inside the fender to the rock rail, and also to the front bumper.



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Old 10-13-2008, 10:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I dont think anyone but maybe Zebru actually did what ChopperMan is talking about...

I cut out the sheetmetal about 1.5" wide... and inserted 1.5" tube...


















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Old 10-13-2008, 11:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The door jambs and extra cab were 1/8" steel--the bed sides were just lexan.
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Not "integrated" but rubbing sheetmetal wherever posible. I hate most exos as well. If mine were painted the same color as the truck it would not stand out much.



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Crappy cell phone pic, but I agree that painting the cage the same color as the body makes a big difference.

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