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Old 10-25-2005, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anatomy of a cage

I have been searching and reading the threads on cages as that will be the next big project in store for my rig. Unfortunately I have limited knowledge of the terms used when describing a cage. A-Pillar, B-Pillar, halo, etc.

Is there anyone out there that can post up some pics and a short description of what each part of the cage is called and it's function in relation to the bars attached to it?

Thank you all in advance... Sorry for the noob question
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Old 10-25-2005, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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do more searching. if you dont know what a pillar is, read for another couple years before you try to make a cage.
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Old 10-25-2005, 08:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A pillar is the vertical bar by the windshield
B pillar is the vertical bar just behind the driver/ passenger seats
C pillar is the 3rd vertical bar...etc

Spreader is a section of tube that connects two hoops or nodes
Node is where multiple tubes come together
Halo refers to a 'loop' over your head, connecting the 4 A and B pillar bars. (think of an angel halo)
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do more searching. if you dont know what a pillar is, read for another couple years before you try to make a cage.
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So be that as it may no flaming, no whining, answer stuff, or don't post.
I have been searching. Unfortunately some of the posts don't have pics to go along with descriptions... For example - usera built a cage with the A pillar made out of 1.75 DOM and the B pillar is made out of 2.0 DOM... etc. I am trying to get an idea of all of the different parts of a cage being described to get a better visualization. When I put 'Cage, roll cage, a pillar, etc.' in the search bar it gives me 120 some odd hits - most of which have a vague description of the components and don't aid much in the understanding of how the cage was built.

Thank you Jeeprz. I will continue to search - but I now understand some of the cage jargon being used in the posts...
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heres a crude drawing of whats what.

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What woud you call the bar that connects A Pillar to B Pillar next to the seats runs diagonal thru the door opening? Spreader maybe?
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a door bar.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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a door bar.
Fair enough. Thanks...

Back to the search bar to look for pictures and such... Thank you all that replied.
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triangles, no dead tubes, if you are using mild remember the seam goes on the inside of the bend, use nothing less than 1.5 .120 wall, penetration penetration penetration. MOUNT TO THE FRAME NOT THE CAB.
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