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Old 05-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cage A-pillars through the dash?

Did some searching and can't find a single solitary example of anyone who has done this on a 40. Either my searching sucks, or there's a good reason for it. Someone please enlighten me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here you go man. Lee N did it for his nephew's cruiser.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here you go man. Lee N did it for his nephew's cruiser.
Thanks, that's the closest I've seen to what I'm thinking of, but not really what I have in mind. I'm thinking of literally cutting a hole in the dash and letting the cage tube pass through the dash and hit the floor.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you using the windshield & frame? If you go thru the dash you'll end up at the upward slope of the floorboard. There's plenty of room to hug the dash & terminate it just inside where the kick vent is located. Depending on how you bend it, it won't impede entry. You could french it into the dash & keep the bar visible.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Check out "The other woman" build page 5 for a really good idea.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Check out "The other woman" build page 5 for a really good idea.


This is the cleanest execution I've seen yet. I really like it! I'm still thinking of going straight through the dash, or doing some combination of narrowing/coping the dash to allow the tube to pass by.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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We did it on the cream puff. Basically went thru the dash so you can use the window crank without hitting your knuckles
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Gunmetalcruz,

Can you post some pics? The ones in the build thread aren't showing up for me
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I found this while googling the same thing a long time ago. Looks pretty good to me.





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i did it on my last one. wish i would have on my new one. ill see if i have any pics.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I did this on my cruiser, had to remove the hinges. Also you can't remove the cage. The guy who built my cage wanted to build it that way so he could rake the windshield back a little further than stock. Since I no longer have a stock windshield frame I just used a piece of lexan.
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usmcruiser post of the yellow cruiser is what I have seen done before & what I am doing with mine. To me this is the cleanest & most factory look & the strongest A pillar tube setup.



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Just found this pic in Justin's original build thread



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I wanted a straight A pillar so I came up with this. Shitty pic and the dash tie in is not close to being finished, (I hate sheet metal).
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I wanted a straight A pillar so I came up with this. Shitty pic and the dash tie in is not close to being finished, (I hate sheet metal).
Yes! This is what I was envisioning except with a bend once in the dash so the tube goes vertical down to the floor.

Thanks for the pic!
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Guess i was thinking through the top of the dash

http://s1063.photobucket.com/albums/...t=DSCN1322.jpg
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Guess i was thinking through the top of the dash

http://s1063.photobucket.com/albums/...t=DSCN1322.jpg
Any more pics of that rig? Digging the lines of the tube work....

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Kurtis, any pics of the way you have the lexan strapped on? Also, will the stock top fir with the windshield on there?

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Here is a pic with the lexan, it is just bolted on with some trick tabs. It will not work with a stock soft top. I took a bikini top and put some grommets like are around the edge of a tarp then zip tie it all the way around.

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Sorry about the clocked picture but anyway here you go
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Sorry about the clocked picture but anyway here you go
Can you make it smaller and grainier? It's a little too clear right now

I think that looks like exactly what I want to do, but I'm not quite positive since the picture is tiny
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I wanted a straight A pillar so I came up with this. Shitty pic and the dash tie in is not close to being finished, (I hate sheet metal).
Scooter..do you have a build thread on this ??..I would like to see a sideview if ya got one
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Scooter..do you have a build thread on this ??..I would like to see a sideview if ya got one
No build thread because I build as slow as Sceep and change direction almost as often as Wilson.

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No build thread because I build as slow as Sceep and change direction almost as often as Wilson.

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Ha Ha ..Thanks and you can add me to the list of slow builds/change of direction .. If I dont make up my mind on the direction I want to go with building my 40 it will never get done..I've had it 80 percent done and cut back apart 3X since the build began

Anyway I really like the tubework you have goin on.. it looks clean and simple and now that I've seen the sideshot I like it even more

Are you building for general trail usage or do you have plans of racing/competing with it and will it have any of the stock frame when it is done??
Thanks again for the side shot!!
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