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Old 07-09-2012, 10:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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cage looks really good, clean.

not so sure on the way its attached to the fender well though in the rear. dont think that would hold up at all. seems like it needs more bracing/distribution if your gonna attach it to sheet metal body.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #27 (permalink)
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cage looks really good, clean.

not so sure on the way its attached to the fender well though in the rear. dont think that would hold up at all. seems like it needs more bracing/distribution if your gonna attach it to sheet metal body.
The cage isn't done yet in these pics. The A, b and D pillars will all be attached to the frame. The C pillar is the only one mounting to sheet metal. The C pillar will also be attached to the D with tubing, not only for strength, but also as a mounting surface for the 14" Fabtech shocks . I think an 8 point cage, with 6 points attached to the frame and the roof still on should hold up just fine.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #28 (permalink)
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good call . looks good. must be a pain to do tube work inside the cab
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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come build me one when youre done. im not much with tube work, and i need a cage.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Put me down for a cage too...wow.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Got the B and D pillars in the 4runner. The D's were kind of a pain, getting them to clear the passenger side catch all compartment and the rear most body mount bolts. Not quite as tight as Scott would of liked them but, I think he is nuts tons of strength and super clean.

Now comes the fun!!!! Hope the next pics are of the dash pad installed not a super trick sheet metal flat dash.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #34 (permalink)
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looks good, i see all the attachment spots now. i take back my previous comment
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Man that came out great...I am not looking forward to yanking the interior out of the Durango, but after seeing the result I am a little more motivated!

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Dash is in!!!!!!

After many trips in and out with the dash pad, trimming bit by bit, its all in.

The cage is done for now, till we do the straight axle and the rock sliders then tie it all together.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #37 (permalink)
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damn. that cage turned out great. makes me want to tear out mine...

looking forward to the rest of the build
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #38 (permalink)
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You know you did a good job when it looks factory, kudos to you!

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You know you did a good job when it looks factory, kudos to you!

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Thanks! It was a lot of work, but I think it turned out killer I'm glad Nate was a Yota tech for many years , because there was NO WAY I was taking that dash out.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #40 (permalink)
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This is shaping up to be one of my favorite builds. Cage looks awesome.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Leather seats in a rock crawler??? Pass the Grey Poupon!

That cage really looks tits! I agree. It really does appear so clean as to have been a factory option. Maybe you guys should send some pictures off to Toyota to give their engineers an idea of what the TRD package really should consist of.
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Impressive work. Leather is great in the woods since it's much easier to clean
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Thanks all!!

Now, time to finish getting parts together and toss an axle under it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #44 (permalink)
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To build the 4runner, I started searching Craigslist for a fabricator/welder. I found a gay that made some ornamental iron trinkets, I don't think the gay could spell four by four, let alone build one. Apparently he was a hell of a salesman so I hired him. No just kidding had to give my buddy some greif
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #45 (permalink)
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OK so I guess I will be the one to say it. While the cage does look killer, I see absolutley no triangulation. No X's in the Halo hoop, and none at the B, C, or D pillars. It looks unfinished to me. Thats being said...subscribed.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Only a matter of time

Honestly, until my kids get older this is going to be a pretty mellow off-roader. At this time I am not interested in putting two car seats, and kids through a jungle gym of tubes and harnesses. As my kids grow and the 4runner gets beat up I am sure we'll cut the thing up add some race seats, harnesses and add all the triangulation and gussets necessary for what is going to be done with the rig.

Besides for now with the roof still intact, full frame tied into the cage, I'm very confident the it is plenty stout. (For now)!!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:43 AM   #48 (permalink)
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The cage came out so sweet!!! I will be removing my dash now.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Wow! Im fairly handy w tube but can honestly say if i needed a cage in a truck i would prefer u did it!
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