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09-28-2018 06:05 PM
Petey1560 Subscribe for the cage work
09-28-2018 08:55 AM
wallysheata
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Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy View Post
Updates!!!! We were talking about your builds around the campfire on our latest wheeling trip
Nope been a busy summer in the high country, plan on digging back in this fall. I'm having TnT Customs build me some corners YJ corners to LJ length with a 42" wheel opening, we measured for those last weekend and PRP seats arrived. Got the rig set up a stand to wheel it around that's about it, been using the Blue buggy and red LJ quite a bit though.
08-11-2018 07:45 PM
pennsylvaniaboy Updates!!!! We were talking about your builds around the campfire on our latest wheeling trip
01-23-2018 02:18 PM
sleepsontoilet Any progress?
01-09-2018 08:37 PM
sleepsontoilet I feel like the roof tube that runs B pillar to C pillar is a waste as it dead nodes at the stern. The gussets don’t seem to do much other than add weight as you already have a double B pillar overhead. Most gussets are added where the A pillar and roof tube are connected in the front. Then they usually add them where the A to B roof tube meets the B pillar. Some gusset the other side too from B pillar to C pillar down tube. Other than my smooshed radiator, mine held flawless to this roll two weekends ago.

https://youtu.be/n4XQsZgROwc
01-09-2018 11:40 AM
wallysheata Thanks for the feedback, so hopefully this is the last attempt, i did add a few gussets. Would like to get this infilled this weekend, so i very much appreciate all the feedback you guys have been giving me.

01-09-2018 10:38 AM
RANGERROD
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What about a layout like this? Gives you good space for your noggin and keep proper triangulation.


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This is what Iíve done on the last couple builds.
01-09-2018 10:21 AM
gt1guy What about a layout like this? Gives you good space for your noggin and keep proper triangulation.


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01-09-2018 08:59 AM
pennsylvaniaboy Wally,

I like your old buggy layout, very similar to how mine is built, how sleepsontoilet 's is setup, etc. That design is nice over the driver. If you feel that wasn't enough in your old buggy for strength, I would def go with what you drew in post #13. I think it's aesthetically good looking, not over tubed like the first one.
01-09-2018 07:29 AM
GiS Always loved following your builds Wally! .. I'll be watching!

Joey
01-09-2018 07:23 AM
wallysheata
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Awesome build last time, can't wait to see this one!

Are you going to do the same door bars by your hip? Did that seem to be the best compromise between protection and easy access? Would you have done it differently?
Thank you, those door bars worked well, i'll be doing something similar this time that will also allow me to use a CJ/YJ Soft door for winter wheeling. Hoping to order up the new PRP seats this week and jump in and finish up the top of the cage this weekend, still looking for feedback on the cage
01-08-2018 09:22 PM
krob81 Awesome build last time, can't wait to see this one!

Are you going to do the same door bars by your hip? Did that seem to be the best compromise between protection and easy access? Would you have done it differently?
01-06-2018 06:56 AM
wallysheata Got your Facebook message thatís exactly what I did with my current buggy when I built it.



The issue was the cage buckled after a hard rollover in Rangely a few years later. Not opposed to it though as I am using thicker wall material on this cage. Itís not quit .188 wall 1-3/4 electric weld tubing.
01-05-2018 08:22 PM
time2getdirty I canít figure out how to post pictures on my phone. I sent You a Facebook message.
01-05-2018 04:37 PM
wallysheata
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Originally Posted by time2getdirty View Post
Still overkill where you want headroom. Get rid of the center A pillar to outer B pillar V.

One huge x and the center a pillar to center b pillar is more than enough.
Ok so something like this....keep the feedback coming it's been a while since i've built a cage and am no engineer by any means.

01-05-2018 02:41 PM
Mickey*B Looking good Wally.

Hopefully you'll keep it on tires more with the kiddos in there.... get them some nice harnesses, they're gonna need them.
01-05-2018 01:33 PM
time2getdirty
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Originally Posted by wallysheata View Post
Good feedback, so how about something more along the lines of this?

Still overkill where you want headroom. Get rid of the center A pillar to outer B pillar V.

One huge x and the center a pillar to center b pillar is more than enough.
01-05-2018 12:54 PM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet View Post
I feel like the B pillar to windshield spreader overhead is overkill and not needed. I would run center of B to outer A, and center of B to outer C. Then just properly support it on the side back into the frame rails.


Something is wrong with your rear axle





I agree with Ronald. That is all you really need for bracing. Anything beyond that, while it doesnít make it weaker, isnít really necessary.
01-05-2018 10:13 AM
wallysheata Good feedback, so how about something more along the lines of this?

01-05-2018 09:58 AM
sleepsontoilet I feel like the B pillar to windshield spreader overhead is overkill and not needed. I would run center of B to outer A, and center of B to outer C. Then just properly support it on the side back into the frame rails.


01-05-2018 08:12 AM
wallysheata Thoughts on this concept?
01-03-2018 07:30 PM
gmcxt I really the "sketch" I draw my stuff out too.
01-03-2018 01:34 PM
DZ Fab For the x brace question, I'd recommend finding a way to raise your cage, or lower the seats to give your occupants a little extra headroom if you've had issues in the past, then do whatever you want as far as bracing is concerned. If they are going to hit their head with tube right above, then their head is too close to the roofline regardless. All of that is ASSuming their belts are always tight when they have hit their heads.

I say all of this having had this same issue with my latest Jeep build. I built it to fit my father who is much shorter than me, then he decided he wanted my old Jeep, so I got stuck with less than adequate headroom for myself. I'm going to fix my problem by raising the cage about 3-4", to match the headroom that I have in my other Jeep.
01-03-2018 12:13 PM
VTJeepCJ84 Can't wait to see this one come together!
01-02-2018 11:07 PM
RANGERROD Definitely in for this donít fuck it up.
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