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A buddy of mine and I are in the process of building a bolt in cage for an 85 Toyota 4runner. We have bent the two hoops with 3 x 5 plates to bolt through the floor with 3 bolts each. The plates happen to co-incide with the body mount areas where the metal gauge seems to be thicker. The question is: How safe is it to bolt in a cage? Is the only safe way to do this welding it to the frame?
Any imput or criticism or "You are an idiot becuase....." would be appreciated. :D

Thanks,

Tom
 

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The idea is to bolt in a few inches in front of where the all-pro does in this photo. Front bolts in front of mount, rear to the rear. Top side:
 

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i think a couple people on here can vouch for the all-pro setup.. so if there's can hangle it, if you'rs is in a similar place, then it might work too??
 

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Tom- as a minimum, mount a backing plate on the underside but for the best protection, weld some tubing from those backing plates to the frame in at least 4 places.

Just my .02 ;)

BTW- show us some pics of your finished cage. I'm getting ready to build one for my daughter's 85 also ;)
 

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Thanks for the imput guys.

I will post pics of the cage when it is done along with the bumpers and nerf bars we (THAT GUY and I) bent up.

Thanks again! :beer:
 
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