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Suggestions for the cage

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kmrofka, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Dec 3, 2008 at 9:41 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    so i am designing a cage for my truck this is what i got so far... tell me what you guys think... what should i ad or take away.

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  2. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:49 PM
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    Janster

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    Why not do some research ...and look for some guys who've already put cages in their tacomas. They can tell you what works and what doesn't in terms of strength/rigidity.

    Don't forget about mounting system for seats and 5-point harnasses.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    yeah thanks for the help janster.... as soon as i posted this i designed how i would do the harnesses. i am going to post up another pict when im complete with the cage...
     
  4. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    Full-race or keeping it somewhat streetable? Dash or no dash? Keeping the doors? Define the use, and also consider how you're gonna get in and out of the thing. :cool:
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    You'll want triangulation where you can get it. Helps keep things strong and intact should the cage come into use. Include supports to prevent the cage from buckling if it rolls sideways.
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    I'm really interested to see what you've got planned. Keeps us updated! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    caliKxracer

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    Thats a nice cage mjp, somewhat similar to my cage on my 00
     
  6. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    Thanks! I just got my SCORE tag in September. If all goes well it should see a decent amount of use in the 2009 season. You still race class 7?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    I want to, but it has a supercharger in it now :(, o well 1400 here i come
     
  8. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    Pretty much a trophy truck class with mini-truck frames. Awesome! :cool:
     
  9. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    :)) yea I finally got ahold of the first owner who had it built for the most part, and he let me in on how much just he spent =)) im a lucky son of a bitch lol



    buttt to try not to heist this thread, Take your designs ideas to a fab/race shop have them give you pointers, I know it helps sometimes to have someone physically there showing you examples, look at past peoples cages
     
  10. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    It's far more expensive to build new than to buy used. You probably saved about 75% from the initial build cost. :D

    I have to admit though...I really enjoy the build process and seeing the truck come together. I'm not even close to finished yet but it has been a blast so far!

    That brings up an excellent question. kmrofka, are you outsourcing the fabrication or doing it yourself? Any quality fabrication shop will be able to identify weak points immediately. Give them an idea and direction and they'll generally take it from there.

    Are you planning on racing or just building for your own safety? The sanctioning bodies (SCORE, MORE, BitD) all have rules and specs to which the rollcages must be built. Always good to refer to their design guidelines as those are tested and proven designs.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    Yea, i actually just traded my 07 tacoma for it, so i really skipped alot, I am bummed about not being able to build it, but There is still alott of stuff I can do(beef up the lack of the engine cage, and add my personal electrical touch to things)


    I dont personally know of any fab shops out in Arizona Kmrofka, but im sure theres got to be some good ones out there, if not, give Hnm, richer, etc.. a call and theyd be happy to help


    check out race-dezert.com theres a shop section in there and they have amazing people there, not the mention fab shops owners and such
     
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