What it took to make the cage
First of all I would like to give major
credit to Randy Gredvig, the guy that did all of my fabrication work.
Without him, none of this would look near as good as it does.
Randy and I started by taking some templates off of another roll cage
that I had (sold just after taking the templates). The other roll
cage was close to what I wanted, but was too tall, had arched header
bars, etc. Look at some of the following pictures to see how
things got started.
We had a local pipe bending shop bend the
tubing, 2" for the rear, and 1.75" for the front and side
bars. The bill came to $150 to have all of the material bent and
cut. The material itself cost about $60 for 20 foot sections of
each size tubing. Once we received the tubing from the bender, we
starter measuring angles, overall height, etc. We had to place the
rear mounting tabs on the body, after cutting them out of 3/16"
plate steel, to give us a place to anchor the rear points to the body
and also to help us figure out the measurements.
I have finally finished the Mechanical
drawings of my roll cage, with specs. and plans for anyone that wants to
build a cage similar to mine. If you have any questions, send me
an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
the link above.
I had a brand new windshield frame that
was cut down 2" from stock, so we made sure that both the front and
rear hoops were cut 2" shorter as well. After much trial and
error and two full days on the weekend, here is what we came up with.
These are the pictures of what it looked like just before going to the
The roll cage finished....