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Going to do an exo cage because there is not enough room inside a regular cab for an internal cage that will allow you to still comfortably drive. I sit too close with the seat all the way back, much less with tube behind the seat.

i would do an external b-hoop with internal a-pillars and spreaders but I think it would just look goofy having 5 tubes coming trough the top of the cab and having to seal all of them up.

Also have some ideas for the exo to make it look better (read: good) and something different than your typical exo cage.
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Even better! I need some type of cage as well. Cant wait to see the progress.

What size tube are you going to make the whole thing out of? 1.75?
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update pics or your lying.
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What size tube are you going to make the whole thing out of? 1.75?
Ya 1 3/4 .120 wall.


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Went and ate at outback tonight with jen and some friends so no updated pics ha.
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Bent up the b-hoop yesterday. Might have it on the truck today or tomorrow. Really waiting on heims so I can get the suspension set-up before I bend anymore tube.
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It's gonna be another sick truck!

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Same truck, just sicker. Hence the v2.0, lol.
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Well heims came in today. Apparently midwest control is the only place that makes 1" rod ends with a coarse thread...and even they don't make tube adapters that size.

Was going to say **** it and make my own, but in case I did break a heim/bend a link I would have weird one-off ****.

Their supply is also a joke. I wanted 1.25 and .875 heims but they wouldn't have any until may. So again if I broke one I'd be lucky if they had any in stock.

So I'm sending these back and going to run some QA1 heims that we stock, which we are currently out of stock of...ugh.
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damn that sucks, guess you wont be trying them out, they screwed themselves over there. I never get businesses that have crap services.

playing the waiting game is fun stuff, should make quick work of the project once they come in I'm sure.
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Well heims came in today. Apparently midwest control is the only place that makes 1" rod ends with a coarse thread...and even they don't make tube adapters that size.

Was going to say **** it and make my own, but in case I did break a heim/bend a link I would have weird one-off ****.

Their supply is also a joke. I wanted 1.25 and .875 heims but they wouldn't have any until may. So again if I broke one I'd be lucky if they had any in stock.

So I'm sending these back and going to run some QA1 heims that we stock, which we are currently out of stock of...ugh.

Good to know lol
I was thinking about ordering a midwest control heim instead of QA1 since they were considerably cheaper..

but I try not to skimp on cost/quality when it comes to stuff holding the axle under my truck
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Wtf are they thinking using coarse threads? And not even making an adapter for that size? No wonder they're so cheap...
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Wtf are they thinking using coarse threads? And not even making an adapter for that size? No wonder they're so cheap...
Yup. They make fine thread tube adapters for 1", and coarse thread heims. Go figure.
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started making templates to box in the frame from the trans xmember back (from there forward is boxed from the factory.

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nice hoop Jey -- glad i got back to see this build..
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God that shop is amazing. Nice work so far
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looks good man.

I am surprised you didnt just take that to some sliders or something. I like that though, brings it right back to the frame.
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looks good man.

I am surprised you didnt just take that to some sliders or something. I like that though, brings it right back to the frame.
I'd rather have the b-hoop go to the frame instead of sliders that are a 12" lever to the weld holding it onto the side of the frame. There will be sliders and a tube from the bend down to some sliders.
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True, I just figured if that B hoop was wider it would be stronger but that is just me thinking out loud. Got any specs on that hoop? Degree bends?
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True, I just figured if that B hoop was wider it would be stronger but that is just me thinking out loud. Got any specs on that hoop? Degree bends?
Width not so much, but straight tubes would make it stronger. But like I mentioned I'd rather have the hoop itself go directly to the frame instead of a slider that could pontentially shear off the side of the frame.

The bend will be backed by some more tubes.

The hoop is ~41.5 from C of tube to top of frame, ~40.5 at the corner bends. The bends are 56, 67, 5, 67, 56.
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^^^^ x2!!

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Looks like it'll be something right off of Xtreme 4x4.
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looks nice, gona be nice and low looks like too
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looks nice, gona be nice and low looks like too
Just wait.
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Are you still running the BW 13-54?
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Whats the deal with the Mazda in the backround?
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