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question on rollcage?

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:03 pm
by 101btp
Im hoping that i will get time this summer to atleast start work on the roll cage for my bronco II but im in the process of figuring what material i want to use? id i was thinking of 1/4 inch 2"by 2" square tube or some sort of chro molly tube that was 1/8"thick idk what to go with i mean it's for mudding and i don't plan on high speed wrecks/rollovers?

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:59 pm
by Mud Addict
1.5 in DOM with .120 wall, would be good :D

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:47 pm
by 101btp
still trying to find a way to set up the cage so i dont eat up all the space in back?

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:12 pm
by green45
if you get on jegs. com they sell prefabed roll cages for rangers that fit a bronco 2 i just put one in my self and all the tube comes prebent and some of them are notched for easy welding. the cages are desinged for raceing so the are made out of the type of tubing you want i only payed 365 if i remember right for an 8 point full cage. if you get on jegs dont forget to surch under ford ranger prefabed roll cages

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:12 am
by 101btp
alright I will that's not a bad price

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:37 pm
by tekatlarge
Just a quick note.

NEVER second guess safety. If you do your own cage remember you are willing to bet your life and passengers lives on it? I mean if you want a cage for protection then let the pros design and build it. Then you can put it in and rest assured if you slip and roll over the cliff that the cage will do it's best to protect you...

I have seen some pretty dangerous cages scratch built and even saw a results picture of a guy whom did his own and when he crashed the cage is what killed him.

OK Safety Lecture over.

As mud addict said 1.5 by 120 wall DOM (Drawn over mandrel) round tube. that would be a good place to start. What I think you might find is that the cost for the amount of tubing you will need adds up real quick. Then you have to cut, bend, and weld the cage up! Hmm that 3 to 4 hundred for a pro built cage looks a lot more attractive..

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:40 pm
by 101btp
tube is not so bad for me to get considering I work at a welding shop but is more getting the bends put in it that we do not bend steel

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:20 am
by tedjames11
Go to Harbor Freight, they sell Tube Bender for like $30, im looking to do the same thing seeing im getting brand new tig and mig welders :D But harbor Freight is the cheapest and most reliable place to get a by-hand-tube-bender.

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:30 am
by Mud Addict
The H.F. bender is great for kinking and destroying tube :flipoff: Find a local shop with a real bender, and pay them to bend it up. Is cheaper to do it right the first time :D

Re: question on rollcage?

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:44 am
by deputyfestus
I used schedule 40 bip. ( black iron pipe) old school but indestructible.Image