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Old 09-25-2009, 07:02 PM
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So other than the floor plates, your cage isn't tied into the body at all? I thought I saw some mounts on the front of your cage that possibly bolts or ties into the windshield frame?


The cage is bolted to the body in 18 locations on the interior and indirectly to the rocker area in 4 more and now 2 more points from the firewall down to the frame. The firewall points do tie into the interior cage with short tubes that connect to the A pillar tubes at dash level. The 4 points in the bed (pics at post 12) bolt through the original body mounts and help spread the stress of the somewhat flimsy bed floor through to the whole structure.

Their are 4 bolts at the windshield frame, (original top mounting holes) 2 points at the back of the bed, 4 points in the bed floor (body mounts) 2 points at the front of the bed (also tied to the frame), 2 points at the A pillar tubes, 2 points at the seat tubes (tied to the frame with A pillar mounts) and 2 points on the firewall.

Also keep in mind their is a 2 inch square tube that runs through the rockers that the nerf bars bolt too and also the body to frame tubes bolt too as well. (pics on posts 16 and 17) So the body is stiffened considerably in the rocker and door pillar area which is quite important when the rocker boxes are cut out. All of this structure allow the nerf bars to easily handle all of the weight of the Blazer without any problems while keeping a stock appearance and only adding a small amount of weight.

The idea with a solid mounted cage and a rubber mounted body is to let the cage provide additional structure to not only the body but also the frame, but let the body "float" somewhat and not receive a lot of stress fighting the both the frame and the cage.
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Way cool to see. Any chance of some overall pictures of the engine bay and shock mounts?

Here you go!

As you can tell I'm running out of room so hopefully that means I'm about done.
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So sweet! Dont know what one i like better!
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I'm curious about how the engine bay "hoops" are attached to the frame. They look like they are just welded around a short section of tube. Is that all there is to it or is there a bolt, bushing, or something else going on in that 3-4" piece of tube?
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exactly what my blazer wants to be when it grows up!



Awesome build.


I have to agree with this statement. My blazer is sitting in the garage dreaming about this right now.

Very interested in the cage. i would like a cage similar to that for mine, but maybe not quite as beefy.

Will have to look over you pictures of it, and if you have any others, I'd be interested in checking them out.
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I'm curious about how the engine bay "hoops" are attached to the frame. They look like they are just welded around a short section of tube. Is that all there is to it or is there a bolt, bushing, or something else going on in that 3-4" piece of tube?

The short pieces of tubing just weld directly to the frame and the hoops weld to the short pieces of tubing. The short tubes will be trimmed and capped before it's all done. I didn't reinforce the frame under since the force is spread out over many points.



I was able to get the bump stops mounted over the weekend.
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Awesome build.


Thanks.



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awesome k5!
that roll cage and engine tube work is amazing.
drooling for your engine
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