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Old 12-23-2004, 05:55 AM   #1
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Exclamation How To Build a Roll cage

This is a simple how to build a roll cage. This cage is made to fit my Impala.

To build a roll cage you need:
* Styrene rods
* Knife
* Pensile
* Ruler
* Tape
* Paper



And it's never bad to have some references.
This is the reference I used.





This cage was made in 1 3/4" chrome moly. So I took the closest rod I had, 1,5 mm.


1. Measuring

Letís start of with making measurements. For me it was easy. I measured the with of the roof at the impala just to see how wide it could be at a maximum. It was about 50mm.



The with of the cage needed to bee 61mm other wise I must squeeze it in place.
I also draw the side supports.



When I am done with that I draw another one that looks the same.
And cut it out.



Then I test the paper cage in the car, to see how it will fit.




2. Bending
I start with taping the styrene rood on to the paper.



And then I start to bend the rood as close to the drawing as possible.



After that I remove the tape. And test the cage in the body (no picture).

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I do the same with the rear supports and this is how it looks with one of the rear supports.




The last step is to glue the cage to getter.






I am going to chrome the cage later on and put on some soft material on it so it will look like this.



I got the reference from

I hope this will be to help fore some one.
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Old 12-23-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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Great tut man, I'll defiantly be using this on some of my upcoming projects.

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Old 12-23-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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THANK YOU SO MUCH dude i started one but i cant finish it THANKX AGAIN
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:34 AM   #4
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Hi,

a well done tut.

Donīt you have problems that the rods want back to their originate position?
I think the hardest thing to do is the cage-part starting at the b-post area along the drivers side window - a-post - front-window - dashboard. Getting both sides equal is a mere try and error.

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Re: How To Build a Roll cage

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Great tut man, I'll defiantly be using this on some of my upcoming projects.

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Yeah! Me too! That's a great tut!
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:42 PM   #6
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i just cant get it done the cage i just dont know the mesuremnts (BTW its my first car)
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Re: How To Build a Roll cage

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i just cant get it done the cage i just dont know the mesuremnts (BTW its my first car)
Measure the with of the interior tub and then the with of the roof.. then you draw it on paper and then you cut it out and then deside about the hight of the cage
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Re: How To Build a Roll cage

when you said max it could be was 50mm, did you meant to put 60mm? by the way this is a great tut, and i will use this no doubt
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Re: Re: How To Build a Roll cage

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when you said max it could be was 50mm, did you meant to put 60mm? by the way this is a great tut, and i will use this no doubt
the max it could be was 50mm at the roof. and 61mm at the botom.
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Measure the with of the interior tub and then the with of the roof.. then you draw it on paper and then you cut it out and then deside about the hight of the cage
thankx youthe same thing but with more explanation or just less to read which i love and ill try that man. thank again GvEman
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Great tutorial! Who would've thought of drawing it on paper first, then creating the parts.
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