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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Sat May 25, 2013 8:30 pm

Well guys rustey has some good going progress going now i started the roll cage i got 60% of it done today now
just need to build the top part and fab up a engine cage.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Sat May 25, 2013 8:51 pm

Very very cool! looks, well, like a rollcage, they don't have too be pretty they just have to work!
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Sat May 25, 2013 8:55 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Very very cool! looks, well, like a rollcage, they don't have too be pretty they just have to work!

Yeah thats all that matters as long as it holds during a roll over.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Sun May 26, 2013 7:52 am

A few notes on roll cages and safety-

Make sure your cage is dead solid and your welds are structural. Having a cage break up in the event of a rollover can hurt you a lot worse than just having the tractor land on you. Something about being impaled just kinda buggers up your day. It's really a good idea to triangulate the cage. Look at how roll cages are professionally built. Between every 90* angle, there's another bit of tube to create a triangle. Triangles are infinitely stronger and more structurally stable than squares. Bottom line- "Good enough" is not good enough. Another thing you'll want to consider-

Restraints. You will notice that every professionally built (production or race) vehicle follows the same pattern- no cage, no restraint. cage, restraint. Open tractors, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV's, argos, whetever- if it has an open top, there's no seatbelt or harness. Now look at closed vehicles- cars, trucks, race vehicles, buggies- anything with a structural roof or roll bars or cage comes equipped with a restraint system... Why?

In the event of a rollover, on an open vehicle there's a very good chance of being thrown clear, greatly reducing the odds of being crushed by the machine. Picture rolling an ATV with a seatbelt- guaranteed hospital stay. On the other end of a spectrum, picture a sand rail with a cage. Going over without a seatbelt means 2 things- you're going to be battered by the bars, AND that machine is guaranteed to land on you. If you are securely strapped in, no problem. But what if part of your body goes outside the cage? Broken bones for sure. Rolling can be pretty violent- if your torso goes partway out the cage and the beast lands on you, you're going to have a bad day...

Bottom line- Make sure your cage is solid, and install a harness to protect you from the harm that you're potentially creating!

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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Sun May 26, 2013 8:16 pm

Yeah i see what your saying and all of my welds are desint.
And so far it seems to be strong i can shake the whole mower around without any parts of the cage movin and it has no gussets in it yet
so it will be stronger when i gusset it up.
Also i will be fabing up a new seat with a full harness.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Sun May 26, 2013 9:50 pm

With my tube buggy build I thought that I won't wear the harness if im putting around or on light terrain. but put it on in crazy things are about to happen haha, you got any hills around you?
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Mon May 27, 2013 2:11 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
With my tube buggy build I thought that I won't wear the harness if im putting around or on light terrain. but put it on in crazy things are about to happen haha, you got any hills around you?
Yeah i have some good steep hills and im gonna wear a harness becaues you never know what gonna happen.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Mon May 27, 2013 4:31 pm

Well guys here is a video of the roll cage.
Tell me what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Jgd5pcLDI&feature=youtu.be
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Mon May 27, 2013 6:17 pm

I couldn't really get a good look. Seemed somewhat blurry to me, and of course, you were moving. How about a couple good clear pictures?

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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Mon May 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Yeah my ipod doest do very good but i will try to get some better pics during this week.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 12:51 am

that role cage isnt looking so strong without x bracing lol i dont think your mufflers would survive the role over if one occurred
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 9:46 am

It dosent look strong but it is strong and will be stronger when i add all the braces in.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 12:39 pm

Screw the mufflers. Are YOU going to survive a rollover... Priorities, folks!

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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 3:34 pm

I was thinking about exo-chaging my merican mower.... like hood and fenders, and make doors idk..


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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 4:01 pm

well one of the two designs I just thinkin

I like this one better
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 4:34 pm

@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Screw the mufflers. Are YOU going to survive a rollover... Priorities, folks!

Yeah i got a roll cage.
Also i been in plenty of atv roll overs havent broke a bone YET.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 4:37 pm

Also Redline i like the second one.
And you should do a exo-cage on your mower it would stifin up the frame and it would look cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 7:48 pm

Well today i finaly put the brace in on the left side and also made a tool box mount.
Also here are some pics they art the greatest.


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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 pm

Looks like those side rails come awfully close to the "inner" rims!

That's turning into quite the tank!

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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 8:01 pm

Yeah they are close but they dont rub or hit.
They have about 3/4 of clearence.
So far its turning out to be a really cool mower build.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 8:47 pm

@truckin42 wrote:
Yeah they are close but they dont rub or hit.
They have about 3/4 of clearence.
So far its turning out to be a really cool mower build.
you are gonna brace the from so when your mower flexes it wont rub your tires right?
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 9:05 pm

Yeah im gonna brace it.
I still got to finsh braceing it and im gonna add a couple cross braces in.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 9:09 pm

@truckin42 wrote:
Also Redline i like the second one.
And you should do a exo-cage on your mower it would stifin up the frame and it would look cool.
Yea I need the seat lower so the roof isn't as tall
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Wed May 29, 2013 9:13 pm

Yeah same with my mower it just i have no were else to put a gas tank so i cant lower the seat.
And i dont think my mower will fit out of my shed with a full roll cage but if it fits it will be close.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Fri May 31, 2013 7:31 pm

Well i got the cage all painted up i know its not finshed but it was all rustey and i not gonna build the top part of the cage at this time but i will
in the next week or two.
And i plan on making a engine cage this week.
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PostSubject: Re: Rustey Medal   Fri May 31, 2013 7:54 pm

With all that framing you're adding, surely to god you can find a slick way to relocate your fuel tank and lower the seat.

Also, I suggest finding a way to brace those exhaust pipes up before the vibrations and shocks get to them and end up cracking your cylinder heads...

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