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Old 11-15-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Question Roll Cage/Exo Cage?

so i just made my first jig to bend some tubing.
i was wondering if i should use 3/16" or 1/4" tubing?
it's going on a 4 door rubicon SCX-10 scaler on 1.9s
any tips on bending it all?
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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3/16 is about 2 in at 1/10 scale and 1/4 is 2.5 in so thats up to you I like 3/16 its more the size of most cages out there. Do some test bends to see how your bender works that way you know where to start your bends. Weld or braze the ends of two peices together and bend them at the same time if you can that way it makes two of the same part at the same time. Also make each peice as long as you can they are stronger then joints and you wont have to do as much brazing and sanding. hope that helps.


Also if you get some coat hangers you can make test peices to get the shape right.

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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ive been using pipe cleaners to bend and mock up the cage prior to bending my actual metal. this may help
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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i would love to see how you plan to attach the cage
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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i would love to see how you plan to attach the cage
that's not the problem but when i get more into the project i show you
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:00 AM   #6
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If anyone is interested in this check out my build thread i just stared it

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:19 AM   #7
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I was looking into making an exo cage and always thought everyone used metal coat hangers?
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