The front down tubes mount to a floor plate on either side. At this point there were no holes to line up yet. When everything was in place, we tack welded it in together. Notice the towels under the work area. If you are going to do any welding in your rig and you don't have any fireproof blankets, you can use water soaked towels to keep the sparks from doing damage. But make sure you have someone watching them with more water ready in case the towels start to dry out. The cage was then removed from the vehicle and then welded up properly. We also had Rock 4X include some additional hand holds. They were also positioned for welding during this step. After a final 'check-fit', the holes were drilled in the floor plates (and the floor) for mounting the front down tubes. These mounting points sandwich the floor between two hefty steel plates. Next came the easy part... painting! Understanding that the front part will be hugging the dashboard, the new cage should be painted before it goes in. The last foot of the tubes that are to be welded into the rest of the old cage should be left clean until it is welded into place. You can see the finished product looks good and should perform well. The attention to detail on the way the whole kit goes together was amazing. The additional hand holds are far enough away from the driver and passengers head as to create a great support bar but not enough to be in the way. No guess work, no surprises, this was surely a pleasure to put together.
Rock 4X Fabrication Winthrop Harbor, Illinois Open 5pm-9pm CST 847-544-1823