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alright, so i've been eyeballing the worrior frame from fisher buggies. what can you guys tell me about this thing? i'd love to build a class five beetle, could i even use that frame? if not could someone point me in the right direction.


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most class 5 s use custom made cages I have not seen one made w/ an off the shelf frame, not that it couldnt be done.


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are there specs that i have to abide by to make a class 5


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where do i get a SCORE rulebook?


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now go watch dust to glory. they poo poo on the bajas, but its still good...


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alright guys i about ready to build a race cage as soon as i get an engine, i know chromoly is the best but i hear it's much more expensive than steel, what kind of steel and specs( diameter, wall thickness,ect. should i use to design my own custom cage?

and does chromoly really cost that much more than steel?


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I've been building my cage for the past 2 months.


If you don't know how to bend tubing it will take you a while...... But, I'm using 1 1/2 X .095 mild steel. I read a that if your car is over 2000lbs. to use .120 tubing. I don't know how much mine will weigh but all the tubing I have on it is sure making it heavy....

As for the chromoly I hear it is very $$$$$$$ and it is hard to work with.

Hope this helps, Rob

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Chromoly will cost more upfront buying it raw, then afterward you'll need to stressrelieve every weld. But it is worth the work and money for the strength required for trophy trucks and such, a baja is light enough that I wouldn't even worry about a chromoly frame.


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alright i weld when needed, but have never heard of stress relieveing.

how is this done?


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technically you are supposed to bake it in some gynormous oven, but you'll find if you ask around that most people take a torch and just heat each seam and joint up until its glowing cherry red.


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