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    I would like some suggestions for an easy to enter design.

    I don't want to climb in from the top and I have a bad left knee which should not be too much of an issue but something to consider.

    Being I have a pull start, easy entry is a must!

    530cc sled engine woods buggy...No sand.

    I have actually grafted a a previous top cage to some lower 1.25 square tube...the rest of the cage will have to be 1.25" square tube. Looking down from the top, the old cage is not as wide as the bottom piece...don't think that maters but just mentioning it.

    The sq. tube is at a 90 angle at each corner but will be getting changed to not look so square and transition better to the old cage...see pic:


    I have some ideas, but would like to see what others can come up with...feel free to design the whole cage if you want!



    What I started with:
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    I have thought about this too. Another option you might want to consider is to have the roll cage hinge forward on the forward mounts.

    Steering wheel quick releases also make getting in and out easier.

    But to answer your original question, what about something like this? I would stiffen up the floor beams a bit because removing some of the side tubes will decrease the strength somewhat
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    If you get a chance to see a Polaris ACE they are super easy to get in and out of and may give you some ideas.
    Now that NOBAMA has PROVEN he is the absolute WORST president in the history of history Jimmy Carter can thank him for stealing the dunce crown.

    Lets hope the next guy repeals NObama care along with the rest of the stupid crap this blight on our windshield has done.
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    I want to do some tubes probably following along the lines of the seat.

    Just wasn't sure of the triangulation needed.

    It's a woods buggy and I believe the frame is strong...original Odyssey with added reenforcement.

    Those doors look cool but I don't know if I want something like that...probably couldn't get it to look good. Lol

    I guess I could add doors later...
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    I am thinking something like this:



    I am more comcerned with smacking a tree than rolling over...plus quads don't have roll cages!

    The frame looks like this...old Odyssey with extra enforcement:
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    I haven't seen too many buggies, without doors, easier to get in/out of than my orange buggy. Easier with the top off. The bars on top are set back for easy entry. Not much side protection though.

    https://www.minibuggy.net/forum/proje...e-buggy-7.html
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    That is a nice ride!

    I have to keep my design simple as I am just using square tube...budget build.
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    A little off topic, but the other guy in the pic looks like he's kinda cracking up at you sitting in the buggy, are you by chance making engine noises too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuma View Post
    A little off topic, but the other guy in the pic looks like he's kinda cracking up at you sitting in the buggy, are you by chance making engine noises too?
    That is my daughter's boyfriend...do you think he'd really laugh at his future ex-father-in-law?!

    I wasn't making any engine noises...I think.
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    I think you're on the right track. I might raise the horizontal bar a little and triangulate with the braces.
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