Topic: Cage foundation
Gonna be installing a cage soon and I have a couple of concerns before I start.
1) I bought 11 gauge steel plate for the tube to floor plates. I have come to understand that 11 gauge isnt always quite .125 as stated as necessary in the rules. Mine measured around .120 I think. If that isnt sufficient, what do you guys order? Is it the difference between hot rolled and cold rolled somehow?
2) The car this is going in doesnt have a floor between the rockers and the trans tunnel on either the passenger or driver side. My plan is to mount the cage to 2"x3"x11ga box tube that will run from the rocker to the tunnel and will be welded to the 11 gauge base plates just like how you would mount the down tubes from a cage. Has anyone else done this? I feel it would be safer and stronger than welding the cage to an 18 guage floor that we fabricate.