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Old July 27th, 2016, 11:20 AM
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We're all familiar with Landy Andy's monstorously cool 100" build, and it is sporting some neat tubular wings.

Competition rigs in the UK are all about these rebuilt wings - and I have to say I'm into it as well.

Here's my question -
Has anyone built a set WITHOUT incorporating, or tying into a windshield hoop/roll bar?


Here's a great build up (utilizing a front hoop):
https://www.devon4x4.com/static/work...c-front-wings/


and another clean install...


For those of you familiar with my 110, the front wings are quite... "shapely" and full of character, and I'm considering this as a good way to stretch my fabrication muscles.
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Old July 27th, 2016, 11:55 AM
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Definitely a nice look. I haven't looked at Devon's webpage that much but great pictures and write up.

The next build on their site shows a convertible with a swinging rear door which is what my truck has. Not many pictures but nice to see that other have done the same. Wasn't sure if fitting a drop down tail gate was going to be on my list of things to do in the coming years.

Damn I need to learn add welding to my list of tasks to learn.
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Old July 27th, 2016, 12:20 PM
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Damn I need to learn add welding to my list of tasks to learn.
The welding is the easy part, it's the metal work and fab skills to make the parts you end up welding together that's tough!
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Old September 19th, 2016, 08:11 PM
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Bumping this one back up. Would love to hear from someone who has fabed these up. I'm in teardown now, and this is one of the next steps I'm coming up on in the build.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 07:46 PM
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You could give North Off-Road a call in the UK, they make challenge wing kits but you need to tie them into a cage really.

CHALLENGE WINGS

Mine are both tied into the bulkhead, cage and also have the top of the front shock mounts too. As well as the front slam panel support bar, you can see here.



I also have the option of adding a brace between the top of the shock mounts if needed but she isn't a race car.... so maybe not.

As already noted, it's the fab time and having a tube bender that makes things easier. Just note that the bulkhead isn't really designed to take the side force from the heavy duty wings if hit, that's why there tied into the cage's front legs below the lower screen bar.
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Thanks, Andy! If it isn't too much trouble, would you post a photo of the intersection of the tubes at the bulkhead. I'd like to see how wide your front hoop is in relation to the width of the bulkhead, and the height of the crossbar on the hoop, in relation to the top line of the wing.

Thanks for the reply!

And I have settled on accepting a front hoop to tie this in to. My hesitation was putting a full cage over the cab, because I like removing the cab. Depending on the cage construction, that could preclude me from removing the top easily. That sad, I'm leaning to safety over comfort, so this is becoming a non issue.
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Just connect the tubular wings to the bulkhead the same way the Safety Devices A-bars tie into the bulkhead.
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I need a set of these from my 100" hybrid
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Thanks, Andy! If it isn't too much trouble, would you post a photo of the intersection of the tubes at the bulkhead. I'd like to see how wide your front hoop is in relation to the width of the bulkhead, and the height of the crossbar on the hoop, in relation to the top line of the wing.

Thanks for the reply!

And I have settled on accepting a front hoop to tie this in to. My hesitation was putting a full cage over the cab, because I like removing the cab. Depending on the cage construction, that could preclude me from removing the top easily. That sad, I'm leaning to safety over comfort, so this is becoming a non issue.
My cage is wider than the front bulkhead as it attaches to my sliders.





I can get my truck cab roof off if I first take the back panel out then the roof drops down & out, bit of a PITA but it is possible.
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BRAB did it, though he left the cab off all summer...and it was his only car.
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Got it - I think I have a usable plan. Buy the North Off Road wing kit, and then bend up my own front hoop. I'll integrate those two together, and send off for powder.

Thanks again-
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Got it - I think I have a usable plan. Buy the North Off Road wing kit, and then bend up my own front hoop. I'll integrate those two together, and send off for powder.

Thanks again-
Prob the best solution, bending up the front wing tubes with a 6.5" CLR die is a PITA, that's why I cut & shut mine, just couldn't get a short enough distance between them to work in my tube bender.
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