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Old 24th September 2011, 16:15   #1
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Default Installed - External Rollcage on a Bolero Camper

Hi Team,

We recently did a complete external rollcage on a Bolero camper.
This vehicle would be carrying Geologists with expensive gear into Naxalite and Maoist infested forests across India. So we had to keep the looks of the vehicle discrete while protecting the occupants and the equipment in case of a roll over.

BTW the rear cargo cage came with the vehicle....
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WOW! It looks menancing & the job is very well executed & finished.
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one of the very rare external cages done in india.

i must say its done very professionally.
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Prad,
Congrats on a quality finish. liked the roll cage very much.
confirm one order from me, in the coming months, after manasm finishes his HT. i want the same "no nonsense" crisp finish for my MM540.
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cadaver prad - amazing job there,very professional,liked design of the bumpers.congrats.
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pradeep neat work done there man. BTW what gauge sheets have been used for the bumper and the side skirts ?
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Pradeep,

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Good job done for the roll cage.

On a different note, there are quite a few rust spots apparently on a new car. Not good for M&M!
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Cadaver Prad- neatly done job. What sheet metal thickness have you used for the front bumper, also how have you mounted the roll cage flange on to the bumper-- post some clear pics of those if possible.

May be sometime later, you must also consider installing a winch, you never know if the Maoists are skilled off road drivers (on a lighter note).

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Very neat job done, how I wish the rear cargo cage was more cohesive to the vehicle in terms of its finish but I think aesthetic appeal is not a priority at all in case of this vehicle.

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cadaver prad - amazing job there,very professional,liked design of the bumpers.congrats.
I am still waiting for the fresh photos of your camper, please update your thread with recent photos, please.

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On a different note, there are quite a few rust spots apparently on a new car. Not good for M&M!
Its not really a new car, this is a pre-facelift model. The latest ones came with Bolero like front headlight and grill, here is an image for reference.
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Hi team,

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Prad,
Congrats on a quality finish. liked the roll cage very much.
confirm one order from me, in the coming months, after manasm finishes his HT. i want the same "no nonsense" crisp finish for my MM540.
Best Regards.
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Pradeep,

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Good job done for the roll cage.

On a different note, there are quite a few rust spots apparently on a new car. Not good for M&M!
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Cadaver Prad- neatly done job. What sheet metal thickness have you used for the front bumper, also how have you mounted the roll cage flange on to the bumper-- post some clear pics of those if possible.

May be sometime later, you must also consider installing a winch, you never know if the Maoists are skilled off road drivers (on a lighter note).

Spike
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WOW! It looks menancing & the job is very well executed & finished.
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one of the very rare external cages done in india.

i must say its done very professionally.
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cadaver prad - amazing job there,very professional,liked design of the bumpers.congrats.
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pradeep neat work done there man. BTW what gauge sheets have been used for the bumper and the side skirts ?
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Very neat job done, how I wish the rear cargo cage was more cohesive to the vehicle in terms of its finish but I think aesthetic appeal is not a priority at all in case of this vehicle.

Its not really a new car, this is a pre-facelift model. The latest ones came with Bolero like front headlight and grill, here is an image for reference.
Thanks a lot for your kind replies. Its really nice to know you guys liked it.
Rest assured, there are more of those where this came from.

The mounts for the rock sliders are made of over 3.5mm wall thickness square tubing directly welded to the chassis to which the Rock sliders/ Foot bars are bolted on to. The front Bumper and the D- shackles are mounted on an 8mm "C" section which is bolted directly on to the chassis. The bumpers and the Nerf guards are made of 3mm steel.
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Whats the kind of hit on our pocket we are looking at, if this is it to be done for a Tata Xenon?
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Whats the weight of the contraption? Plus why would you need a full roll on cage on a camper on a regular duty? Are the tubes strong enough to probably use them as an external prop for expedition modifications?
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I imagine the price of an external roll-cage of the kind fitted onto the Bolero would be pricey. With the rollcage extending to the front, you may be affecting the crumple zones. Mahindra doesn't list air bags as part of the safety features on the Bolero so that's one less thing to worry about when installing a bullbar or a rollcage extending to the front.

The height of the cargo cage exceeds the height of the rollcage and the vehicle so it would take the hit if the vehicle rolls over.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 11:31   #15
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Please excuse my comment and see it as constructive criticism. I assume that since some part of the equipment (sought to be protected) may well have to be stored in the open boot which is covered by a metallic mesh like structure (often used to make cages in animal husbandry). Unless there is structural support on the inside of this mesh, I suspect it will have no strength to offset any force (much less the forces executed at the time of accidents). Thus, the roll cage will only help protecting the occupants inside the car. I say this because you have elucidated in your first post that, "........... while protecting the occupants and the equipment in case of a roll over.......".
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