We are hard pressed to find exo-cages that look good, and most internal cages do nothing for body damage protection. So how about combining body and cage like Paul Chowanec did with his Toyota? Curved pieces of steel plate and painted plastic allow the tubes to rub on obstacles, but don't give the truck that trapped-in-a-birdcage look.
Few trail rigs are complete without coolers, but ratchet strap tie-downs complicate getting out frosty juice boxes. So Jake Good decided that these bungee hooks mounted to the cab floor of his Bronco and lined up with matching points on his cooler would hold his beverages secure and still allow quick and easy cooler restocking.
Clifton Slay brought his Poison Spyder Customs new Jeep Unlimited. We liked the cage his company installed that covers all the passengers yet still fits under the stock hardtop and uses the stock speaker bar.
Bringing spare parts but only have a pint-sized rig? Be like Tim Hardy and use the space under the hood. It's amazing how many tight little spots there are along the inside of your fenders for spare bottles of oil, hubs, and bags of tools. Just make sure they are secure from fans, belts, and batteries.
Oh Bummer Bars
If you ever get in a rollover or scary off-camber situation then your passengers will appreciate the value of grab handles to steady themselves with. Paul Chowanec had these bars mounted to his cage and covered them with soft rubber hand grips to give a positive place to grab and to protect heads in a roll.
Want to separate the dusty tail end of your SUV where trail dirt, spare parts, and exhaust gases congregate from the cabin where your missus, kids, or buddies ride? Nate Marsh put up these clear Lexan windows. They don't shatter, and they seal out everything from mud to snow while still allowing clear rear views.
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