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Old 06-30-2022, 08:40 PM   #1
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catalytic converter guard

Well with all the news about cat theft and having a bit of spare time some rebar offcuts and the wish to cover myself in molten weld sparks I created this underbody art.
It might not be pretty but it might divert some low life to another vehicle. It is fully removable if you know how and although a combination of rebar and an old winch cable is passable.
Comments are welcome but bear in mind I have at least $2 into this project.
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:43 PM   #2
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I'm going with...that is the best cage I've seen on the internet yet!
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Old 06-30-2022, 11:25 PM   #3
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I'm going with...that is the best cage I've seen on the internet yet!
I have to agree. And the best attitude for a project!
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Looks like it should be a visible deterrent in addition to actual. Nice.
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Old 07-01-2022, 06:49 AM   #5
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Excellent. Makes me wish I could weld.
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Old 07-01-2022, 07:11 AM   #6
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That’s bound to inspire others!
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Old 07-01-2022, 12:07 PM   #7
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Excellent. Makes me wish I could weld.

Me too........I have a welder......kinda like buying a gym membership.


Nice job! looks very robust. Are the back ends bolted down too?
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The passenger side has 3 mounting points and the driver side 2. I drilled through the gearbox cross member and that gave me a lip to rest on and stops the guard from being dislodged without the correct unbolt sequence.
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You should use a couple of different size bolts that are recessed(so they can not be ground off easily). The different size heads mean a change of sockets to remove the cage. The more time it takes, means the thief will quit to look for easier pickings.
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The unit is held on with concealed bolts of 2 different sizes,on the cross member I used a non-standard cap screw. I am looking for why bother at all, rather than let me check what type of bolts are used. It was done as a deterrent not a challenge but very good points.
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