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FINALLY, Cage pics are IN!!!

Hey all,

I've actually been done with the cage for a while, but haven't been able to download the pictures for a while.

The basics: This is a Smittybuilt CJ front hoop, it is the NON-padded dash/soft top version. It is mated to a late model YJ hoop. There are four Smittybuilt spreaders in addition to the original YJ sport-bars on the outsides for the grab-handles for a total of 6 supports. The grab handles are 1" .120 wall tubing. There is also 1.5" .120 wall tubing added in for the dash-bar, stringers along the bottoms of the door sills, and a rear spreader between the hoops. The corners are gusseted with Moroso gussets available from Summit Racing. It's finished with Rustoleum primer and Safety Red Industrial grade paint.

The console is made out of 16 Ga. steel welded to the top of the cage. The bottom was done by welding angle iron with tack-welded 1/4" 20 pitch nuts on the inside of the rail. The hardware for the bottom of the console consists of marine grade stainless hinges, stainless button-head hex screws, and thumb screws courtesy of McMaster Carr.

The electrical in the overhead console: all supplied via 4 ga welding cable for ground and power. Master cutoffs under hood and inside the panel itself are done with Marine grade 150 amp reset-able breakers. Distribution is done with a 10 gang marine power/ground distribution panel. There are slots for 10 switches overhead. They are currently using Radio Shack 30 Amp illuminated switches for all lighting. Also included is the winch master arm and in-cab control. Function is rounded out by a Garmin GPSMap 176 mount/power feed and Midland 79-290 CB mount/power/antenna feed.

The top pictured is a California-tops pick-up top.










'83 CJ-7 nothing original but the tub and axle tubes
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Nice job, that really looks good. I like the rounded grab handles too. That was the same idea I was thinking about using.........and now I think it's confirmed.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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I forgot to add that I hope you didn't let Andrew touch it.............I wouldn't want to see it explode..........Bwaaaaaaaahahahahaha[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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That looks really nice. Looks stout too! The console is a really nice touch! Not only is your Jeep safer, it now looks a hell of a lot cooler![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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