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Re: Any pictures of a Roll Cage for a CJ-8?
I don't have any pictures, but I have an '81 CJ8 too with a halftop and was wondering the same thing as you. I looked at that cage and the install looks clean but I don't like where it bolts to the sides of the dash, there's not that much to support the bar during a rollover. I could see the sides of the body squishing out during a rollover. I would recommend a bar that goes to the floor. I saw a CJ2 roll end over end at Disney this past weekend and I sure want something more secure than that attachment point. Also, where it ties into the body behind the seats should get some additional reinforcement, there's just thin sheetmetal there on my body. The clamps are cool, I wonder if you can buy those somewhere. Take note - it says SPORT CAGE not ROLL CAGE! I'd also use 2" tube, that's the minimum I've been told to use. After watching that '2 flip end over end, whatever I build will definately tie into the floor of the body and then the frame through bushings so the frame can still flex.