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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: cj7_304 More on rollcages..
I have been following these rollbar posts for some time now, and a question I have asked in the past, I am still confused by. Please, call me stupid, do whatever, but please help me understand the mechanics, and the related dynamics, of installing a roll cage to the frame, through the body. CJDave, I saw your comment on needing different size feet on the upper and lower sandwiches to prevent the "cookie cutter phenomenem".
My observations are; The body is bolted to the floor via mounts that allow limited independant movement of body and frame. Any bar solidly attached with a sandwiching of the frame will not allow this independant movement.
Now the questions? Should the original body mounts be replaced with solid mounts, or should some type of rubber mount be fabricated for the sandwich, some type of sheet rubber on both sides of the tub, kind of like butter on a sandwich? Or, does the rollbar stiffen the frame sufficient that flexing of the frame becomes a non issue?
My concern is if I don't do something here, I will end up greatly accelerating the destruction of the sandwich/body mount areas.
Just call me really concerned! Safety is important, as is the overall jeep structural integrity.
Enjoying Montana's Big Sky (NOT, Fire Fire Everywhere)