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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 02:26 PM
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Roll cage in and painted

Got the cage in finally Fri., and painted it over the weekend, will tie it in next weekend. Used a Smittybilt front hoop and spreaders, and cut the supports off the stock CJ-7 bar and added early 90s Wrangler style hoops that we had bent. Here's a couple pics, I think it turned out pretty good, and it was relatively inexpensive.



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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2000, 02:48 PM
 
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Re: Roll cage in and painted

Nice cage Brad,
You really need one for your area.
That thing really looks sharp, but it looks a lot like mine so maybe thats why Im biased.
Good job

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Thanks Jeff. We're still kicking around some triangulation support for the rear hoops. I'm gonna play with ideas first, though, don't want a headbanger problem!

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Re: Roll cage in and painted

I know what you mean, I have a bit of a headbanging problem in the center console of my rig. I never hit it but some times passengers will hit their head on something when reaching into the rear tub area.
No matter what though. Youll have so much more peace of mind having a full cage wrapped around you. Plus I love the fact that you can drop the front windshield, "man thats wheeelin with the wind in your face".

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Brad, looks really good!! That is my next project. If you don't mind, I have been pricing the Smittybuilt unit. I see them in 4wd Hardware and Rosser's. Where did you get yours? Thanks, Chad

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There's a place in Farmington called Truck Treats that a fellow RockGarden club member works at, they carry the Smittybilt units in stock. I worked with Steve Saiz there on the way we wanted it to look, tried a couple different ideas, got the right idea, and they put it together for me (welding is an emergency ONLY thing for me!). Paid $124 for the off the shelf Smittybilt parts, that being the front hoop and spreaders.

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OK. I'm sold. That's pretty much how I want to do mine. By the way, did you tie it into the frame or not?

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It's going to get tied in to the frame pretty quick, I was hoping to do it this weekend, but no time. BUT, the tie in will be isolated with poly bushings, I've heard too many horror stories about cracking body tubs.

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