I just wanted to ask some questions about ya'lls cages. I have one already but it was in the jeep when I bought it. It is welded together in 8 places on the front hoop alone. For obvious reasons I am going to replace it. I found a local shop that has been building rigs for decades, several cover rigs for 4x4 mags. I can order the Smittybilt kit from them for $120 plus install. I was wanting to add one more bar on the front, run it in front of the dash from one side of the hoop to the other. I also wanted to run the spreader bars over the center of the jeep rather than on the side. I talked to someone that had a custom 3-section rack that they had made, I think it was H8MON. I was wanting some ideas about the cage. I asked the guy at the local shop about a frame tie in and he said that he would not do it b/c it would rip the body apart. He said that he has been building them for decades and that he has had his cages rolled at 65 mph in dune races and everything worked fine without the frame tie-in. I want it anyway. What are ya'lls opinions. I was thinking about just mounting the frame with the kits that they sell, actually thinking about having a shop fab it out, cheaper that way. I would have them put poly bushings on each of the bolts. Theoretically this would be the same as the body mount, except it would be the cage mounts, any comments. I am just trying to get all the ideas laid out before I go to the guy and get screwed with "labor costs", and "shop owner B.S.". We have all been victims of both, if not let me know what city you live in so I know where the real Americans are located.
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] 1976 CJ-7,CHEVY 350, 33'S, 3" LIFT, THAT COVERS MOST OF THE MAJOR STUFF [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]