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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2000, 02:39 AM
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Weld in cage kits

I'm looking for the tight fitting cage kit. I run a hard and soft top with no dash pad. I saw kentrols kit but it's to far from the windsheild for me. I saw leon rosser sold some made for a hard top and no dash pad. I'm also looking for ideas how to tie the cage into the frame with a fiberglass body. If anyone has these installed, pictures would be great.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2000, 12:16 PM
 
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Re: Weld in cage kits

What ever you do make sure it's completly tied into the frame, I had a '95 YJ and did an end over end roll at 40 mph, the cage wasn't tecinally a full cage since the front bars tied into the windshield but it saved me and my dad, if we were in a cj we may not have walked away. what ever you do tie it all the way into the frame and also while you are at it do the same to the rear.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2000, 12:32 PM
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Re: Weld in cage kits

With a fiberglass body he is going to have to tie into the frame. I have a cage based on a Smittybilt kit with some modifications. WAs reasonably priced. I don't have a pic with me, at home on that machine, I'll post it later. BTW, mine is currently NOT tied into the frame, it is just tied into the body with the force distributed enough to make it fine in a slow roll like happens in rock crawling. You will get many pros and cons of tieing it in to the frame, but with a fiberglass body you have no choice. The big downside of tieing into the frame is the floor panels cracking, you have to be sure you have some movement. A couple members of my club have had that problem due to the large amount of flex in rock crawling.

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Re: Weld in cage kits

Here's a pic. The front hoop and spreaders are Smittybilt, the rear hoops are custom bent units.

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