Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bremerton, WA.
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Re: Front Cage for CJ7
I started putting in my front hoop from Smitty last night (Hard top, non padded dash kit WP84). My first impression was cool it goes up under the dash for more leg room, then follows the flat of the dash, then contours to meet the window. Wrong, after cutting it to the height needed, it comes up straight, angles out then up about 4" away from dash (as if to clear a padded dash), then follows the window frame up about 5" away. I thought I received the wrong one so I looked on their site, and the padded dash and non padded dash vehicles use the same kit. On my CJ5 it followed the windshield very close, then came straight down after it met the dash. Having this one stick into the interior this far bothered me, so I cut out two sections of my dash, allowing the hoop to move forward gaining about 4" of door space in doing this, and have rebraced the dash to eliminate any movement.
Rear bars are usually 2" o.d., and front are either 2" o.d. (soft tops) or 1.75" o.d. (hardtops).
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