so I was searching for tie ins for my full cage. I came across a post that leve wrote about a file from a fiberglass place about tying in the roll cage. Was this specifically for tying the cage through a fiber body, or was this a general tie in file?? Is this file available for download somewehre (I don't want someone to have to mail a 1+ mb file, it would take forever, at least for those like me with dialup anyway)
I am needing some ideas of how to tie in the rear of the cj5 cage. For the front I have a pretty good idea, but the rear seems a little more difficult.
If I remember the article, they were showing mounting a tub on the frame with the cage tie-ins in place, and they looked like the Kentrol kit available.
I have done them curved from the frame up to a plate that is thru bolted to the cage, and straight up.
So, using a single tie in for the rear "half" of the roll cage, what part of the flat stock should you attach to?? I wouldn't think attaching to middle would do much. I only want to run one frame tie in per side for the rear of the cage, so is it a matter of which end is easier to grab, or is one end better than other strenght wise??
you know I never thought it came across like that... but now that you mention it
Oh and by "tie in" to the frame, I am going to 1/4" poly line, I figure a couple granny knots and maybe a bit of tape on the tail of the line ought to hold it nice, but how do you keep the frame from chaffing the rope? I mean I want something secure and dependable to keep that cage in place.
I am from Alaska, strager things have been done.... though you are from canada so I can see why you were concerned! I think I have a few red green tapes that I could learn proper cage installation procedures from- ie with duct tape!
thanks for the laugh, I am starting to think that I tore my jeep apart *too* much in one session, I want the darn thing on the frigging road NOW, but I still have SOOOO much more work to do on it... Its good to get a good laugh out of the jeep once in a while and remember things other than how long it will be before I get to drive it again.
yikes!! I will use duct tape to hold together a broken window to get home or to temp hold down a breater tube that got ganked out (that turned permanent cause it worked so well and I didn't have a 1/8NPT tap to fix it....) or to tape a screaming jeepchicks mouth shut when wheeling, just kidding! As for holding the body on, I just let mine fall apart. It is beyond fixableness, so I am going to run it until I can do a new frame tub combo, hopefully within about 4-5 years.
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