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Cage Install

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by xarmtdawg, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010
    xarmtdawg

    xarmtdawg Member

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    So after putting this off forever and a few close calls I finally got around to putting in a full cage. Plus my son is riding in the jeep more often and I want to start taking him on the trails with me. Have about 20 hours into this, I also used POR 15 to paint it. I think it came out pretty good..

    A,B, and C pillars mocked up. C pillar is angled forward 10 degrees to follow tthe lines of the soft top.
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    Pretty tight in the back. I put horizontal bars 6 inches up between the B and C pillars, and a bar behind the seat.
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    Here is everything all tacked together. I pretty much copied the Genright cages minus the bar behind the front seats.
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    All welded up and prepped for POR 15.
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    Painted and padding installed.
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    Installed. The fit with the top is tight but it works.
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    The tubing used is 1020 Hrew, 2 in for the pillars, 1.75 for the horizontals, and the rest is 1.5.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010
    hudsonhawk

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    Very nice. Great work in keeping the top functional.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That looks great!
     
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    dnb5853

    dnb5853 Member 2019 Sponsor

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    Awesome work!
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010
    cj6/442

    cj6/442 Sponsor

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    looks great , I like how you got rid of the angled back tube and opened up the back seat area to get a cooler/kid in there , best one I've seen click-save thankyou
    you have the dies to bend 2" those dies are pricey . my whole cage is 2" but I will have to do my backhalf out of 1 1/2 since I have the dies for that .bummer .
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010
    xarmtdawg

    xarmtdawg Member

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    I didn't bend the tubes, it was a pre fab kit. I just changed the design of it and added some more tubing to it. The boy and I just went for a quick ride in it, and although I haven't tied it to the frame yet it seemed to really stiffen up the tub. Most of the speed bump creaks and moans are gone.
     
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    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    very nice work :beer:
    Jim
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010
    wuze

    wuze lost in austria

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    looks realy good:D

    gerald
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    Nice work.
     
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    double R

    double R Member

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    got a link?
     
  11. Oct 30, 2010
    xarmtdawg

    xarmtdawg Member

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    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. Oct 31, 2010
    cj6/442

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    wonder if I can just buy the rear hoop................................just the 2" die for our bender is $360.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2010
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    There is some real good stuff there.

    Nice cage. I really like it.
     
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    double R

    double R Member

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    cj6/442

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    sold ....... going to order that .thanks Rod. can't beat that price ,,,,,, thats for a 2'' tube but how thick it does not say .....I send a question to them .
     
  17. Oct 31, 2010
    xarmtdawg

    xarmtdawg Member

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    My was all .120 thick. You could probably get them to sell you a length of 1.5 od .120 wall tube for triangles above as well. A 10 degree cut on the bottom of the tubes was a perfect angle to follow the soft top.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2010
    cj6/442

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    can you get me a height of the hoop - cut end to outside of tube + whatever you cut off?
     
  19. Oct 31, 2010
    xarmtdawg

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    Can't remember how much I cut off, but it was at least 6 inches. Long end of cut to top of hoop looks to be about 32 in. Hope that helps. All of the tubing they sent was on the long side.
     
  20. Nov 1, 2010
    cj6/442

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    I need a pic of this only parrallel . how many inches from your lower spreader bar to outside of tub. my plan? is to mount the spare on the cage with 2 spreader bars in the back like the 1 you have with a dimple die-d plate welded to both . [​IMG]
     

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