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Is this a roll cage or exhaust tubing?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Toolmaker, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Sep 8, 2007
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    John??????????
    That you? :D
    Long time no see...
     
  2. Sep 8, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Just the one on the left....... Sparky might take offense if I claim his wife as well ;)
     
  3. Sep 8, 2007
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    Yup it's me....it has been a while:( How you doing?

    I need to buy another Jeep one of these days. Of course right now I have my Vette all torn apart:smash: Maybe I should go re-introduce myself in the new members area :rofl:

    Possibly:twisted:
     
  4. Sep 8, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    you HAD a beautiful Jeep ;)
     
  5. Sep 8, 2007
    JohnyJeep

    JohnyJeep BLOWING A XING NEAR U@2AM

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    Thanks...key word being HAD:cry:
     
  6. Sep 8, 2007
    Toolmaker

    Toolmaker Member

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    Be sure to post pics when you get it done. I would like to see how it turns out.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    No problem.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I drove by the shop this evening and it looks like the spreaders are welded in place. Not sure why they didn't call today? Coincidently, I was browsing this thread just now and noticed something familiar.
    http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46238&page=2

    I don't have pics of mine yet, but this is exactly how it now looks (placement of spreaders and all).

    After hearing his story (concussion, palsy, etc.), it makes me want to wrap the top bars with foam padding or something else that may soften a blow.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 11, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    ahem :mad:

    On another note, Mike, where did you take it? I need to get my cage done too. :)
     
  10. Sep 11, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Alternative Welding? (right by my house)......I am not sure on quality or service yet. stay tuned
     
  11. Sep 12, 2007
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member

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    My spreader bar placement was not optimum :rofl: so I bought foam padding for the spreaders :D
    Got it from Summit or Jegs, not too expensive. Its high density foam, ~3 ft long, split with a hole to fit over the tubing... and the hole is off-center in the foam so you get alot of padding on the inside but its thin on the opposite side so it doesn't interfere with your top, etc. IIRC, available in different colors :D Look up roll bar padding in one of those catalogs/on-line stores... :coffee:

    You can see it in this pic

    [​IMG]

    Here it is in blue, shows the offset well
    [​IMG]

    Here's a link to the page... $3.99 per section :)

    http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...&Dx=mode+matchall&searchTerm=roll+bar+padding
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2007
  12. Sep 12, 2007
    grannyscj

    grannyscj Headed to the Yukon

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    I wish those would fit. I have the same roll bar as MOP. It's 3" steel tube. The only thing I've found to fit is cold water pipe lagging. I've only found it in black w/ specs lettered running the length of it. Not very pretty. May try a can of vinyl/upholstery paint.:v6:
     
  13. Sep 12, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Keep me posted.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I was thinking I needed to head to a plumbing supply to find something....thanks for the heads-up.

    I am not too fond of the 3" tubing. I've read that it is weaker; seems to make sense. I am not too concerned about the strength, but it is unnecessarily bulky.

    I got the bar/cage for free, basically, and I know it provides more protection than my old sport bar.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2007
    Txjake

    Txjake I wrenched with Sparky

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    I have a guy who is going to connect a front hoop and spreaders to sport bar you gave me, and tie it all to the frame...will let y'all know how it went.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2007
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Good deal....

    go somewhere else. I picked up the Jeep today. I am not upset/disappointed, but I am not impressed.
     
  17. Sep 12, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Dang.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2007
    MOP

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    Same here. I was hoping it would be a place I would feel comfortable using here and there as well.
     

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