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Old 05-10-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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'88 YJ roll cage add-on started..

Started my roll cage yesterday and tacked it all up today. I still have to wait on my buddy to bend the two rear C pillars (hopefully tomorrow). I left the stock roll bar in. As soon as I get the two bends finished, I should be able to have it finished within a day. I'm going to tie it into the frame too.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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Is that a custom a-pillar or a kit?
I have seen 2 kits and the Gen-Right kit was the least intrusive to my parking brake access.

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I made the a-pillar using 3/8" steel plate and I think I used 1/4" flat steel for the a-pillar down tube and the gusset. I'm going to install #8 bolts to that once I re-install it after I finish it. I also used 1x2 (.120) rectangle tubing for the "legs" that go from the dash to the floorboard. I then used 1/4" flat steel (4x5") for the floor. I'll attach the floor plates to the frame too.
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1/4" flat steel for the a-pillar down tube
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:06 PM   #5
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I hate texting, dang phone!! I used 1/4" flat steel for the a-pillar down tube "shelf" and the gusset.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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WOW ! ! ! I just looked at the old pics of the "red" Jeep when you got it, that is an amazing restoration, looks great.
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Looks good.

But unless you are seeking technical help, this thread would be better suited for the build forum.

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Looks good.

But unless you are seeking technical help, this thread would be better suited for the build forum.

Or the pretty pics forum....
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Looks good.

But unless you are seeking technical help, this thread would be better suited for the build forum.

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Or the pretty pics forum....

Why?

More technical than some I've seen in here.
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Actually, tech is the right place, I learned something here, I had planned to use 2" tubing to go from the dash to the floor, I really didn't like the idea of all that tubing in the way, using rectangular box tubing is an awesome idea, strong, sturdy and not in the way (as much).
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:32 PM   #11
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Why?

More technical than some I've seen in here.
I said OR, not YOU GO MOVE THREAD NOW!

I would definitely think tech, but not build, IMO: Build section is for multiple mods, heavy and light, so if you are planning on posting ALL your mods, heavy and light, this will work, but you titled the thread "88 roll cage add on started" for a Build you were going to continue to add on and post in this thread, " Barrie's '88 YJ build" would have been perfect!

Regardless, that is a great idea, I was impressed by the A pillar, and I bet it was LOADS cheaper then the alternatives....
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I suppose you guys have a point, I just thought of the technical forum as a place for troubleshooting and repair, not for showing off stuff you made. The initial post wasn't asking a technical question, but showing off a roll cage build. I guess things just roll a little different here without a dedicated sub for fabrication.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:42 PM   #13
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Finished my cage. Sorry if i put this in the wrong forum.....
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