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.
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.
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).
There are a million ways to build a Jeep, pick one and do it - you bought a canvas, not a painting!
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....
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.