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JonnytheGreat 09-05-2011 03:48 PM

Convert from CJ rollbar to Family Rollbar
 
Just found this little kit, I am not a welder nor have I ever tried. The website is very basic and would like to get your guys input on this prior to ordering. Thanks,


YJ Rear Family Add-On Cage Kit


Also if anyone knows, what is D.O.M. Tubing and is it worth 60 bucks more, I'm on the budget side of things.

NewYJOwner 09-05-2011 06:35 PM

For the money you're better off getting a family bar from someone parting out a newer yj. Besides the kit not inclubing the spreader bars from the main hoop to the windshield, cutting off the rear sport bars, and grinding them smooth, welding in the family rears, painting, you'd have more time and money in it than it would be worth.

draarong2004 09-05-2011 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 1542543)
For the money you're better off getting a family bar from someone parting out a newer yj. Besides the kit not inclubing the spreader bars from the main hoop to the windshield, cutting off the rear sport bars, and grinding them smooth, welding in the family rears, painting, you'd have more time and money in it than it would be worth.

i'd have to agree with the previous poster, idk if they're still there, but there were 2 yj's at the local junkyard that had full family roll cages, er at least one of them did, but that was a week ago and i know they don't last long, i'm suprised i got the full steel door off of one of them(better shape than my current drivers side door).

JonnytheGreat 09-05-2011 08:14 PM

draarong2004 where is this junkyard you speak of, anywhere near corpus. I have only heard of delux and they said they didn't have any, is there a secret spot I havent found yet?

JonnytheGreat 09-05-2011 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 1542543)
For the money you're better off getting a family bar from someone parting out a newer yj. Besides the kit not inclubing the spreader bars from the main hoop to the windshield, cutting off the rear sport bars, and grinding them smooth, welding in the family rears, painting, you'd have more time and money in it than it would be worth.

NewYJOwner, I have a 90 YJ, would the spreader bars I have not fit the new kit, or am I missing something, I am still new so any help would be much appreciated.

NewYJOwner 09-05-2011 09:12 PM

Oh, the title said CJ sport bars, if you have a YJ with sport bars and the spreader bars from the main hoop to the windshield then the kit will work. CJ bars don't have the spreader bars.
But I still think it would be easier to swap in a family bar if you can find one at a decent price.

Have you checked craigslist in your area for jeep parts or part outs?

draarong2004 09-06-2011 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by JonnytheGreat (Post 1542872)
draarong2004 where is this junkyard you speak of, anywhere near corpus. I have only heard of delux and they said they didn't have any, is there a secret spot I havent found yet?

sadly no, i didn't notice where you lived till after i checked your profile....this junkyard is about an hour or so south of chicago in indiana....

444 09-06-2011 01:04 AM

I have been looking for a family style cage around here for a few months and haven't found one. I plan on having some tube bent and welding it in myself.

JonnytheGreat 09-06-2011 08:05 AM

Sorry thought I would make it easier if I said CJ roll bar, not sure what the non-family ones are called, I have checked craigslist since I have owned it, and there is nothing. Thats why I was looking online, plus the price of the online kit was roughly what I would pay for one down here.


Quote:

Originally Posted by NewYJOwner (Post 1543117)
Oh, the title said CJ sport bars, if you have a YJ with sport bars and the spreader bars from the main hoop to the windshield then the kit will work. CJ bars don't have the spreader bars.
But I still think it would be easier to swap in a family bar if you can find one at a decent price.

Have you checked craigslist in your area for jeep parts or part outs?


BDK 09-06-2011 09:13 AM

You can try this

U-Pull-It Yards

JonnytheGreat 09-06-2011 03:38 PM

Thanks BDK, I have went there as they have just put one in corpus, no yj's yet. Might just sit back and wait to see if one shows up.

Inked 09-06-2011 05:20 PM

I would suggest looking for a 92-95 rollbar on Craigslist or the junkyard as well. It took me awhile to find one, but I got mine for $50, great condition and bolted right in :)


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