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Charlie.B.7 07-02-2012 09:45 AM

Can anyone help Identify this model?
 
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I am trying to order some roll bar pads, but it seems that my orginal YJ bars were replaced. Seems to be newer bars, but want to make sure when I order that the padding will fit. I enclosed a pic, hope someone knows what model it is. ( Could be a TJ family style roll bar?????? does that look right) Thanks

jkaufman_95 07-02-2012 09:48 AM

Those kinda do look tj ish but Take some more pictures, post up where the front seatbelts go, the rear seatbelts should be (by that bolt) and where they tie into the frame/ tub

Charlie.B.7 07-02-2012 09:51 AM

Thank you J! Ill take some more pics this afternoon. =o)

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 09:20 AM

Roll bar pics
 
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Hopefully these will help, looks like the seatbelts attach to it. It looks like they might be from different donor bars. the windshield bars are black and the back roll bars are greenish.

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 09:23 AM

More pics
 
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Sorry it said the file was to large so had to do two posts.

Kate 07-03-2012 09:25 AM

Definitely looks like a TJ cage that's been modded at the front to fit.

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 09:26 AM

Thanks Kate!
 
Do you think its the family style or sport?

Kate 07-03-2012 09:34 AM

Well now, that's a good question.

Looks like mine did when it was factory. I have no idea what the difference would be.
Where are you looking at padding? Maybe I can help you pick the fly specks out of the pepper.

I'm going to guess that the one you have is a "family" because it's square in the back.
But upon closer inspection I see that it's missing the rear seatbelt (shoulder) bolt holes.

darkproximity 07-03-2012 09:36 AM

Looks like a stock yj roll bar

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 09:43 AM

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@ kate Im looking on ebay and also 4 wheel parts ( company is here in Albuquerque).Rampage Products Roll Bar Padding Kits - Roll Bar Pad - Roll Cages & Related Parts - Body Parts, Roll Cages & Frames - by 4 Wheel Parts

@ Dark You think so? My last YJ had a different looking bar, perhaps it wasnt stock. Heres a pic of my previous Jeep. The bars had a slant.

Kate 07-03-2012 09:48 AM

See... THAT looks like what I've seen described as a "sport"
The "family" is designed to offer more protection for the back seat.

The only reason I question the one in the earlier post is that it really looks like the bar has been modded where it attaches to the windshield.

Someone who owns a YJ would likely know a lot more than I do about this.. I'd listen to them instead of me if I were you.

Kate 07-03-2012 09:50 AM

If you look near the windshield, you can see where it's been welded or something

But in the area over the shoulder it appears to be missing some of the holes that my TJ bar has for things like door surrounds.

jkaufman_95 07-03-2012 09:52 AM

I think your current jeep has the family bar, your previous had the sport bar, the family provides rear oc protection. The sport is made for front only,
Ps- it has torx bolts and idk anyone in their right mind that would use those except for Chrysler, so that points towards it being stock

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 09:57 AM

thank you guys so much! Im gonna go with the TJ family model- I can always return it but its a pain in the butt! Lol...........not to mention I have months ahead of me to actually be ready to put them on. Such is the life of a jeep project. Just want to order everything for when we are done with the paint. I appreaciate all your help and glad you jeepers figured out the mystery. =o)

darkproximity 07-03-2012 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Charlie.B.7
thank you guys so much! Im gonna go with the TJ family model- I can always return it but its a pain in the butt! Lol...........not to mention I have months ahead of me to actually be ready to put them on. Such is the life of a jeep project. Just want to order everything for when we are done with the paint. I appreaciate all your help and glad you jeepers figured out the mystery. =o)

Its a yj family bar.. Your old one was a yj sport bar

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 10:20 AM

Hummm
 
I think you may be right Dark........I googled YJ family bar (stock) and they look alot like mine. I found this build thread and the person claims it is a stock yj family bar. Heres the link

1983 Jeep CJ7 Rebuild Thread - Page 3 - JeepForum.com

Kate 07-03-2012 10:25 AM

I think he's right too...
would be a safer bet.

I wonder if there is a difference in the diameter of the tubing on a TJ vs YJ.
That might be one way to tell

darkproximity 07-03-2012 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Kate
I think he's right too...
would be a safer bet.

I wonder if there is a difference in the diameter of the tubing on a TJ vs YJ.
That might be one way to tell

Its not a difference in tubing size, just shapes and mounts

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 10:56 AM

Okay so now Im really confused ( nothing new there) I went on an online chat with morris 4x4 this is the link the sales rep gave me. Bestop Sport Bar Cover Black Denim 80009-15


He said bestop calls them sports bars..........what the heck? the product clearly states YJ 92-95. I give up for today! Dark let me know if you think these might work. Thank You! That must be what year my bars are?? Does that sound right?

darkproximity 07-03-2012 11:02 AM

What year is your Jeep

Ibuildembig 07-03-2012 11:04 AM

That will work, its a YJ cage

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 11:05 AM

1987..........Why did didnt make sense. I think they got the bars from a newer model yj. Its Ill i can think of, hubby seems to agree.

darkproximity 07-03-2012 11:05 AM

Yeah wouldn't make sense to throw a tj cage into a yj when yjs came with the same style cage and bolt in easily

darkproximity 07-03-2012 11:07 AM

It would take a bit of work to make a tj cage fit, and when you can pick up the family cage on craigslist for 50-100 bucks, why would you modify a tj cage

Ibuildembig 07-03-2012 11:08 AM

x2 would be way too much work to make one bolt in

Charlie.B.7 07-03-2012 11:09 AM

Im ordering these! LOL Ill let you know how they fit when they come in. You guys are awesome Thanks Guys / kate!

Kate 07-03-2012 11:46 AM

Good luck Charlie!

Charlie.B.7 07-10-2012 10:03 AM

Thanks Kate- I ordered the ones we talked about, looks like they came in yesterday, my husband will bring them home from his shop today. Ill let you know if they fit! =)

Kate 07-10-2012 12:11 PM

The tension mounts, the crowd grows hushed http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...06/DirtDOG.gif

Charlie.B.7 07-12-2012 07:53 AM

lol @ Kate- They fit like a glove =) now I realized I ordered the wrong duster.lol Live and learn. Thanks for the help guys.


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