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Old 12-22-2016, 12:25 PM   #826 (permalink)
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Keep em coming guys.........Ive gotta redo my cage here soon as its just not aesthetically pleasing and really has no rhyme or reason.
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I'm looking for someone to draw a basic LJ cage with 6 points tied in with seat brackets. With so many on these pages it makes it hard to decide which is safe and which ones just look cool. I'm looking for function not form! Any help out there? I have a shop that will bend and weld but they have never done a wrangler just Cherokee's. Help!
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Has anyone tried mounting the stock back seat facing rearwards (like an old rumble-seat), so they can triangulate the B-pillar area and do a fastback style cage? Then the rear passengers could enter through the tailgate and have the main hoop above them for protection.
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:38 PM   #829 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried mounting the stock back seat facing rearwards (like an old rumble-seat), so they can triangulate the B-pillar area and do a fastback style cage? Then the rear passengers could enter through the tailgate and have the main hoop above them for protection.


Yeah I had mine rear facing for quite a while. Everyone who road back there loved it. In the stock yj cage there is a bung that can be tapped to mount the belts to the main hoop. But as far as mounting just drill new holes and plate the underside so nothing could pull through and it's got some where solid to bolt down too.


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Bump! Getting ready to do lj length cage. Iím concerned with trying to get the tj door surrounds to fit with a bend at the A pillar even if I notch the clamp. Iíve got a 1.75 x 7.5Ē radius die.

Or do I just notch it like a lot of the tj cages? @Beat95YJ really like you cage poly built what do you think? Also

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Mine had radiused bends. I had a supertop on it and iirc I didnít use the plastic surrounds. I donít remember notching the window surrounds if I used them.

Just starting to think about this for the LJ. I wish Poly or Goatbuilt offered a cage kit.
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Mine had radiused bends. I had a supertop on it and iirc I didnít use the plastic surrounds. I donít remember notching the window surrounds if I used them.

Just starting to think about this for the LJ. I wish Poly or Goatbuilt offered a cage kit.
I was wondering if you were having a cage built at this time.Do you think the notched A pillar would be a huge step down in strength?
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I was wondering if you were having a cage built at this time.Do you think the notched A pillar would be a huge step down in strength?
Not at all. Weld it strong add a gusset/handle. It will do the job.
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Not at all. Weld it strong add a gusset/handle. It will do the job.
Awesome thanks. Be easier to get a pillar out of plane too. Cause I ainít that good.
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Can you get your hands on a 5.5"radius die set? Makes a big difference and is as tight as you want to go with 1.75"
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Can you get your hands on a 5.5"radius die set? Makes a big difference and is as tight as you want to go with 1.75"
No my buddies bender is 6Ē at itís not tight enough. Iíve ran into this several times with this die. But Iím doing what I discussed up above. Iíll gusset the shit out of it. Iíll post up pictures of the finished product.
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No my buddies bender is 6” at it’s not tight enough. I’ve ran into this several times with this die. But I’m doing what I discussed up above. I’ll gusset the shit out of it. I’ll post up pictures of the finished product.
Is this a Yj tub? Are you going to use a yj windshield?
I'm building a cage in my YJ right now, I plan on using the TJ plastic door surrounds and tj upper doors with yj lowers, but I didn't know how well it meshed together with a YJ windshield. I plan on using a wrap around wind jammer for a tj and a yj bikini top. Kind of a custom cab top so to speak.

Also, since I'm here, my cage is mostly all tacked together, and I have an X brace in the B pillar, but in a moment of weakness(brain fart) I ran the cross bar from the top node to 6 inches above the bottom of the b pillar. I did this to make it easier to weld (the cage isnt gonna be able to be removed the welding will have to be done in the tub).
In hindsight im worried about essentially nullifying the x brace by not having it meet the floor node. This isn't a race jeep and it's not going to have to pass inspection, but what do you guys think?
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Try to bring the B pillar out at far as possible or else your shoulder may be outside of the "cage" only thing I wish I did differently on mine.
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Is this a Yj tub? Are you going to use a yj windshield?
I'm building a cage in my YJ right now, I plan on using the TJ plastic door surrounds and tj upper doors with yj lowers, but I didn't know how well it meshed together with a YJ windshield. I plan on using a wrap around wind jammer for a tj and a yj bikini top. Kind of a custom cab top so to speak.
It doesnít fit perfect to the windshield frame as Iím using Cj/yj frame. But should seal better than the top that was on it. Iím going to document the top install well in my build thread as the few that were on here photobucket killed.
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Hereís my somewhat finished cage. Still needs seat belt mounts and c pillar needs to be ran to the frame. I like how the a-pillar transition turned out.

I donít have an x at the b pillar as I have kids. And I didnít want something diagonal between b and c pillars. As on the trail itís easier to get kids and gear out. Far from perfect just rolling it around itís certainly heavier than my old one and stiffer.
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Is this a Yj tub? Are you going to use a yj windshield?
I'm building a cage in my YJ right now, I plan on using the TJ plastic door surrounds and tj upper doors with yj lowers, but I didn't know how well it meshed together with a YJ windshield. I plan on using a wrap around wind jammer for a tj and a yj bikini top. Kind of a custom cab top so to speak.

Also, since I'm here, my cage is mostly all tacked together, and I have an X brace in the B pillar, but in a moment of weakness(brain fart) I ran the cross bar from the top node to 6 inches above the bottom of the b pillar. I did this to make it easier to weld (the cage isnt gonna be able to be removed the welding will have to be done in the tub).
In hindsight im worried about essentially nullifying the x brace by not having it meet the floor node. This isn't a race jeep and it's not going to have to pass inspection, but what do you guys think?
Sorry I did t see your response. Hereís a thread where I document and lj/tj tip on Cj/yj. The angle on the doer opening is the same. The tj/lj windshield is leaned back more. Hence why itís fatter at the bottom of the windshield frame. From what Iíve read the tj door ďhoopĒ for the window is about 1/2Ē taller and thatís what refelects with how my Cj doors meet with door surrounds.

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@ZSavage81,

Rig looks great and obviously works. But that B-pillar X would keep me up at night not being connected to the B-pillar itself and having all those bend in it.

The X is the only thing that gives the B-pillar any strength.

I was kind of in the same boat with my JK. Ended up doing a double B-pillar just to have the X with no bends in it.

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Rig looks great and obviously works. But that B-pillar X would keep me up at night
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Rig looks great and obviously works. But that B-pillar X would keep me up at night not being connected to the B-pillar itself and having all those bend in it.
Your kidding right? That cage is so overkill you'd never have to worry about anything. Most race cars have a lot less
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So what. Everything has room for improvement. His comments were valid.
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So what. Everything has room for improvement. His comments were valid.
My point is I think sometimes we forget that these are generally slow speed rollovers, we are not crashing at 200mph. And most cages we all build here are so overkill that it boarders on the side of rediculous, even for a 200mph crash. I'm guilty of it too, so I think you missed my point.
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My point is I think sometimes we forget that these are generally slow speed rollovers, we are not crashing at 200mph. And most cages we all build here are so overkill that it boarders on the side of rediculous, even for a 200mph crash. I'm guilty of it too, so I think you missed my point.
My point is simply that we don't always get to pick when/where we roll.
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