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2002 prowler orange. Funny the firestone sign is a close match, totally unintentional.
 

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nice jeep! any pics of how you mounted it to the frame? I see it mounts in the rear but was curious about elsewhere.
Just sandwiched the body with two different size plates and then a piece of tube tied directly to the frame. Had to cut some of the body on the bottom to get the plates in there.
 

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Just sandwiched the body with two different size plates and then a piece of tube tied directly to the frame. Had to cut some of the body on the bottom to get the plates in there.
Looks great. thats kinda what Im doing with mine, glad to see it turned out good
 

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Just sandwiched the body with two different size plates and then a piece of tube tied directly to the frame. Had to cut some of the body on the bottom to get the plates in there.
what do you think about sandwiching the body like that near the rocker guard? Right now my cage bolts through the dash and I have it bolted/ sandwiched onto the rockers. Can I still go from the rocker to the frame? I would probably add a bushing to allow flex from the frame/body. I think this would be pretty easy to do.
 

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Did you put a fuel cell in that tool box in the back? What box is that? Where did you get it if you don't mind me asking.
No fuel cell that is the stock tank right in front of the box. Plans are to have a cell eventually. Got the box at Wal-Mart it is perfect for the back of a Jeep.
 

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what do you think about sandwiching the body like that near the rocker guard? Right now my cage bolts through the dash and I have it bolted/ sandwiched onto the rockers. Can I still go from the rocker to the frame? I would probably add a bushing to allow flex from the frame/body. I think this would be pretty easy to do.
I know somebody who has there's bolted to the rockers and he has rolled his several time including a back flip and so far it's holding up. I wouldn't tie it to the frame and leave that hollow space, but that's my opinion.
 

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Since we seem to be adding YJ's to this thread... Here as a few of mine done by KMA Fabrication using the stock family cage and adding on to it. The half doors still fit, windsheild is still removable, and the harness bar is removable for back seat access...

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^^^^^^Thats a different way for mounting the harness bar, I like it.
 

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Since we seem to be adding YJ's to this thread... Here as a few of mine done by KMA Fabrication using the stock family cage and adding on to it. The half doors still fit, windsheild is still removable, and the harness bar is removable for back seat access...


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How tall are you? It looks like the harness bar doesn't allow room to push the seats back.
 

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How tall are you? It looks like the harness bar doesn't allow room to push the seats back.
The seat is all the way back in the picture. My Mastercrafts dont recline, so we only had to clear the sliders. We made it removable for the more mild trips that we keep the back seat in for passengers.


edit... I'm 5'11" and I dont drive with the seat that far back.
 

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Well I have read this thread with interest before I started my cage.
Lots of different ideas. We had quite a challenge on our hands as I set
out the plans for my cage the builder. There were alot of "must have" items
I listed. The main reason for this was that the Jeep is a daily driver and a social wheeler as well as a competition truck. TJ's have the amazing ability to transform themselves completely. ALmost like a transvestite. (did I just liken my tj to a transvestite) idiot.
Anyway I am sure you all know what I mean.
IE: FAmily getaway = HArd top,hard doors, roofrack, smaller tyres, etc..
Social wheeler = Bikini top 1/2 doors/no doors, windshield down, harness's, bigger tyres etc.
Comp mode = Bikini top, 1/2 hard doors, hard roof panel, harness's, rear seats out, wilderness rack, you get the picture.
So the cage has to comply with the government road traffic authority as well as the event scrutineers/ engineers.
So if you havnt already guessed this raised a few issues.
The main one was the cross brace has to be a perfect "X" and the taxi (harness) bar has to be a certain height according to seat position. To run the rear seats with a big crossbrace infront of the rear passengers was never going to be allowed by the law so it had to be removable. Had to make sure there were no sharp object remaining in the Jeep on the main hoop where passengers could hurt themselves too. So we inserted crush sleeves allover the cage corners and ends to be able to tie in a ccrossbrace. Didnt that take some time with over 28 required for the job. That doesnt include the seatbelt and window frame ones. Because I still want to be able to run the rear seats I need to be able to remount the rear seatbelts. So the rear stays have to at some point end up exactly where the factory position is for the seatbelts in order to keep the engineer happy. But the race scrutineers want the rear stays to be dead straight from the main hoop to the rear of the body. No bends. So that meant two sets of rear stays. I also wanted a taxi bar on the front hoop accross the dash. But it cant obstruct the vision. SO it has to sit very low almost behind the dash. Well the dash has been modified to accomidate this request. It was also modified to accomidate a rule that the front main legs can only have one bend in them and there is a maximum distance that the cage is allowed to sit away from the body. They want it real tight in the car. So we cut away the dash corners and past the cage through the dash down to the floor. I also want intrusion bars across the doors but they are not allowed to be above the lowest point of the seat cushion. We can accomidate that i think. Yet to be done. As are the the mounts for factory doo window frames and soft top. A few more full days on it and it should be done. Great thing about the TJ is you can make the cage in the car then pull the whole lot out to paint it or powder coat it and then bolt it all back in.
Sooner rather than later hopefully I will post up pics of when its done.






This is how it sits at the moment.
Just have the soft top stretched and fitted in place with straps to get the factory tight soft top fit.
Cheers.
PS your not seeing things. My jeep is a lemon. They put the steering wheel on the wrong side. DIngbats.
 
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