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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Roll cage bars

has anyone ever added these to their sport bar? it's tj style rear bars. i would like to get a set to and have them cut and welded to my existing sport bar.

i'd like to someday switch over to a frameless soft top and i'll need these rear bars to do that.

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Unread 07-12-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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Just buy a Family style cage they are always going for around $150
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Unread 07-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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Just buy a Family style cage they are always going for around $150
Where? Been looking for quite some time, people are either asking $400+ or no where to be found. Only one I've seen was out of a totalled jeep, they were still asking $150 for a bent set of bars
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Unread 07-13-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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Tubes seem like a better idea. Keep the sport bar and add-on rather than replacing entire center section and losing sport bars.

Don't mean to thread hijack, but
you guys think Hobart 140 is sufficient enough to weld those pieces on? It's a 110v. Maybe using a torch in combination to pre-heat metal first, any thoughts?
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Unread 07-13-2013, 06:09 AM   #5
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I've never seen a family roll bar for $150 in the Houston area. There's a jeeps parts seller in Houston that has them from time to time but he asks a lot for them because he knows we want them.

I found a guy once who was willing to trade my for his but he didnt believe it just bolted on and was an easy swap so he backed out.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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Giggityjeeper had some amalgamation of new and old roll cage strapped to his jeep. Too bad he's not on here very often anymore.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:33 AM   #7
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I used a 110v welder to install my roll cage. A hobart 135.
I have not "needed" the cage yet, haven't rolled, but it is stout and I trust it. Also used a lot of corner trusses and braces.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #8
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So you trust your trussed cage?
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #9
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I'm not a welder but I assume when I get the tube set, they can be cut to length, then welded to my sport cage? Would you suggest painting before or after? I figure before, then go back and touch up where needed
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I painted after.

The welder NEEDS really clean metal to produce a good weld and it makes a lot of heat, the heat will blister any paint within 6 inches of the weld. Get a good welding blanket too OR take the seats out and cover the dash with wet towels. You'll burn your jeep down otherwise...



Didn't even notice the trust trusses thing. I am a goob.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 08:22 AM   #11
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I went further, but I did what you speak of as part of my cage build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/cage-build-1321418/
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Check your surrounding areas for the cage. There were two here in coprus but I got one of them. U-pull-it might have one also
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Tubes seem like a better idea. Keep the sport bar and add-on rather than replacing entire center section and losing sport bars.

Don't mean to thread hijack, but
you guys think Hobart 140 is sufficient enough to weld those pieces on? It's a 110v. Maybe using a torch in combination to pre-heat metal first, any thoughts?
Yes, its sufficient. Especially if you use flux core.

.120 is only 1/8"
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Yes, its sufficient. Especially if you use flux core.

.120 is only 1/8"
Agreed, your welder has lots of power for this particular job, the next question is whether or not you can trust your ability to weld. All the power in the world won't make a better weld if the basics aren't met. If you're unsure, practice, esp. in the out of position welds that you'll find along the bottom and lower sides.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #15
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I have seen the TJ cages cheaper then the YJ cages. Get a TJ cage.
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