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post #1 of 13 Old 05-03-2007, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Why Windshield spreaders?

My jeep didn't have spreaders on it so I went to ebay and picked some up for 20$. Now my dash makes all kinds of squeaking noises. What is the point of them? They tie into your windshield frame that won't hold up in a roll over. I only put them on to make it easier for people to get in. Just wondered why I would need them?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-03-2007, 06:55 PM
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They probably saved this kid's life:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...hlight=wrecked

That windshield probably would have bent right on back and crushed the OP's son.

They added them to the CJ design for a reason.
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My jeep didn't have spreaders on it so I went to ebay and picked some up for 20$. Now my dash makes all kinds of squeaking noises. What is the point of them? They tie into your windshield frame that won't hold up in a roll over. I only put them on to make it easier for people to get in. Just wondered why I would need them?

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The windshield does hold up. "The sum of the parts is greater than the strength of the individuals."

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post #4 of 13 Old 05-03-2007, 07:24 PM
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These pictures say it all. Without those little bars up there that windshield would have folded in half so fast the jeep would be pivoting on your head while it rolled

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Actually looks better than I thought... I think it might be salvagable...

I'm sure there are hidden things but I think I can get it drivable again.





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Point well taken. I'll leave them on. That is until I make a full roll cage. Thanks 4 the pics!!

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That jeep belongs to a good friend of mine, woulda sucked if he didnt have the spreaders...

They are rebuilding that jeep into a trail jeep, its comin along sweet.

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Thats good to hear about them rebuilding it into a trail rig. I was hoping they would!
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Yeah, from the pictures i saw it looks sweeter than before.

We are going to have to start a poll about weather or not they should paint it zebra striped...

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the bar that goes from the roll cage to the windshield I believe is what they are refering to.
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Yeah, from the pictures i saw it looks sweeter than before.

We are going to have to start a poll about weather or not they should paint it zebra striped...
The DC decal has to go though!
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The DC decal has to go though!
And the Maltese cross on the side.
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Pretty sure its gone.

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