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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Dash frame

I was wondering if the frame behind the dash offers any extra support.

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Unread 02-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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I can't really find anything on it online. But the reason I ask is when I get a dd and turn the 4.0 into a wheeler I was going to take the dash out and take all the un needed stuff out and put my intake in the cab. I guess I could keep the frame and put a oh ***** bar off of it for passenger.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Anybody have anything on this? It's gonna be a few months till I start the tear down on the 96 but is the dash frame needed or can it come out with out adding extra bracing?
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Unread 02-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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My interior is gutted. No dash. No hvac. Steering column only the rest is firewall.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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My interior is gutted. No dash. No hvac. Steering column only the rest is firewall.
That's exactly what I'm going to do. Going to route the intake into the cab as well to keep water from splashing up into it. You got any pics of your interior gutted?
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Unread 02-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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Yeah I can take some tomorrow.

The fresh air intake opening from the cowl for the hvac box will work perfect for your plan to run the intake in-cab.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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Yeah I can take some tomorrow.

The fresh air intake opening from the cowl for the hvac box will work perfect for your plan to run the intake in-cab.
I never even thought of that so I don't have to put anymore holes in the firewall.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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Found one on the phone. It's changed around a bit since then.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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I dig it. When I do mine I might take a piece of tube and go from A pilar to A pilar and put a oh ***** bar. And then for the rear go from the seat frame up with a oh ***** bar. Kinda like bad bird did in bruiser. Even though his has a cage
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Unread 02-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #10
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Yep. Gives you SO much more room for a proper cage. I really can't imagine trying to install one around the dash.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #11
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Yep. Gives you SO much more room for a proper cage. I really can't imagine trying to install one around the dash.
I don't know if I will ever have a cage in this rig. I just don't see it still being in high school,not having a bender or a decent welder. I do have a 110 mig but its not the best. I can't wait to get a dd. the day after I get a dd is the day I start the tare down in the wheeler
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Unread 02-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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I'm a long ways off from a cage too. but at least it's ready

(and it's my dd, lol....)
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Unread 02-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #13
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I'm a long ways off from a cage too. but at least it's ready

(and it's my dd, lol....)
I give you props for dding that.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #14
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As it is now
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Unread 02-10-2013, 03:43 PM   #15
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As it is now
What's up with your gauges? The blacked out spots. Looks like it opens up a ton of room in there.
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