Originally Posted by Mike934
If you kept your stock dash, could you of dropped the a pillar through, while keeping the ac in tact? Could this be done without removing the dash?
Or do you think for a decent go fast rig the bent around the dash setup would work out? Daily driven prerunner myself, I love chasing 1700s
ya i'm sure if you tried you could keep at least a couple ac vents. i dont think its possible to do it without removing at least part of the dash.
i think you could get away with the a pillar tubes bending around the dash, my main reason for cutting out the a pillar was so i could tie my engine cage into the internal cage
Originally Posted by IDIdiesel
COuld you make an option 4- run the tube in location where the two vertical bolts are and relocate the hood hinge? I know stock hood hinges for a 1991 body style Ford f250 mounts to the side of the inner fender. That hinge is plenty strong for an XJ hood and has a spring built into it to hold the hood up geting rid of the hood prop.
that could possibly work, do you know where i could find some pics to see about where they go on the inner fender?
while im waiting to decide on what to do about the engine cage i decided to start on the front bumper, i started by cutting two 2" pieces of 1.75" tube and then cut out a couple of pieces of 1/8" plate with a hole saw to cap the tube
then i welded those on the frame and then cut and notched a couple of 9" tubes of 1.75" tubing and welded some tube flanges on them then tacked the tubes in place