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Unread 07-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #601
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This is looking nice man! I really like the fast back style!
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On that note I have a question for you guys. Originally i was going to add a small rear hoop with bracing, but im kind of liking how it looks right now. Should I add the hoop or not?

Here is what i was originally aiming for. This is from project Acrophobia from Pirate.






the rear of the cage would look more like this



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Unread 07-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #602
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I personally say no, but it would provide a small amount of lateral bracing, however lateral support can be done in other better ways.

So no for me.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 06:55 PM   #603
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Thats what I was thinking. I think it just looks pretty cool the way it is.


Lets hear some more opinions....
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #604
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Yea but with everything I've done in the last couple weeks I cant afford to go wheeling on the 26th. I saw about that wounded veteran ride in Sept though. I'd like to hit that up. I always try to support wounded veterans.
But it's Papa Dean's birthday....lol. Understood, but you still gonna go on Labor Day too?
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #605
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I cant go labor day cause I should be in the field. My course will graduate on sept 20 i think. So that run at the end of sept should work out.

trust me I wish I could go more often
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:56 PM   #606
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I like the internally mounted spares but that's not an option for me. The spare out back has yet to drag which is very surprising. I think both are cool.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #607
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I like the internally mounted spares but that's not an option for me. The spare out back has yet to drag which is very surprising. I think both are cool.
Im talking mainly just the cage. Ignore the spare tire in all the pics.

I don't plan on mounting the spare inside.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #608
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Digging the cage! Can't wait to see the HO72 under there. Are you going to need a wider front axle?
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Im talking mainly just the cage. Ignore the spare tire in all the pics.

I don't plan on mounting the spare inside.
... You should.


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Unread 07-09-2013, 03:39 AM   #610
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... You should.


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This is what I would do. I think it gives you more even weight ditribution than having it hanging off the back. Cage looks to be level, maybe its just the jeep! Hahaha
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Unread 07-09-2013, 06:27 AM   #611
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Digging the cage! Can't wait to see the HO72 under there. Are you going to need a wider front axle?
Yea when I do the HO72 I'll be running a D60 front hopefully. Thats gonna be further down the road. I just picked it up because they're hard to find and I snagged it for a great price.

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This is what I would do. I think it gives you more even weight ditribution than having it hanging off the back. Cage looks to be level, maybe its just the jeep! Hahaha
I cant do this. As long as I'm a recreational wheeler I carry I big box with tools and spare parts. I wouldnt be able to get into the box with a big fat tire in the way.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #612
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Yes you can. You have a YJ make it work. Without a rear seat theres enough room back there. Might be tight but doable.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 04:30 PM   #613
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So I have spent the last few days reading this entire build thread. Great reading and very educational. I am an old wheeler, new to the Jeep world (having just bought my soon to be 16 year old daughter a 1993 YJ) but not new to modding, having a '90 mustang 5.0 notch and a very mildly modded 7.3 Superduty. I am looking forward to what comes next. Keep up the good work and thank you for your service.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #614
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Spent a little more time in the garage today.


First thing I did was get the passenger seat frame all cut and tac'd in place





Then I figured before I start mocking up the passenger seat I'll finish up with the driver seat.

So after lots of measuring and getting in and out of the seat to find the perfect height and position, I trimmed up the mounting tabs I have and tac'd them in place. After tac'ing them I marked the spot for the bolt on my seat frame and pulled it back out to drill them out.


tabs tac'd in and the seat bolted in, driver side of the seat looks the same





Then I slung a set of harnesses on the seat to look into getting the mounts tac'd in.




for the hip harness I have 2 mounting tabs to choose from.

The first set are double sheer purpose built harness tabs. The only thing i dont like about them is how big and bulky there are. I will obviously notch and trim them up so they fit tight around the tube for a good strong weld.





The other option is these little seat tabs I have. They are 3/16" thick so they are tough enough for the task. The pro's would just be how small and low profile they are. They bad part is I'm not sure how much i can trim them down to fit snug on the tube just because how small they already are. Also with them being so small that means less weld area.





I'll probably end up using the bigger ones.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #615
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I know this has nothing to do with what you are working on right now, but I have followed this thread since I bought my jeep and copied a ton of ideas so I thought I would ask your opinion. I am redoing my tranny crossmember again and I basically have the same thing as you. A bushing at each end. Since those bushings allow play, have you ever thought of getting rid of the tranny mount in the middle. That way you could tuck the crossmember up higher? The only thing holding me back is the risk of cracking the tranny.
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