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post #661 of 890 Old 08-04-2013, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good man! Did you get thise nutserts figured out?
Yea I figured it out. one of the adapter pieces is stripping thats why it wasn't working. its would start to get pressure then the piece thats stripping would release and there would be no pressure anymore. If you know what Im even talking about hahaha


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post #662 of 890 Old 08-04-2013, 08:21 PM
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That is a good idea to run the extra channel. I'll look into doing that as well, but not sure how often I'll drop the windshield on mine.

All I've ever heard folks do is cuss at/about the nutserts. Why didn't you just drill and tap the roll bar itself?

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That is a good idea to run the extra channel. I'll look into doing that as well, but not sure how often I'll drop the windshield on mine.

All I've ever heard folks do is cuss at/about the nutserts. Why didn't you just drill and tap the roll bar itself?
.120 isn't really thick enough to tap.
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post #664 of 890 Old 08-05-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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That is a good idea to run the extra channel. I'll look into doing that as well, but not sure how often I'll drop the windshield on mine.

All I've ever heard folks do is cuss at/about the nutserts. Why didn't you just drill and tap the roll bar itself?
I did it because I plan on removing my winshield for wheeling. I also only drive my rig on the road a couple times a year, So my windshield will most likely stay removed most of the year.

Nutserts really aren't that hard if you know how to use them and have the correct tool to tighten them in place. I didnt want to drill and tap or use self tapper because I didnt want them stripping out or wallowing out the holes over time. I cant tell you how many times I have had to up the size of the self tappers on my stock windshield channel because they strip and wallow the hole. These will hopefully be perfect.

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post #665 of 890 Old 08-06-2013, 07:34 PM
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I grabbed another tool, so hopefully this one will work properly. Let me know when you want to trade them out. I did a bunch of them on my roll bar and it was pretty flawless.

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I grabbed another tool, so hopefully this one will work properly. Let me know when you want to trade them out. I did a bunch of them on my roll bar and it was pretty flawless.
I shouldnt need it anymore. The that couple that I coudnt get because the tool issue i just tac'd in place. They shouldnt go anywhere.

On that note do you have a compressor I can borrow? If not Ill probably rent one. Im thinking about using a HVLP gun to paint my cage.

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post #667 of 890 Old 08-08-2013, 08:38 AM
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So I wanted the option to run a bikini top while on the trail and not running a windshield. My solution was to just run a stock windshield channel, so I ordered up a Bestop windshield channel for $15 from Quadratec. I ordered it on thurs and it already showed up today. that means in was on my doorstep 2 days from the order. NICE!!!

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I had to cut about 2" out of the middle so that it fits on my cage.

Next thing I did was tape it onto the cage and start marking where the mounting hardware will go



I picked up these little nutserts from USMCbuckwild.



So I started drilling the holes to fit the nutserts



After you get the holes drilled out to the right size, you use this nifty little tool to press the nutserts in and tighten them up. It works kind of like a rivet



Nutsert installed



I finished installing all of the nutserts and bolted the windshield channel on. Then I installed the bikini top to see how it turned out.






I think it turned out real good. Im surprised I dont see people doing this more often. When running a windshield all I have to do is loosen the bikini top straps and slide the while thing forward and mount it from the standard channel installed on the windshield frame.

Wish I would have known you needed one I would have just given you one!

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I don't have a compressor at the moment....... But, my boss lives not too far frommyou and he has a pretty decent craftsman. Let me know when you want to do it

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post #669 of 890 Old 08-08-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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I don't have a compressor at the moment....... But, my boss lives not too far frommyou and he has a pretty decent craftsman. Let me know when you want to do it
I'm hoping to get a little bit of time for it this weekend

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Wish I would have known you needed one I would have just given you one!

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Its all good. I appreciate the offer though.

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Glad to see that trailer go to someone who will use it regularly. You holding out...I haven't read any post about that 8 lug axle in the back ground in a couple of those pics. What you got there???

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I've already told you this.... but your cage is sick.

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Glad to see that trailer go to someone who will use it regularly. You holding out...I haven't read any post about that 8 lug axle in the back ground in a couple of those pics. What you got there???
Thanks again about the cage. I need to get some work done on it. Been working like 14 hr days lately though so its hard to find time.

As for the 8 lug axle. Ive talked about it a couple times in this thread. Its an Eaton HO72 axle. I dont have the time or money to do anything with it right now but ill be running it under the rear whenever I do a one ton swap.

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post #674 of 890 Old 08-11-2013, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Got a little more done on the jeep this weekend. I painted the cage and threw it back in the jeep.


First I wire wheeled the entire cage then used a HVLP gun and sprayed it with Rustoleum satin black.










To finish I still need to re-install seats and harnesses, put my toolbox in, mount my rearview mirror and do frame tie-ins.

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post #675 of 890 Old 08-11-2013, 10:10 PM
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Great build ! Man , I wish I had a pipe bender ! Sub'd
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