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post #2641 of 3546 Old 01-17-2014, 08:17 AM
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Lou, I think I remember you getting some UCF windshield guards... Did you ever mount them up? Curious on the fitmet. I want to get some to protect the replacement windshield frame I'm picking up this weekend to prevent what happened to my current one.


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post #2642 of 3546 Old 01-17-2014, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Yes they are mounted, fitment was good however hardware included sucked so I purchased some button head bolts to use instead.

I also grinded off the weld that shows on the surface

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Here's something to think about, denting the windshield frame is not desirable. But with armor plating on the sides the change that you kitty corner it is much greater and that's pretty much the end of your wind shield and the frame

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post #2644 of 3546 Old 01-19-2014, 06:58 AM
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If you don't want to hit the windshield frame, fold it down or remove it.

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Here's something to think about, denting the windshield frame is not desirable. But with armor plating on the sides the change that you kitty corner it is much greater and that's pretty much the end of your wind shield and the frame
Or you put it on to cover the damage that is already there.
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post #2646 of 3546 Old 01-19-2014, 08:07 AM
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If you don't want to hit the windshield frame, fold it down or remove it.
Thats ultimately what I plan on doing for some of the more hardcore trails. Drill out the hinge and put in something like a hitch pin.

Current frame is just too beat up and would need too much time to get it right to even fit the armor...

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Thats ultimately what I plan on doing for some of the more hardcore trails. Drill out the hinge and put in something like a hitch pin.

Current frame is just too beat up and would need too much time to get it right to even fit the armor...
If that's the case, look into a 97-02 frame due to much less trim that won't have to be removed from the frame every time you fold/remove it. Imped did the swap I believe. I want to cut off the pins and put a quick release piece for the frame. One day....

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Angry I think you can trim the Savvy UA pieces to fit around your body mounts. Just a though. I too like the idea of being able to drop the skid and have a separate crossmember holding up the drivetrain.

I do agree with you about the MML tho. In order to use the engine skid you have to use the Savvy MML. Kinda sucks and I wonder if there is a way to get around that?

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post #2649 of 3546 Old 01-19-2014, 01:51 PM
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If that's the case, look into a 97-02 frame due to much less trim that won't have to be removed from the frame every time you fold/remove it. Imped did the swap I believe. I want to cut off the pins and put a quick release piece for the frame. One day....
Just picked up a mint 97-02 frame. Will swap out once I do the cage...

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Angry I think you can trim the Savvy UA pieces to fit around your body mounts. Just a though. I too like the idea of being able to drop the skid and have a separate crossmember holding up the drivetrain.

I do agree with you about the MML tho. In order to use the engine skid you have to use the Savvy MML. Kinda sucks and I wonder if there is a way to get around that?
Thats what I plan to do once I do the raised body mounts. Shouldn't be to hard, just a little trimming. Could even weld on the outer pieces too Really they don't have to come off unless you want to take the whole enchilada off.. As for MML, just come up with your own brace mount, shouldn't be too hard with some steel and a welder.

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Thats ultimately what I plan on doing for some of the more hardcore trails. Drill out the hinge and put in something like a hitch pin.

Current frame is just too beat up and would need too much time to get it right to even fit the armor...

You don't drill the pins, just cut between the slots of the hinge then drive the outer part of the pins outwards. 7/16" bolt fits it perfect

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You don't drill the pins, just cut between the slots of the hinge then drive the outer part of the pins outwards. 7/16" bolt fits it perfect
Thanks bud, haven't seen any info so that helps.

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You don't drill the pins, just cut between the slots of the hinge then drive the outer part of the pins outwards. 7/16" bolt fits it perfect
That is the process I have seen. Just cut one of the bolt's flanges off and drive it out. Then get a long shafted 7/16, cut the threads off, drill through the center for a pin and done.

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actually the hinge has 2 pins in it that are serrated right behind the head. So what you want to do is cut both pins in the slots of the hinge.
then you can drive the remainder of the pins outwards. You don't have to bother with locking the replacement pin the windshield rubber puts pressure on the frame when bolted in place which retains the pivot pins nicely.

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