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Unread 03-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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LJ hard half top and roll cage setups!

Hey all, just got my LJ and have wanted to do a gr8tops half hard top, but I want to see the options for roll bars and roll cage. Lets see your setups! Also, where do you get these roll cages?

This is what I would like to model mine after:



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Unread 03-09-2014, 08:21 PM   #2
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That is a nice looking jeep. Any cage like that would probably will have to be custom.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #3
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The cage outside is completely custom and the cage inside is part factory and part Rock Hard.





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Unread 03-10-2014, 03:01 PM   #4
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It looks like you used all bolt on connections.Can I ask why you did this instead of welding all the tube in?Great looking cage just wondering why you did it that way
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Mainly because I wasn't confident enough in my welding skills at the time. Probably would go the weld in route if I was to do it now. The rear section would still have the tube clamps just behind the top either way so that it can be removed should I need or want to take the top off.
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SUBMIT FORMAL COMPLAINT HERE!

2005 Rubicon LJ Unlimited - 4 1/2" BDS Suspension - 285/75/16 Toyo M/T's - 12,000# Winch - Ground Pounder Fab Rear Bumper - FabRieckAtions Custom Front Bumper - Overkill Engineering Tube Fenders - GR8 Half Top - Rock Hard Cage - Banks Monster Exhaust - 5.13 Gears - High Performance Flux Capacitor

1976 CJ-7 - 33" Super Swampers - BDS 4" Suspension - 6 Point Roll Cage
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Unread 03-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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That is sweet. Can you remove that spare mount?
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What is the start-finish cost....already have the LJ.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 01:55 PM   #8
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There is a guy on here with an LJ he calls it 'franken-LJ' or something. It's greyish/black stretched on white wagon wheels (?) and just all around badass. He just posted a pic of it recently in which he is working on finishing the cage for his half top conversion and it looks awesome. I'm sure he'd be able to give a good estimate pricing wise for a do-it-yourselfer
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Unread 03-17-2014, 03:23 PM   #9
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That is sweet. Can you remove that spare mount?
Thank you!
Yes, four bolts hold it to the rear portion of the cage. Needed to be removable should I want to get the half-top off.

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What is the start-finish cost....already have the LJ.
The top and lower bulkhead sell for around $1500 from there it is really up to you.
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Does your gas tank overflow at the pump?
SUBMIT FORMAL COMPLAINT HERE!

2005 Rubicon LJ Unlimited - 4 1/2" BDS Suspension - 285/75/16 Toyo M/T's - 12,000# Winch - Ground Pounder Fab Rear Bumper - FabRieckAtions Custom Front Bumper - Overkill Engineering Tube Fenders - GR8 Half Top - Rock Hard Cage - Banks Monster Exhaust - 5.13 Gears - High Performance Flux Capacitor

1976 CJ-7 - 33" Super Swampers - BDS 4" Suspension - 6 Point Roll Cage
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