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post #91 of 109 Old 09-19-2012, 12:05 PM
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I know its an old post but will the standard front seat belts for a 1983 CJ7 bolt right onto the 92 YJ bar? I can get the cage but no belts.
Yes they will.

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post #92 of 109 Old 10-18-2012, 02:57 PM
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Ok, so two months after acquisition, I'm currently in process to remove the A-bar, and drop in the YJ Bar. Removing the torx bolts didn't go so well (unscrewed only 2 of the bolts, drilling out the rest), but when I did lift out the old bar, there was some minor rust underneath. Nothing serious that my angle grinder couldn't clean up but I have a question.

My interior floor was painted with some sort of bed liner (over the top of the rollbar plates) - so I've got bare metal where the new bar will attach. Knowing that this is a prime place for rust, I would like some advice on what to put down under the new bar.... Do I put a coating of the bed liner (of which I have no idea the source) under it? Maybe just some primer? Rust inhibitor? I'm a little hesitant just dropping the thing in on bare metal but I don't know what would work the best.

Thanks in advance for the assistance...

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post #93 of 109 Old 09-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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Sounds like the people on this thread may be able to help me out as well...

I have a 78 CJ7 and the PO mounted a YJ rollbar on it. He had the extension bars to attach it to the windshield frame but he never completed that. I want to finish it up, but I'm not sure how it attaches. Please consider the pictures here.

There's a mounting bracket on the windshield frame now for the soft top. How can I accommodate both this Rollbar and the soft top bracket? Is there a different kind of fixture in need? Regardless of the bracket, there doesn't appear to be ready holes in the windshield frame I should work with -- so is this an exercise where I drill into the frame?

I'm thinking there has to be something that I'm missing here. Thanks!

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Worked fine.
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post #95 of 109 Old 09-02-2013, 08:37 PM
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Used nutcerts in the windshield frame. Worked fine.
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post #96 of 109 Old 09-03-2013, 09:09 AM
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Is there a conflict between how the rollbar is attached and the bracket for the soft top? Maybe a different kind of soft top bracket that mounts on the rollbar? Thanks!
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post #97 of 109 Old 09-03-2013, 10:06 AM
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GOJOman, if you have hard doors, put them on, then figure out where to attach the spreader bars to the windshield. I attached my with the nutserts and it worked great - until I put on the doors.

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post #98 of 109 Old 09-03-2013, 10:17 AM
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GOJOman, if you have hard doors, put them on, then figure out where to attach the spreader bars to the windshield. I attached my with the nutserts and it worked great - until I put on the doors.
Great add. Thanks. Are the 'spreader bars' the extensions that come off the front of the primary roll bar and attach to the windshield? Can you give me a picture of the final solution?

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post #99 of 109 Old 09-03-2013, 10:43 AM
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Here's a quick shot of mine. Nutserts are awesome and easy. Works with my hard doors.

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Yes, and I don't have any pictures. However, when it's time to put the doors on, my spreader bars are coming off. doh:

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Here's a quick shot of mine. Nutserts are awesome and easy. Works with my hard doors.
You guys are the best. Thanks.

So TrebleHook's pictures show (I think) the soft top attaching to the rim across the top of the windshield frame. My BestTop soft top has a frame that runs over the door, that also attaches to the windshield frame. That's the bracket that is now on the windshield frame that i showed in my first pix. TrebleHook, you don't have that same frame on your soft top?

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I don't have a soft top, just a hard top and a safari/bikini....sorry, no help there.

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Is there a conflict between how the rollbar is attached and the bracket for the soft top? Maybe a different kind of soft top bracket that mounts on the rollbar? Thanks!
You don't realy need the speaders. You can just unbolt them from the main roll bar until you get it all sorted out.
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Sounds like the people on this thread may be able to help me out as well...

I have a 78 CJ7 and the PO mounted a YJ rollbar on it. He had the extension bars to attach it to the windshield frame but he never completed that. I want to finish it up, but I'm not sure how it attaches. Please consider the pictures here.

There's a mounting bracket on the windshield frame now for the soft top. How can I accommodate both this Rollbar and the soft top bracket? Is there a different kind of fixture in need? Regardless of the bracket, there doesn't appear to be ready holes in the windshield frame I should work with -- so is this an exercise where I drill into the frame?

I'm thinking there has to be something that I'm missing here. Thanks!

Marty ... and Go Browns! :-)
Wondering this myself...
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post #105 of 109 Old 12-03-2013, 07:08 PM
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The YJ supertop is designed to have the bracket sandwiched between the spreader bar and the windshield frame.

http://www.bestop.com/installation_guides/51599.pdf

When I used the cj windshield frame the nutserts for the spreader bar didnt line up well. the nutsert thickness also made the bracket loose. I eventually swapped in a yj windsheld frame.
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