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post #1 of 4 Old 08-28-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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cj7 family cage

does anyone know who makes a bolt in cage for a 77. I need to add it just for safety of the family. I want a bolt in as do not know a good fabricator/installer.

not an extreme wheeler just woods and an occasional hill and mud hole in florida

all help is appricated

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-28-2005, 06:45 PM
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does anyone know who makes a bolt in cage for a 77. I need to add it just for safety of the family. I want a bolt in as do not know a good fabricator/installer.

not an extreme wheeler just woods and an occasional hill and mud hole in florida

all help is appricated

thanks
Here's my $.02 worth.

I would (did) find a roll bar from a 92-95 YJ. Install the rear section only. Don't worry with the front spreader bars to the windshield. Offers no real protection.

Then order a front cage from http://www.swracecars.com/shopping.asp this is the page with the kit http://www.swracecars.com/pdf/CATpg18.PDF and have someone weld it up for you. That is where I'm at now. Installed the rear section, (you'll have to drill holes because you have the "A" style like me, but it's not a problem) and the front cage will be here Wednesday provided Katrina doesn't interefer with shipping here to LA.

It will be worth the extra hassle to get it done over bolt in. I watched a Jeep roll over last Sunday with a bolt in cage and althought the cage held it's own and protected the passengers, had it been a harder surface it may have been a different outcome.


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1978 Jeep CJ 7 258 6cyl Quadra-Trac with T400. Custom 3" body lift. Flatfendered. Custom bumpers. Full 6 point roll cage. 36" IROK's. 2 1/2 suspenion lift and 1/2 shackle lift. GM HEI, Superior 1-piece axles, 4.88 gears, Weber carb. Locked front and rear. Best of all, fours sons who LOVE TO RIDE!
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-28-2005, 09:10 PM
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Take a look at Rockhard cages.... http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/ .

'81 Scrambler w/ FI 360 AMC, 33x12.50 BFG M/T's, 5" of lift, ARB'd Dana 44's F & R, Dana 300 clocked & twin sticked w/4:1, Warn XD9000i, etc...
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited, 2008 Overland Grand Cherokee, a 1976 CJ-7 in pieces and 3 more off-brand 4x4s...............
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-29-2005, 01:38 PM
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Here's some pictures of the TJ that rolled Sunday. The bolt-in bar held, but as I mentioned, if was not a hard surface he roll in. Light mud. Note the tub in the last couple of photos. Had this not bolted into the tub, but extended to the floor, he would not have totaled the tub.



















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1978 Jeep CJ 7 258 6cyl Quadra-Trac with T400. Custom 3" body lift. Flatfendered. Custom bumpers. Full 6 point roll cage. 36" IROK's. 2 1/2 suspenion lift and 1/2 shackle lift. GM HEI, Superior 1-piece axles, 4.88 gears, Weber carb. Locked front and rear. Best of all, fours sons who LOVE TO RIDE!
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