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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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getting caged, a roof rack and a rear bumper

my brother and i are caging a cj7 for a local guy so i figured i'd post up some pictures as we go, any input or criticism is welcome

we are going off what the owner has requested he wants a simple cage built off the stock B pillar then he wants us to build a roof rack off the cage. he wants it to be about 7' long so he can get up there and sleep in it if he needs to

heres how the jeep looked when it was dropped off at our house



we removed the doors and hard top and started prepping it for the cage. the hard top and doors are for sale if anyones interested


we are going to get all the metal we need for this build tomorrow and the cage should be started by friday

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Unread 05-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Sweet, looking forward to the end result.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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i got most the material for this project today, 60' of 1 3/4 .120 wall tube for the cage, 5' of 2x4 1/4" and 10' of 2x3 1/4" about 50' of 1x1 1/8" square tube for the roof rack and some 1" .120 wall tube for cage gussets


cage work starts tomorrow!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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Just curios as to how much does all that weigh? Seem like its gonna add a lot of top weight there. Gonna look cool though!

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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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made some progress on the cage, the owner wanted the windshield to still be able to fold down and the knobs he had in there were gonna be in the way of the cage so i welded some wing nuts on a 3/8" bolt and put those in there

old knobs


new ones



built some 4"x4" foot plates for the cage


bending up the A pillar


all bent up


notching the A pillars


tacked in place


we should be able to make more progress on this sometime next week
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Unread 07-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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BUMP!! Any more work on the cage? I am following your cage build, as I will be starting mine soon.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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How much did you spend on material? Just curious.
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