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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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putting a family bar in my 86CJ

well I am almost finished and let me tell you it was one hell of a job. I had to drill out every bolt and look what I found under the old CJ roll bar.

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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Well you saw the before and here is the almost finished after, with the help of a good friend on mine and some 3M body adhesive. This is the same stuff they use to attach the roof on most all new vehicles. it will not come loose without applying a lot of heat and there was NO welding.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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I thought my 86 looked kind of cool without a roll bar
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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Man this was way more of a job than I thought it was going to be
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:14 PM   #5
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Well you saw the before and here is the almost finished after, with the help of a good friend on mine and some 3M body adhesive. The is the same stuff they use to attach the roof on most all new vehicles. it will not come loose without applying a lot of heat and there was NO welding.
Any more details or pictures? What panel material did you use?
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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Where are the the rivet nuts
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:25 PM   #7
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Looking good. More pictures please!
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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How do you intall the rivet nuts? Is that gun-looking thing a special tool?
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
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turtle71 there was a lot of prep work, my buddy that helped me with this is the owner of a very well respected body shop and he showed me a truck he was working on that had to have a new roof panel, the only thing that attached it the the rest of the body was this same glue. As far as the prep work goes, I took a small sand blaster and just keep going over the rust until it was all gone. I then primed the bare metal a can of self etching primer and painted it with a rattle can. Where the 3M adhesive was applied we used a grinder with a sanding disc on it to get the area rough. We then used self tapping screws to hold the patch panel down until it was cured, (24 hours) I also did the same thing on the bottom side so that there is no way for any water to get under the panel. It was not that hard to do, it just took some time.

The top panel is 16 gauge sheet metal. On the bottom I used lighter gauge because there was a lot more bending and shaping to get a good fit.

After 24 hours I removed all the screws and filled the holes with with the same 3M glue.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #10
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dd4bama yes that is a tool used to install the rivet nuts, it works kind of like a pop rivet gun, you just screw the rivet nut on to the tool, push it in and start pulling the handle until the nut is tight and unscrew it. You will need a 5/16 nut and bolt.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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I will post more pic soon.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #12
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Seems like a good alternative if you don't have a welder. Are you going to use any seam sealer on the bottom...bedliner on the top?
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Unread 04-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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Yes I will be using a lot of seam sealer I will make sure there is no way for any water to get under the patch. On the top side I have sprayed bed liner over the finished patch job before bolting in the new roll bar in
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Unread 04-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #14
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Cool! Looking forward to more pics!
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Unread 04-21-2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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Jeep bolted in those roll bars and then painted the body. They are always rusted
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