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Unread 01-27-2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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Roll cage to frame mount

I am looking for some pics of how everyone has tied their cage into their frame. I am going to do this very soon and am trying to come up with ideas. I have looked and found a couple links with pictures wherer I can see but I am looking for more ideas. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 01-27-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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I'm also just about ready with our full "family" cage in our 78 CJ7 for the frame tie-ins. I would also like to see what others have done. I will post pics of our custom cage with front and rear seat tie-ins. Kids will feel like there in a playground on moneybars when trying to get into the backseat, but they'll be safe.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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Here's a rough pic I stole from the guy who did my custom roll cage. this is the A-Pillar tie in that also ties through the rocker guard.

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Unread 01-27-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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I've got a picture or two of my cage tie ins:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/project-cage-450100/
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Unread 01-27-2010, 01:35 PM   #5
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Here is how I did mine. I took some ideas from Fatman's cage thread. ^^^Doh' beat me to it. :-)
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Unread 01-27-2010, 02:32 PM   #6
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The only pics I have are with my old rocker guards, but the new ones are the same principal. The rocker guards wrap completely under the tub, and bolt to the body mounts. The A- and B- pillars of my cage (I'd like to tie in the C-pillar soon) bolt through the tub and are bolted to the rocker guards. The rocker guards are isolated from vibration via the body mount bushings.

Only pic I have online (these bolts have all been flipped upside down and replaced with Gr8 bolts):
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Unread 01-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #7
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I was wondering how much different Jeeps ride/handle, after tying the roll cage to the frame. Considering that it must reduce frame flex, etc.

Any comments? Thanks.

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Unread 01-27-2010, 08:27 PM   #8
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Good question and not a hijack, they go hand in hand. ALWAYS use some form of bushing when tying into the frame. Ask me how I know. Without it twists the body with the frame tweaking the crap out of the body. It also trasmits every little vibration through the body. Of you look closely at post #3 there is a bushing right at the frame.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 06:10 AM   #9
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Good question and not a hijack, they go hand in hand. ALWAYS use some form of bushing when tying into the frame. Ask me how I know. Without it twists the body with the frame tweaking the crap out of the body. It also trasmits every little vibration through the body. Of you look closely at post #3 there is a bushing right at the frame.
The bushing seems like the way to go, for several reasons, but I was wondering about the ride/handling differences vs. no tie ins, mostly on-road.

I realize that there's got to be a trade-off...safety at the sake of ride/handling quality...

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Unread 01-28-2010, 04:08 PM   #10
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It's a little stiffer on the trail but I didn't really notice any good or bad about the handling on the street. There isn't a ton of flex in normal driving placed on the body.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 07:45 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the input. Very good ideas and I will be using these. I like the idea of the "B" pillar tie-in that Fatman and Coiz did. I like the "C" Pillar tie-in Coiz did. I will be stretching my wheelbase down the road and I want to keep the tie-ins as close to the inside as possible. I have to look closer at my "A" Pillar to see how I can tie it in to the frame. I may tie it into my sliders since they are tied to the frame with 1/2" grade 8 bolts. Thank you again for all the ideas.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 02:05 PM   #12
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My CJ5.. I used 1/2" thick rubber pads between the tie in and the tub..
Tacked it all together, tossed it on the welding table and welded it up. Then, went back and welded it in place.




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Unread 02-05-2010, 06:48 PM   #13
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^^^ Using the Nerf bar, very good idea.
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