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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Yj roll bar

I've got an 83 cj7 that I'm thinking of swapping a yj roll into it. From what I understand the 92-95s should bolt right in with some minor adjustments. Anything else I should know before doing it?

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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Two bolt holes in the base behind tub need widened, one each side.
Practice nutserts before.
Sun visors suck
Pretty easy

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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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Finally picked one up for my jeep. Excited to get it put in. If only I could get the bolts holding the current rollbar out! About to pull out the welder and impact wrench. Torx= invented by the devil
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Unread 03-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Finally picked one up for my jeep. Excited to get it put in. If only I could get the bolts holding the current rollbar out! About to pull out the welder and impact wrench. Torx= invented by the devil
I hear ya on the torx. I just went out and looked at mine and a couple are already stripped out. Thanks PO.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 05:44 AM   #5
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X 10 on the Torx. Those particular bolts (rollbar) were the hardest dang bolts I have ever taken out of anything. I used everything in the arsenal to get them off. Ended up sawzalling the body around the bar feet, and grinding the nuts off. Good thing I was discarding the old body anyway.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 06:48 AM   #6
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I ground flat spots on the torx heads, so that I could get a standard wrench on them. I only had to drill and tap one that snapped off.

four, I never considered the sun visor problem. So, does the YJ bar pretty much make the sun visors useless?

As you can tell, I've been contemplating this swap, as well.

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Unread 03-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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I just moved my visors over slightly. No problem. Also, after installing those nutserts, I burned them in with my little Mapp torch to make sure they stayed there.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #8
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I ground flat spots on the torx heads, so that I could get a standard wrench on them. I only had to drill and tap one that snapped off.

four, I never considered the sun visor problem. So, does the YJ bar pretty much make the sun visors useless?

As you can tell, I've been contemplating this swap, as well.

Matt
You have to move them in towards the center, new holes. But then both visors hit the windshield mirror bad.
I left mine off while I look around, maybe a smaller visor or none. I hate readjusting mirrors and extra holes.

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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:31 AM   #9
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I'd never use the front support bars from a YJ anyway. There is no strength to them. Just use the rear portion as a base cage and weld on a good front section, then tie all the mounting locations into the frame.

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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #10
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I used the front not for protection but as a point for to grab handle to get in. Wife is 5'4, need to keep her moderelty happy.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #11
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I've got an 83 cj7 that I'm thinking of swapping a yj roll into it. From what I understand the 92-95s should bolt right in with some minor adjustments. Anything else I should know before doing it?
Does anyone know what size the torx bits are that hold the roll bar in?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Ok so I finally am getting around to doing this swap. The bad news is where the rear of the bar mounts to the tub is completely rusted out. So my question is do you guys know what part I need to get to fix this. Is it the rear inner wheelhouse liners or is it the panel underneath. The one that goes between the inner part of the tub and the outside?
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