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post #1 of 15 Old 08-31-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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jeep tj, with yj style roll bar?

yep you herd be, i did it, and it was pretty easy, looks good, and once i get padding made it will look like it never happend :P
pipe size is 2 1/4", same as stock roll bar, used 1/2" pipe to build my soft top rear bow. welded it all togeather with mig.

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-31-2012, 11:15 AM
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Looks great, but I would take the rear seat out now that they have even less roll bar protection.

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I can see doing that for a TJ whose rear seat has been removed and will never have passengers in back. It does bring back a classic look. But to do it strictly for looks since your back seat is still in place, I just can't see taking the chance at the expense of anyone who ever sits in the back seat. Personally, after that rollbar modification that removes all the protection for rear seat passengers, I would permanently remove the back seat and make it impossible to ever reinstall it. Installing something a big tool box in its place will make it easier to not be tempted to ever carry anyone in the backseat again.

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post #4 of 15 Old 08-31-2012, 12:15 PM
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Is that exhaust pipe?

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X2 on rear seat removal, especially after reading so much discussion on proper cage building.

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Is that exhaust pipe?
lol, no, its some old strustural tubing i found around my shop. not sure what gauge but it was heavy as hell. as thick if not thicker than stock. and to everyone elsethe back seat will be coming out perminantly. as for right now there are no belts back there so no one is allowed in the back while the jeep is moving

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Do you have a close-up pic of the weld to the factory bar? It appears you have squeezed the pipe flat, then cut it at an angle.

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Do you have a close-up pic of the weld to the factory bar? It appears you have squeezed the pipe flat, then cut it at an angle.
not really, had to push in outside of tubing 1/8" to allow clearance for my soft top framing , had no choice really, you see when my soft top goes up the bar for the soft top needs clearance so it does not cause the framing for the soft top to become crooked. thus i made clearance by pushing in the outer walls of the tubing 1/8",i was doing all of this with a pos welder, with no gas, a angle grinder, a measuring tape and a grease pencil. hopefully in the future i will be able to touch up a few things.

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Looks good.
It's just as safe for back seat passengers as any CJ-7 or early YJ.

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It's just as safe for back seat passengers as any CJ-7 or early YJ.

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Read post above yours. Do you really think it's that safe.

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Is there a reason to weld the new bars to the outer edge of the roll cage, rather than to where the factory bars attach? I'm not criticizing, just wondering, as I like the look of the slanted bars also and I always figured the best place to attach them would be the factory location. That way the base of the bars could be welded to the factory plates on the wheel wells, and the soft top bows could use the factory mounting and the bows would clear the new bars.
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Is there a reason to weld the new bars to the outer edge of the roll cage, rather than to where the factory bars attach? I'm not criticizing, just wondering, as I like the look of the slanted bars also and I always figured the best place to attach them would be the factory location. That way the base of the bars could be welded to the factory plates on the wheel wells, and the soft top bows could use the factory mounting and the bows would clear the new bars.
well, i welded them there because on the yj style bars thats ware they were. i just like the look. and yes i thought about mounting them to the stock locations but i didnt like the look when i tacked them on. so i went with 2.5" below the stock location

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Read post above yours. Do you really think it's that safe.
Oops, I didn't see that post before I posted, I retract my first post.

Permanantly removing the rear seat is a good idea.
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looks cool!

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thanks! and yes the rear seat is now gone. i am putting a tuff box in the back to store/lock my stuff away in.

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