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05-15-2019 11:16 PM
BagusJeep Whilst I have factory roll bars I must say I do not believe them to be safe in 2019 at modern highway speeds. On light trails, OK, but not where extreme angles and roll overs occur, here I would want to think about it. Up until the Wrangler, the bars did not provide any protection to rear seat passengers.

My 1951 has no roll bar, just a wide open door that you can leap out of, as seen in this pic in Java.
05-15-2019 04:03 PM
bob4703 Welcome. You have a great looking Jeep.

Fill out your profile and tell us where you live. I know of a salvage yard with nothing but Jeep parts. If yours is in good shape he probably would almost swap with you.
05-15-2019 06:51 AM
EricRThompson Look in Craigslist. There are many Jeep grave yards near me, but I'm in PA. I found my bar in NJ. Even if they don't post it in their inventory, call them.

Great looking Jeep, where are you located?

I painted mine black, just to make it go away, but if you know the color code on your Jeep, you could have it paint matched.
05-14-2019 09:24 PM
Mortgage-payer I'll give you an authentic '78 rollbar.
The downside is its in Fargo, ND
05-14-2019 08:24 PM
MetalMountainGoat That one doesn't look like it is going to drain your bank account too fast. Looks finished.
05-14-2019 12:50 PM
Fourtrail the looks like the factory hoop. Should be able to get new down tubes welded on and the current rear part taken off for about the cheapest.
05-14-2019 11:30 AM
Shadly1 Any rollbar from '91 back will be the CJ style. One hoop and angled rear braces. '92-'95 will be the bent rear brace style that protects the back seat passengers.

If you sold your existing roll bar, you could pay for a factory roll bar plus a whole lot of other goodies.
05-14-2019 10:39 AM
John Strenk Did you want to stay with a wheel well mount or go with the later CJ floor to fender mount?
Looks like you already have to side mount holes for a fender mount.

You could even look for a YJ roll bar also.

Fender mount kinda rough shape but gives you an idea what to look for:
05-14-2019 09:43 AM
Roll Bar for 1978 CJ7

Good Morning,

I am a newbie in the Jeep world and I am buying my first CJ7 to play around with and to see how fast it can drain my bank account The first thing I am looking to do is to change the roll bar back to a factory style one. But I am having a hard time trying to find one. Does anyone know where I might be able to locate one? I have attached a picture of my rig below. I appericate anyone's feed back as I start to modify this Jeep to make it my own.

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