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Old 07-14-2011, 08:11 PM
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Default My 87 XJ work in progress/ hybird cage build

This is a link to my XJ build to this point.
Next step is to build custom front and rear bumpers. Then I want to build an exo cage off them. What do yall think of the jeep so far? Does anyone have dimensions on bumpers or know where to find them?

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:45 AM
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Awesome build. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:19 PM
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Got rid of the dana 35. And hopefully this will get rid of my axle wrap. Going with 8.25, 29 spline count with disc brakes.
Cut off factory smaller leaf spring perches and welded on Rusty's anti axle warp perches. almost 7inches.
Got the new axle in. Next step is finish brake lines and install new brake booster.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:27 PM
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Nice build. What did you do about the ABS? Or was the turdy five non-ABS?
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no ABS. this is a trail rig only.
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I like it so far. My next move is actually an axle swap.
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Default New tires

Got some 36" TSL super swampers
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Had to make mods to the front bumper it was hitting the tire as you can see
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I decided it was time for a cage. I went with hybird.
A pillar is outside. Went through the fender and welded to the sliders.

B hoop is inside, it has plates on the floor and underneath. Plates are bolted together and welded underneath to the cross member.

C hoop is inside, and welded to plates in the rear.

D has legs straight through the cab to plates in rear.

Halo is welded to risers from B and C hoop and legs to floor on D

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That cage is awesome!
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Thanks man. I am very happy with how it turned out.
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I am looking into cage padding. Anyone have any advice?
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