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Old 05-19-2014, 09:27 PM
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I'm currently building an XJ for trail use.... this week im building a roll cage...
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:32 PM
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I was happy to see you decided to start posting. the chopped top will get tons of attention!
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Lets do yours next....!

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Looks good.
Why did you butcher the dash though
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No butchering took place... I removed it and dumpstered it....the dash did not fit into my plans... but a custom dash did....

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No butchering took place... I removed it and dumpstered it....the dash did not fit into my plans... but a custom dash did....
You know what I meant lol. I like the idea and look of a chop but I love the full body dove tail look as well. This summer one of the two is happening to mine. Might chop then dove it
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half doors next! or just removable doors.
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Not including your dash bar, how many feet of tubing did you use about? I chopped my 4 door a while ago but haven't caged it yet.

Edit: forgot to say what a great job you've done! I need to find a rear hatch that's metal so I can close the hole out back.
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Originally Posted by krazynezz View Post
Not including your dash bar, how many feet of tubing did you use about? I chopped my 4 door a while ago but haven't caged it yet.

Edit: forgot to say what a great job you've done! I need to find a rear hatch that's metal so I can close the hole out back.
Thanks for the complements.... this is my first chop so im still learning as I go.... as for the cage I used 40 feet 1-1/4" tubing

Anything I can help with just shoot me an e-mail [email protected]

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Need to get some triangulation into that thing. How much were you able to weld out side of the chassis and fit in in one piece? Did you do the cage then rear cap, or rear cap then cage?
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Need to get some triangulation into that thing. How much were you able to weld out side of the chassis and fit in in one piece? Did you do the cage then rear cap, or rear cap then cage?
I completed the chop first then decided to add the cage afterwards after seeing a pick of an XJ with the top collapse after hitting a tree..... as for the cage it has been stick built inside the jeep so far.... the longest tube goes from the firewall along the A-piller to the roof and connects to the rear external portion....

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