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Old 08-24-2012, 01:25 AM
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Dude you have amazing skills with bending tube. I started my cage a while ago and wish that i could have seen this before, i would have done a cage like this! Im definitely subd to this and can't wait for more pics!! good luck on finishing it! If i could ask one thing though, do you have a pillar supports? Or what is supporting the a pillars inside? Sorry if its a dumb question or i missed something
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bmikes View Post
Dude you have amazing skills with bending tube. I started my cage a while ago and wish that i could have seen this before, i would have done a cage like this! Im definitely subd to this and can't wait for more pics!! good luck on finishing it! If i could ask one thing though, do you have a pillar supports? Or what is supporting the a pillars inside? Sorry if its a dumb question or i missed something
Thanks a lot! The A-pillars will be welded to my rocker replacements and to a plate on the side of the cowl. Instead of making a fugly cowl bar, I will use the cowl itself. With any luck, Ill throw up some pictures of that tomorrow for ya.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:05 AM
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That'd be awesome help! i might tear out what i.have so far and start over with something like this! you should check out my build thread and let me know what ya think if ya got.time!
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thats a nice welder to be using. Doin some good work there. nice welds
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:29 PM
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nice work man! anyone know what it would cost to have an XJ done like this? exo's are the way to go
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Nice work bro, lookn good.
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Originally Posted by RusselltheRed View Post
nice work man! anyone know what it would cost to have an XJ done like this? exo's are the way to go
I charge around $1800-$2000 for a cage like this, and I am prob one of the cheapest shops in town.....



Awesome work Jeep450r! I like the look of hybrids. They just look right! But I beat my junk too much to not do full exos on mine!

Lookin forward to the final product.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:16 AM
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what happened with the progress?
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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^ got busy and just moved up to school. Heres the latest.

Heres a shot of how I tied the A-pillar into the cowl. Welded a plate to the cowl and then welded the pillar to the plate. the pillar didn't line up as well as I had first imagined (too far back) so I added a little brace to the front of it to even out the load on the plate.

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Then I notched the fenders around the tube both on the top and the bottom.

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And then I took some pics. Not all that great of pics since I was on my way out to school, but pics nonetheless. I will have some better pics to show when I get back from the Rubicon this weekend.

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Overall it fits pretty tight, except for the D-pillar spreader which sits a tad high for my liking.

My biggest concern right now is that the spreader that goes forward from the B pillar spreader to the front (center) above the cage is touching the roof right above the windshield. Hopefully it doesn't put any pressure on the window itself because if the windshield breaks, I wont be happy. At all.


Soooo... Waddaya think?
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Originally Posted by Jeep450r
^ got busy and just moved up to school. Heres the latest.

Heres a shot of how I tied the A-pillar into the cowl. Welded a plate to the cowl and then welded the pillar to the plate. the pillar didn't line up as well as I had first imagined (too far back) so I added a little brace to the front of it to even out the load on the plate.

Then I notched the fenders around the tube both on the top and the bottom.

And then I took some pics. Not all that great of pics since I was on my way out to school, but pics nonetheless. I will have some better pics to show when I get back from the Rubicon this weekend.

Overall it fits pretty tight, except for the D-pillar spreader which sits a tad high for my liking.

My biggest concern right now is that the spreader that goes forward from the B pillar spreader to the front (center) above the cage is touching the roof right above the windshield. Hopefully it doesn't put any pressure on the window itself because if the windshield breaks, I wont be happy. At all.

Soooo... Waddaya think?
Looks fantastic man! I like it!
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:06 PM
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I love it! Great fab, I should be doing 2 cages like this this winter (my 4dr and friends 2dr)
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I like it a lot. I just never liked putting any holes in my cab. But great workmanship, love the rack part.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:47 AM
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sub'd, I've got 2 cages planned for the future. Great work!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for the compliments guys. Sure helps keep me motivated!

Well I took it out to the Rubicon this weekend for the Cantina for the Con. Wheeled in from Loon to Spider and camped at the bottom of the box with the Dirt Bag Posse. Only got a few pictures, but got a bunch of compliments on the cage. I will be heading back home from school in a few weeks to grab some stuff, and I will grab a bunch of tube while im down there so I can plug away at the internal part of the cage. Anyways heres some pics.


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Had a killer time out there. Can't wait to get back out there with some more tube added to the cage!
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:17 PM
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Nice work, nice welds (I weld for a living... Know a nicely patterned bead when I see one.) and really cool design. Props!

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