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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #129
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Care to elaborate? I'm curious since I might be doing that down the road. Why was it a pain?
it was my own fault partially. i cut the roof off and set the cage from out last jeep in there, then i installed the motor and the damn thing twisted all to hell. Trying to get the roof back on and some what straight involved alot of tie downs jacks and weight in different spots.

next problem was i have no experience welding sheet metal and butt welding all the pillars back together sucks. I ended up putting small pieces of metal inside the pillars behind the weld joints to help ease the welding process. i would defiantly not trust the welds on the pillars to help hold the jeep together in the event of a roll over. if i was going to do another xj cage i would build it with the roof on and then lower the cage through the floor for welding and then install the seat bars and what not.
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