Over the weekend I had just enough time to knock out a simple 48" wide rear bumper. We delayed jeep night until tonight so that we could work in cooler weather, and it was worth it.
First up tonight was finishing off the rear frame of the jeep. The frame sticks out 20" past the center of the rear axles to allow for a 40" tall tire to be run in the future.
The frame is 26" wide from the rear bumper to frame cross member. This is the same width as our fuel cell to give it a place to sit, and still allows the rear axle to come up on droop and not hit the tank. We some bracing so the bumper won't buckle too easily on a corner hit. Plan is to run a cross member between the frame rails where the braces hit. This also gives some room for the shocks between the frame and tire.
As we were getting the bracing for the rear frame in, AlumCJ stopped by and kicked our ass into gear on starting the cage. I cut away more tub while AlumCJ and JeepM715 bent the first tube. First tube runs horizontal from the B-pillar through the firewall. The lower portion of the B-pillar is tacked in place, but we have some final fitment to do to get it squared up.
Plan is for the cage to be 2x0.120 DOM for all outer tubes and the inner will be a mix of 1.75x0.120 and 1.5x0.120 DOM.