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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #21
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Sweet. Another Jeep on 60's.











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Old August 10th, 2009, 07:48 AM   #22
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Congrats on finding a donner vehicle Jim,
Looking forward to seeing the transformation take place.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #23
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Can't wait to see it go back together. This was one of the coolest rigs.

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On the list are the scrub bars. Just havent figured out how to distribute the load on the sheet metal yet. No real reinforcements under the roof in that area so I'll use the old truck as a can opener and see what there before I dig into the new one.
Also on the list is a bar set up like yours. Up the 'A' pillar and then across the roof using the longitudinal scrub bars to tie into. That will take the most time of all. An total EXO is rather ugly IMHO and getting a full cage inside short of gutting the vehicle and moving seats is nearly impossible. So, I'm going to go half way there and gut some front support where I think the truck needs it most.
I would think you could get creative with some plate steel and some alternative shapes of tube (rectangle), to tie into the body and reinforce your exterior work inside the vehicle, without being to obtrusive.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #24
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Looking forward to seeing this one be built.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #25
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Thats not a ZR2, it can't be the same
2 stickers will cure that! But Geoboy has threatened if I do........
I cut every other ZR2 part off that thing when I built it the first time.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #26
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2 stickers will cure that! But Geoboy has threatened if I do........
I cut every other ZR2 part off that thing when I built it the first time.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #27
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I'm thinking a nice "only in a jeep" logo would look good on it.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #28
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May I suggest some sort of cage to prevent a repeat?
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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #29
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May I suggest some sort of cage to prevent a repeat?

no, how hard is it for people to comprehend that THIS IS NOT GETTING A ROLL CAGE.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #30
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Hey man it's you project. All I know is I wouldnt want to put all that work in just to have the same thing happen again.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #31
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you should put a cage in this time..
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What about a cage
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Hey man it's you project. All I know is I wouldnt want to put all that work in just to have the same thing happen again.
Do you have a cage in your DD? This happened because of a deer on a paved road, not in an off roading accident.

How many trucks are out there running around with big tires and no cage?

Maybe you should talk to this guy about a cage.

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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #34
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One of my daily drivers is a 1990 YJ with a factory roll bar... so YES.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #35
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One of my daily drivers is a 1990 YJ with a factory roll bar... so YES.
Fail. Thats a sport bar my friend. Not designed to protect you in a roll over. It's there for looks. Will it create some support, yes, designed to save your life and protect your vehicle. No.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #36
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One of my daily drivers is a 1990 YJ with a factory roll bar... so YES.


The factory hard top designed into the trackers body is strong enough to pass the federal standards for roll over protection. That factory roll bar is the only thing that makes your jeep meet that requirement and given the history of jeeps and their less than solid bodies I'd much rather be in a 2004 tracker with factory roll protection than an 18 year old vehicle that has a half assed excuse for roll over protection and uses the windshield and little spreaders to keep you from being a pancake.

Go try to argue this point in the other thread (and after reading it) that has been linked to in the original post.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #37
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I would go with dana 60's before a cage anyday on this thing...I mean look how much you use it offroad, and what you do with it when you are offroad. The 60's make sense and the cage doesn't.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #38
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The factory hard top designed into the trackers body is strong enough to pass the federal standards for roll over protection. That factory roll bar is the only thing that makes your jeep meet that requirement and given the history of jeeps and their less than solid bodies I'd much rather be in a 2004 tracker with factory roll protection than an 18 year old vehicle that has a half assed excuse for roll over protection and uses the windshield and little spreaders to keep you from being a pancake.

Go try to argue this point in the other thread (and after reading it) that has been linked to in the original post.
im sure they test the roll protection with the extra 2000 pounds of lift kit, axles, and tires

I dont see why you wouldnt put a cage in it, its not like you dont know how to use a bender.
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Do you have a cage in your DD? This happened because of a deer on a paved road, not in an off roading accident.

How many trucks are out there running around with big tires and no cage?

Maybe you should talk to this guy about a cage.

and how is that any different that the geo. your making fun of that guy but say its ok for the geo not to be protected
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The factory hard top designed into the trackers body is strong enough to pass the federal standards for roll over protection. That factory roll bar is the only thing that makes your jeep meet that requirement and given the history of jeeps and their less than solid bodies I'd much rather be in a 2004 tracker with factory roll protection than an 18 year old vehicle that has a half assed excuse for roll over protection and uses the windshield and little spreaders to keep you from being a pancake.

Go try to argue this point in the other thread (and after reading it) that has been linked to in the original post.
Umm isn't he using an all steel body, not the type that uses a hard top? So isnt point about the hard top... pointless? Anyway who gives a shit what would do better in a roll over? BOTH Jeeps and Trackers a like would do better in a roll over with a beefed up roll cage. Do you deny this? I don't care what he does, but just seeing those pics makes me want to upgrade my cage.
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