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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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97 TJ - Adding to the existing OEM stuff.

I'm tied into the frame below the A pillar, going up through the dash and tying in the existing A to B cross pieces that attach to the window. I am going across the top of the window with tube and I would like to put a piece of tube across the bottom of the window.

Here's my questions:

- how much room do I need between the dash and that lower window tube in order to take the dash off again in the future. (without cutting off that bar)

- How much does a dash bar restrict the defrost. I live in Michigan and I'm a mouth breather so...


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Mines' pretty tight to the dash, and what I did was take the two screws out of the center stack before I welded in the bar- but I put them back in, as they are removable when the windshield is down. I'll get an exact measurement later today if you want.

The defrost works fine, my bar is a touch behind the vents, and I can still get the center strip doohicky out with the windshield down.

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Here's one from the other side:

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Nice - Thanks for the pics. If you get a chance, a measurement would be great.
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In the center, over the center stack, I have 1/2", and it's @ an 1/16th of an inch from touching the backside of the IP.
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I think it is about 3/4" You need to be able to lift the piece up to allow the clips to release.
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I think it is about 3/4" You need to be able to lift the piece up to allow the clips to release.
Mine comes out with no clearance issues, except the part where I have to tilt the windshield down to get to it.
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