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Old December 27th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #261
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The idea behind it would be to not leave them in there while wheeling, but to put them on when I need to use them.
I've been thinking about this while planning/building my bumper. I really like the idea of nothing sticking out, but not the idea of hooking up the d-ring every time I need it. I may have to compromise :)
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #262
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I've been thinking about this while planning/building my bumper. I really like the idea of nothing sticking out, but not the idea of hooking up the d-ring every time I need it. I may have to compromise :)
How would that change anything? Even if it's already on there you need to unbolt it to put it through the strap then bolt it back on. I guess in some cases it wouldn't need to come off for winching with a snatch block or being winched by someone else, but based on my experience, in nearly ever case in which I've used a shackle I had to remove it prior to and after attaching the strap anyway.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #263
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I have a hook on the end of my cable and if I need a pull from the guy I normally wheel with I put a d-ring between my d-ring and his thimble. I have never had to remove my d-ring so it would change everything in my case.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #264
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I have had too many rattle loose while driving, so I try to keep them in the Jeep. But I'm sure I'll leave one in from time to time. If it becomes a problem I'll address it then.


I just couldn't bring myself to simply just weld those shackle mounts right on the front. I personally think it killed the look of the bumper. Plus where's the fun when things are easy.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #265
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Drivers side progress. In reverese order because photobucket hates me.

Slider sitting pretty waiting for some welds.



Bending up the new slider. Garage is a disaster.



Straightening out the B-pillar, or trying to.



Smashed B-pillar/rocker



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Old December 29th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #266
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Finished up the sliders late last night. Starting work on the cage now. Hope to get alot done before the end of the weekend.



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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #267
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Love your work! looks great
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #268
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Thanks!

More cage progress.

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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #269
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What's your plan for coming through the roof?
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #270
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What's your plan for coming through the roof?
Drilling through the roof with a 1.75" holesaw, and just running a tube from the floor straight to the roof cross bars.

Just like how I did it on Onlyinmyxj22's Jeep.





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Old December 31st, 2012, 05:51 PM   #271
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Well, I've ran out of tube, other then some small drops.

Here's where I got to:

Top is fully welded. Still need to weld it to the sliders, and everything inside.






Here's where the uprights go through the roof and weld to the main exterior crossbars.



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Thanks! I'm exhausted
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It looks good, I assume your going to do posts at the D-pillar when you get more tube.

Any plans to complete the "X" behind the front or rear seats (or both)?
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It looks good, I assume your going to do posts at the D-pillar when you get more tube.

Any plans to complete the "X" behind the front or rear seats (or both)?
Thanks. I wasn't planning on doing anything for the D-pillar. However I plan on connecting the B and C pillars together. I probably won't finish the X's either, it would make it difficult for someone to sit in the back seat.
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Thanks. I wasn't planning on doing anything for the D-pillar. However I plan on connecting the B and C pillars together. I probably won't finish the X's either, it would make it difficult for someone to sit in the back seat.
That's why I did not do more than a cross bar behind the front seats (three kids), but why not behind the rear seat? It's easy enough to do, wouldn't take much room and would add a fairly substantial amount of strength in the event of a rollover. Just something to consider...
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I'm eventually going to put longer shocks, that go through the floor and mount to the cage some where. Whether it be to the existing cage, or an added "bed cage" back there. I'd like to leave it open on the bottom so I'm not restricting any designs I may come up with later. In the mean time, I think it will hold up.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:54 AM   #278
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I was also able to weld the B and C pillar uprights to the sheetmetal roof. All sealed up and shouldn't have to worry about leaks.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:40 PM   #280
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You do some real nice work!! Its all so clean.
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