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Old December 17th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #101
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The seat is slid all the way back in the pic, and it's adjusted for me there. The seat will not lay all the way back.
i was just wondering, takes a lot of wrangling to get my 6'7" frame in my xj, and have been debating between an exo or internal cage. nice build, wish i coulda had a shop class in my high school!!!
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Old December 17th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #102
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I am 6'5". We will be putting in the GMC seats that came out of the YJ I think. Depends on how much room there is.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #103
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I like everything in this build, except for the cage! Is there no other way to cage an XJ? Back doors are now non functional, and those bars in the front would drive me insane!

Or is this the only option to cage those puppies?
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The bars on the front I think will drive me nuts too...but there doesn't seem to be any other way.

I think the pics don't show it well enough. The rear doors are still functional.

But....bottom line is I now know why people do exo's on these things.

Personally I don't like exo's though. Seems you have to add 3 times the weight to get the same protection.
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I like everything in this build, except for the cage! Is there no other way to cage an XJ? Back doors are now non functional, and those bars in the front would drive me insane!

Or is this the only option to cage those puppies?
It is probably the only "production" option. Minimal bends made to be somewhat easily installed. I am sure if you had the time and the tools a better cage could be created.

Lokks good muddypaws, I stayed at the casino last week right by the school, was going to drop in and take a look but never really had time.
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Yea, if you had the bending stuff. I bet you could use a smaller diameter tube also for more room. I don't have a good bender. the bender I have, I have to put it up on a table with a fork lift...no crap...and most of the dies are busted up. It is way old.
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Old December 17th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #107
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Lets test the cage! Looking great Timbo


P.S. I saw this thing in person and its freakin ginormeous!
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Old December 17th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #108
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Here it is, the Riddler 8.8 cover. I like it because it is a lipless cover and the bolts are somewhat out of the way, it was less than the others, but way heavier duty than the stock one. The company that sells these also gives discounts to United 4X4 Members, among others.



First order of business was to get rid of the R and all the cast bumps and get it ready for powder coating.



Here is a pic of the inside.



Bling. Came with stainless bolts also. I know it'll get scratched up but gotta have the bling to start with at least.

Maybe it's my monitor but it's a darker red in real life.

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Oh, powdercoated this too.

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I like everything in this build, except for the cage! Is there no other way to cage an XJ? Back doors are now non functional, and those bars in the front would drive me insane!

Or is this the only option to cage those puppies?
No.

I've built through the dash cages before, and have done 4 door XJ cages that still allow use of the rear doors.













(a second hoop could have been added in this XJ, but the rear seat was already removed. The driver is well over 6' tall.)

However, for a production cage, there will be compromises...

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That first one you posted, the white one, really doesn't count. That's not exactly a interior cage. :tonka:

In the green one, you are giving up quite a bit there too. No rear seat, no headliner and I think the front bars would be a pain in the ass to get in and out of the rig with.

I think there will be compromises with any cage in XJ.





On a different note.....does this make my rear end look huge? :tonka:

Maybe shoulda done black. It's a slimming color.



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That first one you posted, the white one, really doesn't count. That's not exactly a interior cage. :tonka:

In the green one, you are giving up quite a bit there too. No rear seat, no headliner and I think the front bars would be a pain in the ass to get in and out of the rig with.

I think there will be compromises with any cage in XJ.





On a different note.....does this make my rear end look huge? :tonka:

Maybe shoulda done black. It's a slimming color.



if you went with through the dash Front bars the cage would be 100 times nicer but i dont think you can do that with a production cage.
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Why couldn't you with a "production" cage? The cage is just bent to a xj. IF you had the jiggs for one for through the dash, you could do it.

The only thing different between this production cage and...whatever you call a non production....a one off? Anyway, the only thing different is that someone else bent it and it's reproducible.

For the record though, they have several cages available, all weld in but different flavors and options. One is a Jeep Speed that is approved, one is a through the dash one, one is a NO dash one....lots of options on all of these. I didn't want to cut up my dash.
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That cage isn't all that bad really for an XJ, i was looking at them. I will be bending up my own soon, and still have to decide if i am going through the dash yet or not. It would be nice to since its already a tight fit for anyone over 6'

Project is looking good though
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Yea, in retro, I may have opted to go through the dash. That has to be a ton of work though.
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Oh, hood vents came yesterday too. God I love ebay. :tonka:

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Yea, in retro, I may have opted to go through the dash. That has to be a ton of work though.

Not really, but it helps if the windsheild is out.
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Not really, but it helps if the windsheild is out.
Ahh, yea. Didn't think of that. I don't have much luck with taking a windshield out without busting it.
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Oh, hood vents came yesterday too. God I love ebay. :tonka:

I like those... what are they from?
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1994 GTP

Nabbed off ebay.

Thanks for making me look at my ebay account.:miff: I have made 17 purchases in the last month for the Jeep and 5 for Christmas stuff.
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