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newracer
July 25th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Got a TJ cage kit from Battlement Fab when they were first offered and I finally finished the install.

First I painted the parts that would be inaccessible after they were installed.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7467.jpg

Old cage out
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7434.jpg

Mounted the plates, they fit perfect.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7465.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7466.jpg

Then started cutting the dash for the A pillars
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7468.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7506.jpg

Used a strap to hold the B pillar against the A pillars and check the fit of the door surrounds, also had the upper windshield bar in place. Tacked everything in place one it was good.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7474.jpg

Moved on to the halo, C pillars,and side bars.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7493.jpg


Then moved onto the rear roof bars.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7503.jpg

Then the lower windshield bar.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7504.jpg

Then the front roof bars.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7543.jpg

Once it was all tacked I could start finishing all the welds.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7541.jpg

I wanted to re-use the factory seat-belts for now so I need a few more bungs. Found these offered by Poison Spyder Customs.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7652.jpg

Really easy to put in and should be super strong since they are flared at the end.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7653.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7654.jpg

Last was the windshield brackets
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7665.jpg

Sprayed with primer
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/P7210060.jpg

and then painted with Hammered and re-installed everything.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7671.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7673.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7672.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Cage%20install/IMG_7675.jpg

All the pieces fit together great. All the joints had very little gap. One of the windshield brackets was way off but all I had to do was cut the tube off and re-weld it in the correct place.

My factory soft-top fits over it no problem. The rear halo does touch the rear window but it does not hinder it in anyway.

I hope I never really need it but I am sure it is way stronger then my factory cage with bolt on aftermarket front portion.

tantonio
July 25th, 2010, 07:26 PM
:thumbsup::thumbsup:Nicely Done...looks great!

longboy
July 26th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Looks like great fitting cage kit. Have you tried the rain top?

newracer
July 26th, 2010, 09:16 AM
I have not tried the cover yet.

JLB
July 26th, 2010, 09:41 AM
New cage is looking good. I thought you might like to see some historical pictures of your jeep.


Here’s one when it was less than a year old.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/C003.jpg


The wall on Poughkeepsie with 31” tires in 2001.

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/D004.jpg


On 33’s in 2002.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/E005.jpg


Coming out of one of the hot tubs in MOAB, 2003.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/B002.jpg


The Chile Challenge in Las Cruces in 2004.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/F006.jpg


Montrose in 2005 on 35’s.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/A001.jpg


The day I sold it to you on 36’s.


http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx356/RedMtn13/Jeep/G007.jpg


I’m sure you can add a lot more to this list.

newracer
July 26th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Thanks, I will save those. I had a feeling you might see this and chime in.

tantonio
July 26th, 2010, 11:16 AM
Thanks, I will save those. I had a feeling you might see this and chime in.

Jeep looks good....like how it's "morphed".... it's been stretched I see....ho,e grown or did you use someone's kit? curious.....that's the next step for mine..

newracer
July 26th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Previous owner did the stretch, it is custom but used parts from the Teraflex lift on it.

formatt
July 26th, 2010, 12:18 PM
You did a really nice job with this install, Mike! Swing by for a beer so I can see it in person..

tjjared413
July 27th, 2010, 12:25 PM
nice i really like that cage set up!!!

OrangeCrush
July 27th, 2010, 12:37 PM
me too!

newracer
July 29th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Looks like great fitting cage kit. Have you tried the rain top?

Cover fits!! :D

I am a lucky schmuck. :P

longboy
July 29th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Schmuck! :flipoff2: