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    Battlement Fab TJ cage

    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.


    Old cage out


    Mounted the plates, they fit perfect.




    Then started cutting the dash for the A pillars




    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.


    Moved on to the halo, C pillars,and side bars.



    Then moved onto the rear roof bars.


    Then the lower windshield bar.


    Then the front roof bars.


    Once it was all tacked I could start finishing all the welds.


    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.


    Really easy to put in and should be super strong since they are flared at the end.




    Last was the windshield brackets


    Sprayed with primer


    and then painted with Hammered and re-installed everything.








    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.
    Have you ever seen a man eat so much fish?

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    Nicely Done...looks great!

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    Looks like great fitting cage kit. Have you tried the rain top?
    2006 WK 5.7 Hemi

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    I have not tried the cover yet.

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    Evolution of your Jeep

    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.





    The wall on Poughkeepsie with 31” tires in 2001.




    On 33’s in 2002.





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





    The Chile Challenge in Las Cruces in 2004.





    Montrose in 2005 on 35’s.





    The day I sold it to you on 36’s.





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

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    Thanks, I will save those. I had a feeling you might see this and chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newracer View Post
    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..

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    Previous owner did the stretch, it is custom but used parts from the Teraflex lift on it.

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    You did a really nice job with this install, Mike! Swing by for a beer so I can see it in person..
    Matthew
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    nice i really like that cage set up!!!
    rig- 04 TJ for killing shopping carts at the mall and tow rig- 08 GMC d-max LMM

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    me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by longboy View Post
    Looks like great fitting cage kit. Have you tried the rain top?
    Cover fits!!

    I am a lucky schmuck.

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    Schmuck!

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