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Old November 14th, 2020, 02:08
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Re: XO Fab Cage Install

Hard to beat Corbeau... those look NICE

All work done is titties man, that C X came out like it was in the plans, nice work. Id want the same, odd it doesn't come as such. Since you are going to add some tube for the B pillar, you also plan on a spreader up front for the A pillar? Do you plan on a single spreader on the B or an X there as well?
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Old November 16th, 2020, 06:55
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Hard to beat Corbeau... those look NICE

All work done is titties man, that C X came out like it was in the plans, nice work. Id want the same, odd it doesn't come as such. Since you are going to add some tube for the B pillar, you also plan on a spreader up front for the A pillar? Do you plan on a single spreader on the B or an X there as well?
B pillar will be a harness bar and X, not sure on adding an A pillar spreader..
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Old November 16th, 2020, 06:59
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I reincorporated my rear storage setup, works even better now with the cage to mount stuff to.





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Old November 17th, 2020, 10:38
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Am I the only one not seeing photos?
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Old November 17th, 2020, 10:52
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Re: XO Fab Cage Install

This jeep just gets better and better!

For making the fender cut outs match the tube are you just taking a bit out and checking, or is there a trick to make that easier?
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Old November 17th, 2020, 13:08
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Am I the only one not seeing photos?
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Old November 18th, 2020, 06:54
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Thanks for this... definitely on my list of things to do to mine... Doing 2x6 sliders first. How far forward of the firewall do your sliders go into the wheel well area? I'm going to try and space my supports for the sliders to be where the B-pillar bar will set so I can weld right to that.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 15:05
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Had a buddy get completely knocked out/multiple day ER visit with brain swelling from a 10mph fender bender after his head met his roll cage. I'd definitely get some good padding (either Wrangler type stuff or SFI padding) for it. No pool noodles or pipe insulation, that not only won't help you, but is a major fire hazard in a vehicle. Skin grafts aren't fun.

If you have rear passengers, headrests or more roll bar padding to prevent soft noggins from touching hard tubing would likely be appreciated.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 15:06
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BTW, looks AWESOME. Making me reconsider DIY'ing it and getting the XO get....
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Old November 18th, 2020, 15:06
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BTW, looks AWESOME. Making me reconsider DIY'ing it and getting the XO get....
Dammit. XO KIT.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 15:43
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No pool noodles or pipe insulation, that not only won't help you, but is a major fire hazard in a vehicle. Skin grafts aren't fun.
Thanks for posting this! Flammability never occurred to me. Time to replace my pool noodles over my cage.

Reminds me of those snap on bubble face shields everyone had on their helmets in the 70's. They stopped making those after race car drivers had them melt/deform over their faces if they didn't get out fast enough after an accident/fire.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 16:33
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XO Fab Cage Install

Ohhh man this amazing you do incredible work.

Why not bolt the halo to the top of the xj?

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Old November 19th, 2020, 10:47
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This jeep just gets better and better!

For making the fender cut outs match the tube are you just taking a bit out and checking, or is there a trick to make that easier?
Lots of cutting and checking, I used a flap wheel to grind a little at a time.
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Old November 19th, 2020, 10:50
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Thanks for this... definitely on my list of things to do to mine... Doing 2x6 sliders first. How far forward of the firewall do your sliders go into the wheel well area? I'm going to try and space my supports for the sliders to be where the B-pillar bar will set so I can weld right to that.
This far...

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Old November 19th, 2020, 10:52
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Had a buddy get completely knocked out/multiple day ER visit with brain swelling from a 10mph fender bender after his head met his roll cage. I'd definitely get some good padding (either Wrangler type stuff or SFI padding) for it. No pool noodles or pipe insulation, that not only won't help you, but is a major fire hazard in a vehicle. Skin grafts aren't fun.

If you have rear passengers, headrests or more roll bar padding to prevent soft noggins from touching hard tubing would likely be appreciated.
I want to try to add headrest to the rear seat, but yeah I will also add some padding also.
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