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Woody3
01-03-2014, 03:49 AM
Hello all,

I'm in the beginning stages of looking for a weld in cage. I know most of the time cheaper isn't better but I also don't want to spend more than needed just to say I have "X" brand cage. That being said, I really like the price of the blue torch fab cage. What are your thoughts on this particular cage? I would add my own spreader bar behind the front seats and at the rear of the cage.

Btw, this is for a 97 TJ.

P.S. while we are talking about blue torch fab, what are your thoughts on their tube fender kit?

Thank you much,

Woody


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pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 03:58 AM
I did this kit in my tj, and added rear supports to it
Thought it was an excellent kit for the $
62560
This was before finishing the paint on it

Woody3
01-03-2014, 04:00 AM
Did u fab the rear bars and grab handles yourself?


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pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 04:13 AM
^ yes, I ordered extra dom from btf and I got 4 of their grab handles ($5 each) and then cut and notched them to the front and rear

pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 04:16 AM
I didn't want the typical bow out rear support, because backseat is for small children (headroom not important) but I wanted my trektop fastback to still work with it
62563

Woody3
01-03-2014, 04:38 AM
^ yes, I ordered extra dom from btf and I got 4 of their grab handles ($5 each) and then cut and notched them to the front and rear



Awesome, thank you for your help. Do you own a notcher or did you use the backyard approach with an angle grinder?



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Woody3
01-03-2014, 04:40 AM
I didn't want the typical bow out rear support, because backseat is for small children (headroom not important) but I wanted my trektop fastback to still work with it
62563


I'll hijack my own thread for a sec.... How do you get stuff out of the side mounted ammo cans without everything falling out?


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pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 04:48 AM
Lol, good question! The bigger items go in the side cans, jumper cables, 2 tow straps, and 2- air hoses. tools go in the top 2 cans

Woody3
01-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Thank you for your help.


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pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 04:57 AM
Awesome, thank you for your help. Do you own a notcher or did you use the backyard approach with an angle grinder?



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I don't have a notcher, but a friend does :thumbup:
Straight pipe was 46 1/8" inside dim, notched 2 1/4" both sides, b to c pieces were 22" long, 2 1/4" notch one side, 1 3/4" other end, both at 22.5 degrees

Woody3
01-03-2014, 05:01 AM
I have access to a bender "non kink style" but not a notcher. I'll have to ask around to see if I can find someone local who has one I can use for a couple days. I'd rather not use an angle grinder for notching. Lol


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pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 05:04 AM
Harbor freight has one, its cheap, and you will have to replace the hole saws often, but it does the trick, you use it with a drill press

Woody3
01-03-2014, 05:10 AM
Great, thanks for the heads up. I do have a drill press.


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pvanweelden
01-03-2014, 05:14 AM
Practice with pvc pipe first with your angle notches, a lot cheaper than screwing up with dom!

Woody3
01-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Great advice, thanks.


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Woody3
01-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Does anyone have experience with their tube fender kit?


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