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Thread: Making the B Pillar removable on a 4 door.

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    A friend of mine smoked meth one time but the worst thing he did was fuck his sister. That is a better idea than this shit. Lay off the crack pipe.


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    Is this gonna be a trail only rig? If not you've opened up a can of worms for liability issues.

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    Got a new pipe, it should get better from here on out.

    Fitting the pillar takes quite a bit of test fitting. You will end up with something like this.








    The plates that will get welded on are two pieces. The pillar has a pipe running down the middle that needs to be welded to the base for strength. Trying to line that pipe up and get everything fitted without using a two step process is difficult. Below are the plates, one is flat one is bent. The notches are where the pipe will be welded, they don't look like they line up but that's how it works out due to a bend in the pipe.





    So now the flat plate is tacked to the pillar, the piece of plate was broke to match the contour of the outside of the pipe. Then reach in and weld it.







    Fit the pillar back on the jeep and then tack the angle piece of metal, then weld it to the other half of the pipe. The fill both holes and weld everything out.





    All most finished here. Just have to install sleeves to bolt though and then drill and tap the base on the jeep. I'm going to bed line it again so minor weld imperceptions will disappear.








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    Is this the same guy that drilled out his rims?

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    Interested to see where this ends up.

    Your fabrication skills are sweet. Wish I had the time and tools for projects like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by olram30 View Post
    Is this the same guy that drilled out his rims?

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    No, flange nuts in place of conical nuts always works best though when you do drill them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I think I missed the part as to why this would be a good idea to do but, it is nice of you to document what you're doing.
    Quote Originally Posted by TrainWreck618 View Post
    Ive seen b pillar chops to line up with half doors, but not all the way down. I really dont understand what the point is unless your chopping it all up to go full buggy mode. Interesting project for sure, curious to see what you do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maskale View Post
    It may end up being a train wreck. I called about 50 junk yards trying to find a scrap body they would let me cut the B pillar out so I could see how it was constructed. They wanted $300. Im just winging it here.
    I gone over this a couple times...why do you want or need a removeable B pillar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    I gone over this a couple times...why do you want or need a removeable B pillar?
    simply because I want too. no doors or factory B pillar.

    It is primarily an off-road jeep. While it still is road legal, I gets very few road miles.

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    To each their own. Pretty interesting project. Personally I would think a huge door opening is gonna look......odd. Keep us posted on how it turns out. Im intrigued.


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    You do have amazing skills. Ive never seen a chop go this far on a Jk, but Im interested in seeing where it goes. The half b plillar chops in the JKs looks sweet, so I think this could have potential for a really cool trail rig.

    Im assuming your adding the lost frame strength with the full cage?


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