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Family Bar/rear Cage Install

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by CincyCJ5-66, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Aug 26, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

    CincyCJ5-66 New Member

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    I pick up my new to me 1966 tomorrow! Top of my list of things to do is to try to make it more safe for anyone riding. That said, I'm hoping to install a family bar in the back and 3 point seatbelts.

    Wanted to see if anyone had installed a family bar to install 3 point belts. I found this (CJ roll bar, cj family cage conversion, cj roll cage, cj5 roll bar,cj5 roll cage, jeep REAR add on cage,cj7 roll bar,cj7 roll cage,Willys roll bar,willys rear add on cage, mb roll bar,m38 roll bar, cj8 roll bar) and looks like it could work. I think If I did this, adding the belts should be easy.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Aug 26, 2021
    Jw60

    Jw60 Member: Club Foot Dad Club. 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    I've also been looking here:

    Jeep CJ-5 Family Cage Kit | D and C Extreme Industires

    Hey @neohic isn't that your jeep?

    I've been looking at family bars as well...my 2c is you want a good seat with headrest, family rollbar with frame tie in and 3point mounts.
    Then add some crumple zone on the rear with a tire carrier /gas can rack (filled only as needed or it will walk away)

    Then your brakes and steering will need gone over.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2021
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Make sure to check functionality of soft tops - especially the bows clearing the family bar as they lower down to rest on the Jeep body.
     
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  4. Aug 31, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    When I build my cages, I bend and cut the hoops while the soft top is on so I know things clear. As Boyink said - watch the bow clearance on the sides too. Your stretchers can bind things up if your not paying attention.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2021
    neohic

    neohic Gentleman Jeepist

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    It is.

    I designed the fast back and the family cage while working at D&C years ago. While I was there, the cages went out the door correct and fitting well. Over the past few years I haven’t heard great things about the quality of their parts. Same owner since I was there… can’t say I’ve got good things to say about him either. He’s knowledgeable and has plenty of parts to sell, but fabricated goods could turn into a real internet rant. Let’s just say that I’d recommend not buying their products.
     
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  6. Aug 31, 2021
    CincyCJ5-66

    CincyCJ5-66 New Member

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    Cool, thanks. I'm likely not going with a soft top (I'm going to only use in good weather with top/doors off) but will keep all this in mind.
     
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