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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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If you mean the whole bar then yes you'll need to bend one up.

Damn you guys are killing me.. I'm about ready to go searching for a D90 roll cage (but need to work!).

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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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Yeah, I'm thinking thats perfect for something to slot down into - then cross drill it and do a nice job of bolting it up.

I see it like in the pix - 3 main parts:

1) a bracket that is l-shaped, slots down into the channel, and bolts to the "ears"
2) a tube that is welded to the horizontal rail but bolts to the bracket
3) the top hoop that perhaps also bolts to the "ears" and perhaps has a locating peg that runs down the center of the channel as well. The end might be slightly cut off to accomodate the bracket, since you just dont know how it fits until you make a part.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:47 PM
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Aw, look at that. Mike really is a great American!

Now lets all call him a prick for not coming over to our places and installing the system for free.

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Old January 29th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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Bravo Mike!

I must say, there might even be a [small] market for this part....

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Bravo Mike!

I must say, there might even be a [small] market for this part....

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Yeah... right... like I would ever offer anything for sale or charge for anything on this site...
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Old January 29th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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thanks mike!
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That 110 is going to be sweet when it's done....and I am LOVING that garage!
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i hope i can wrap it up in time for spring/summer. i just got some prices from pendy on an automatic conversion kit. installed the windshield cage section yesturday. that went alot smoother than i thought. bolted right up to the bulkhead and fits like a glove. i am still concerned about the pillar cross bar. mike at ecr was gracious to send me the image of the br110 but it's hard to make out. pretty dark pic. i have an idea in mind that i believe will work. i will keep you guys posted on progress.
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nice work Mark ! Looks very cool. Are you going to have a top made or run topless ?
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I Think I Will Fit A Bikini Or Surrey. I Don't Want To Fork Out The Big$$ For A Badger Custom.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Surrey is the way to go. You can make one easily out of two old tickford or bestops. I made one for my D90 from a bestop and it looks great.

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You could also cut up and resize a fiberglass top if you wanted to ensure you had a winter top for it. It seems like it would just entail lenghtening the top and shortening the side panels.

What would a beach runner top from badger cost anyway? do you know?
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Surrey is the way to go. You can make one easily out of two old tickford or bestops. I made one for my D90 from a bestop and it looks great.

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Got pics/more info on how to do this? I got an old bestop that I want to turn into a Surrey
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I'm not sure I have any specific pictures, but I'll see what I can dig up. Basically I cut off the windows and sewed on additional straps for the sides. I screwed in some male snap on connectors to the side bars to have the same functionality as the rear. Everything else remains the same.

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I looked but don't have any pictures. Don't expect to have it fitted for a few months either. Sorry.

Mark, what year D90 did the cage come from, a 95? I see you have the internal horizontal pieces which my '94 doesn't have.

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the cage came from a 94 st. i like the extra support from those horizontal pieces. more progress to come. couldn't work on it last night.
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side runners are being fabbed and should be installed early next week. i just need to make a template for the pillar bar. i am glad that i have a steel company 1/10th of a mile from me! drove it around the building today for the first time. she's cold blooded but seems to handle surprisingly very well. more to come soon.
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just sized up my 2-surrey tops. just need to cut the extra out of the middle and have it stiched together. boy i think it will look really good with that surrey once that is on. getting pretty excited on how it's going to turn out. looking for some disco1 alloys. if anyone has any......
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:43 AM
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Mark, did you get my email a few days ago? Just wondering as the last three emails I sent through the site yeilded no responses - not sure if there is a problem or no-one wants to reply to me

I'm very excited for you too, as this is something I want to do as well.

Re alloys, just a warning that I borrowed some D90 alloys while cleaning up my steelies, and the front hubs bottomed out on the alloys before seating properly so I couldn't use them. Don't know if Disco alloys are deeper, but beware. Probably nothing a dremel wouldn't solve though.

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