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Old February 24th, 2016, 01:43 PM
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110 ribbed roof question

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I have a 110 with a ribbed roof and have a relatively silly question. I assume the ribs are there for structural support. If the ribs are removed do the roof sections come apart? Has anyone ever removed the ribs and added some type of flat support to give the appearance of a smooth roof?
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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:06 PM
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Better off selling the ribbed roof and getting s replacement.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:33 PM
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Why are the ribbed roofs so hated? My black one ten looked awesome in its ribbed roof glory. Is it the SD cage compatibility issue?
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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:39 PM
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The later roofs (with the flat outside) have the ribs on the inside. Without the ribs, it is just a flimsy sheet of aluminum.
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Why are the ribbed roofs so hated? My black one ten look awesome in its ribbed roof glory. Is it the SD cage compatibility issue?
They're not hated. They're just older.

But I suppose it could be an SD cage compatibility issue.
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Ribbed roof = more pleasure.
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Ribbed roof = more pleasure.
That's what my wife says.
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Hi All,
I have a 110 with a ribbed roof and have a relatively silly question. I assume the ribs are there for structural support. If the ribs are removed do the roof sections come apart? Has anyone ever removed the ribs and added some type of flat support to give the appearance of a smooth roof?
totally structural. The smooth roofs have the ribs on the underside. Later/tdci trucks again had external ribs but lower profile as they are stronger on the outside.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 03:42 PM
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No hate here. Cage compatibility is the primary concern and potentially aesthetics. As for cage, I am probably going to add a front external bar that connects to an internal cage and leave it at that. I don't care for the external cage look as much. So cage compatibility isn't a real issue either. Like I said, silly question.
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I don't care for the external cage look as much.
Me neither. Please let me know what you learn about internal cage options. Or post a thread in the "Small Projects" section about it?
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Me neither. Please let me know what you learn about internal cage options. Or post a thread in the "Small Projects" section about it?
will do though that project comes later - after I get an updated AC system installed and figure out how to keep my left leg from getting wet any time it rains. I have coined a new phrase around my house much to the amusement of my kids. "Defenders are uniquely adept at keeping the outside in"
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No hate here. Cage compatibility is the primary concern and potentially aesthetics. As for cage, I am probably going to add a front external bar that connects to an internal cage and leave it at that. I don't care for the external cage look as much. So cage compatibility isn't a real issue either. Like I said, silly question.
The SD CT cage is compatible with external ribs, if you want to go that route.
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The SD CT cage is compatible with external ribs, if you want to go that route.
What does "CT" stand for?
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Camel Trophy.
Safety Devices still offer the cage they made for those trucks.
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Send it to Brewie (here on D source), he does a bunch of the Exo cages and can get the Camel trophy SD ones (or has them in stock maybe, since he is pretty much the only one that keeps them in stock in the US).

Shortish drive from Nashville or ship it

http://lrccustoms.com
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Send it to Brewie (here on D source), he does a bunch of the Exo cages and can get the Camel trophy SD ones (or has them in stock maybe, since he is pretty much the only one that keeps them in stock in the US). Shortish drive from Nashville or ship it http://lrccustoms.com
heh - all this time and I didn't know brian had a website, and a good one at that
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I have an early ribbed roof on my 110, with a P&P full external cage.... it all fits OK with no fouling.
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I have an early ribbed roof on my 110, with a P&P full external cage.... it all fits OK with no fouling.
Yes; however, P&P doesn't fit the modus operandi of the US Defender 110 owner.
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