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    Thumbs up Changing Roll Cage on '91 YJ

    Hi all, I am new to the forum and Have just bought my first Jeep. It's a '91 YJ and I wanted to change the roll cage to a family cage. Is it possible to change with a '94 YJ and how difficult is it for a newbie. I am mechanically inclined but have never done anything like this. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    can be done for sure.....should bolt right in



    only really problematic thing would be rust levels....rustier = higher difficulty level


    hope that helps
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    very doable. and i have one if you wanna buy it... 50 bucks
    If its a mechanical device i can fix it

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    Thanks for the info, picking one up, gonna give it a go

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    Well if it is rusted be prepared for some work.
    Soak all your bolts with a good penetrating lube and let sit.
    Have a small torch handy to head up the bolts, you will need this, The small propane ones are fine.
    When you put your torx driver in the head, give it a good hard strike with a hammer try and shock the rust loose. Have plenty of spare torx bits, you may break several.
    If you have an impact gun, even better.
    Heat the bolt up as hot as possible.
    No impact, use a breaker bar and QUICK SNAP it loose, steady constant pressure will not work
    Once you strip the torx heads, you have a couple options.
    Weld a bolt to the head and use that to turn them out, or if no welder
    grind the head off the bolt and drill out later.
    Hope this helps
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    ^thing1 hit it bang on...only other thing i would say is if the bolts dont come out in the first 15 min or so each, just cut em....itll take you less time to driill em later then to fight with em now.

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    thanks guys, really appreciate all the advice.

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    let us know how you make out, good luck

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