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I have a shop local to me that has told me before that they could bend up a rollbar for my MJ. I have decided that I want a rollbar and will probably make it happen. Mind you, I will likely only be buying one if it is priced close to or less than an OEM one.

 

That said, who here would be interested in one (could sell a weld yourself kit where you weld the kickers to the main hoop to save on shipping costs) and at what price point would you be interested in buying one?

 

I would venture to guess that I could probably get some bent up for much less than an OEM rollbar costs.

 

So far, I have potential interest in 6 LWB rollbars and 8 SWB rollbars (including mine)

 

My goal with these is to have them so they are identical to an OEM rollbar, I don't want them to look like an aftermarket one.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, krustyballer16 said:

This would be awesome. But I don't see it happening for less than an oem one. Not under $500. Not under $700. Maybe $1000 for an exact copy, maybe. But I'm doubtful.

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I agree that it would be awesome. 

With this shop, they also build custom reproduction frames for 35-40 Fords. They will put in a custom in-house fabricated Mustang II front suspension. The complete frame with Mustang II front suspension was somewhere was around $2,000-$3,000 when my dad build a 40 Ford a couple of years ago. We are also friends with the owner, so I hope we could get a good deal on them.

Then more people would need brackets too. :brows:

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 think most of your cost is going to be r&d messing up tubes and what not. once you have the plan figured out you just bend a bunch of tubes and sell them for profit. I think a DIY kit would be the way to go. 

also you can put me down for a lwb :thanks:

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I agree that it would be awesome. 
With this shop, they also build custom reproduction frames for 35-40 Fords. They will put in a custom in-house fabricated Mustang II front suspension. The complete frame with Mustang II front suspension was somewhere was around $2,000-$3,000 when my dad build a 40 Ford a couple of years ago. We are also friends with the owner, so I hope we could get a good deal on them.
Then more people would need brackets too. :brows:
Ok, that makes it more plausible. Thought it was just a shop that could "bend tubing" that had no idea what they were getting in to lol.


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41 minutes ago, Jesse J said:

for a diy or assembled. also including shipping? 

I drive to northern WI every year for Christmas, so in my case, I'd just pick it up. I'd think shipping an assembled bar would be a bit pricy. Of course I'd LOVE to have one assembled, AND including mounting plates/hardware for the $500, but...

A DIY kit sounds like a better option in the long run. 

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4 hours ago, Jesse J said:

 think most of your cost is going to be r&d messing up tubes and what not. once you have the plan figured out you just bend a bunch of tubes and sell them for profit. I think a DIY kit would be the way to go. 

also you can put me down for a lwb :thanks:

Already had you down. I agree with the DIY kits. 

 

3 hours ago, krustyballer16 said:

Ok, that makes it more plausible. Thought it was just a shop that could "bend tubing" that had no idea what they were getting in to lol.


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Yeah, these are some great guys too. The owner used to race in NASCAR in the 60s. 

 

1 hour ago, mjben said:

I'd be willing to spend ~$500 on a LWB one...

That’s around the price point that I am hoping to get them for. Less would be great though. 

8 minutes ago, mjben said:

I drive to northern WI every year for Christmas, so in my case, I'd just pick it up. I'd think shipping an assembled bar would be a bit pricy. Of course I'd LOVE to have one assembled, AND including mounting plates/hardware for the $500, but...

A DIY kit sounds like a better option in the long run. 

I agree with the shipping aspect, and I’m sure a disassembled bar would be much easier. 

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5 minutes ago, fiatslug87 said:

Yes, you can kind of see the location here. The plates have a radius to follow the wheel well arch.

 

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4 minutes ago, Jesse J said:

very cool. Is that yours bc if it is you should measure it up and give it to 89:L:

:yeahthat:

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Before you get too far into this, I’m going to point out that Jeep called them Sportbars for a reason. They won’t do anything for you in the event of a rollover, unless you’re planning on making them out of much thicker tube than the factory used, and even then it’s pretty questionable. Most of us know this, but still. CYOA.

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35 minutes ago, gogmorgo said:

Before you get too far into this, I’m going to point out that Jeep called them Sportbars for a reason. They won’t do anything for you in the event of a rollover, unless you’re planning on making them out of much thicker tube than the factory used, and even then it’s pretty questionable. Most of us know this, but still. CYOA.

I just like them for the cosmetic look. I call them both, I just normally type rollbar. 

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37 minutes ago, 89 MJ said:

I just like them for the cosmetic look. I call them both, I just normally type rollbar. 

I’m just saying that for liability reasons if it’s not actually a rollover protection structure, you probably shouldn’t be calling it a rollbar. But like, your call I guess.

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9 hours ago, gogmorgo said:

I’m just saying that for liability reasons if it’s not actually a rollover protection structure, you probably shouldn’t be calling it a rollbar. But like, your call I guess.

Gotcha. 

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