I marked all the areas that needed to be cut… I also removed the glove box and passenger side speaker, and pulled the wire harness away from the sides.
a little bit of sawzall action….
Here is what I cut out of the bottom section. It was really hard to tell by the instructions but hopefully if you are going to install one of these this picture will help.
Here is what it looked like once all the sections were cut out of the passenger side.
Next I had to trim the edges of the dash. Basically I just trimmed all the overhand off to make the side flush with the tab.
Next it was time to drill the mounting holes in the door pinch seam. I had a small panic attack and was just about to call Or-Fab and tell them they forgot to send my template when I found it inside one of the bars….
To drill the holes you will probably need to remove the door hinges. I marked the holes with a silver sharpe. You will need a 7/16th drill bit to drill the holes in the seam. You will only need to mark and drill the bottom hole if you are mounting the floor tie in kit.
Next I had a brief pause while I sent everything to be rhino lined. I had them do the pieces of the Or-Fab cage before install and then took the whole jeep back the next day so that they could finish it up. With the angles of the cage I thought that it would be best if some parts were sprayed before being installed.
Back from the 1st rhino lining session……time for the install