Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver and

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Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver and

Post by DockRocker » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:21 pm

I know that the cross bar is somewhat structural as it gives support to the rockers but the civi units do not have the. I think they have some rocker protection built in from what I have read.

If you were to removed the cross bar it would open up a whole new world of seating options. Some reclining suspension seats would be awesome up front. Has anyone ever attempted anything like this?

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Re: Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver

Post by 86humv » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:11 am

It would probably be ok if removed from the drivers side only if you had a hard top which would stiffen things up all around.
The Civi ones that are not there also have the batteries located under hood.
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Re: Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver

Post by Retired War Horses » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:23 am

It would make a diff to remove from the pass side anyway, the seat sits on the battery box...unless you did a full conversion and moved batteries to under the hood as an H1 does.
Simple not worth it IMO. But the brace being cut on the drivers side should be fine....till you get T-boned.
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Re: Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver

Post by jdmcm » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:26 pm

Mine was cut out on both sides when I got it, I moved my batteries under the passenger rear seat and installed the adjustable high back driver bases on both sides, makes it pretty comfy. I have the slantback top with turret support and have never noticed any problems in rigidity
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Post by M818A3 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:15 pm

Yes they did make a kit. You do not remove the cross bar. The part kit was a chunk of aluminum that had the same shape/angle as the rear of a high back seat. You cut a part of the brace away and this part bolted to the cross bar. This allowed you to move the seat all the way back. The part filled in the cross bar and was braced against the trans tunnel and the door post. I found this kit from a Hummer dealer. I used to have a part number but lost it. If i remember it was a "B" Pillar modification kit. Do not cut that brace out!!!!


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Re: Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver and

Post by Lionel » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 am

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Re: Anyone ever remove or change cross bar behind the driver and

Post by Lionel » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:07 pm

I have one of these and I don't believe it is aluminum. Looks like brass or a brass alloy. Way to heavy for aluminum. I'd post a pic, but I don't have picture hosting, so if anyone needs pics, shoot me a pm.

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