ROLL CAGE OR ROLL BAR

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vanceoutlaw

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Oct 14, 2020
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NEED SOME OPINIONS ON A ROLL CAGE OR BAR FOR A 78 MONTE CARLO GOING TO BE STREET DRIVEN SETTING UP FOR AUTOCROSS BUT WILL SEE THE DRAG STRIP HAVIG TO RELPACE MOST OF THE PLASTIC ON THE INSIDE DUE TO SITTING (EVEN INSIDE A BUILDING) WANT ATLEAST A 6 POINT TO HELP TIE THE FRAME UP TO SUGGESTIONS FROM THERE,AND IF ANYONE OFFERS A CLOSE GOOD FITTING KIT THAT FITS GOOD AROUND FACTORY DOOR PANELS I WANT TO USE AND KEEP THE BACKSEAT HAVE KIDS THAT WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS . THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE
 

lilbowtie

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Jan 7, 2006
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I wish I'd put a full cage instead of the 6 point at the time, but here are a couple pic's that kept the back seat and the trunk open. If your going full cage I have some other suggestions for you.

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scoti

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Will it be a 'true' street car or a track car that gets driven occasionally on the street?

Climbing around bars of a cage would likely get old for a car that's driven regularly. Plus, there's the issue w/steel tubing/bars near your noggin w/no helmet for protection.

A roll-bar can help tie the frame together, have additional margin of safety vs. stock frame only, offer locating anchors for autocross type harnesses, & can be built so the no-helmet usage is not a safety issue for the street.

If you're @ a track event of some sort every weekend, that's one thing (cage). If you might do 3-4 events a year & pound the streets on the regular that's another (roll bar).
 
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vanceoutlaw

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I wish I'd put a full cage instead of the 6 point at the time, but here are a couple pic's that kept the back seat and the trunk open. If your going full cage I have some other suggestions for you.

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I wish I'd put a full cage instead of the 6 point at the time, but here are a couple pic's that kept the back seat and the trunk open. If your going full cage I have some other suggestions for you.

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I wanted to talk to you I love the way you did the rear bars that’s the way I want mine did you run them to the frame behind the tire you have any pictures of the front bars and how they cleared the seat and arm rests I’m gonna make my cross bar bolt in so when we’re street driving my kids can ride safer
 

vanceoutlaw

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Oct 14, 2020
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Will it be a 'true' street car or a track car that gets driven occasionally on the street?

Climbing around bars of a cage would likely get old for a car that's driven regularly. Plus, there's the issue w/steel tubing/bars near your noggin w/no helmet for protection.

A roll-bar can help tie the frame together, have additional margin of safety vs. stock frame only, offer locating anchors for autocross type harnesses, & can be built so the no-helmet usage is not a safety issue for the street.

If you're @ a track event of some sort every weekend, that's one thing (cage). If you might do 3-4 events a year & pound the streets on the regular that's another (roll bar).
That’s what I’m thinking you said it perfect, I think a 6 point would be perfect for my application with a bolt in cross bar
 

lilbowtie

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Yes - behind the tires. The full cage really stiffens the frame but I understand if you don't want to go that far.

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shoedoos

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carnutjw

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Ludicrously expensive IMO, but basic design with bolt in crossbar would preserve back seat access
 
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