Rollcage - Placement of crossbar behind OEM Dash and Gauges?

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shoedoos

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Jul 3, 2012
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Has anybody managed to run a cross bar in behind the gauges in an OEM Dash and still have everything work?

I want to run all the factory gauges and speedo cable and also have the cross bar run between the downbars on a rollcage in a Malibu.....

Heater/Aircon is gone, just worried the bar will interfere with things on the driver side?
 
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shoedoos

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Jul 3, 2012
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I was going to run the down bars through the dash pad.....then hope to run the cross bar contoured across the firewall....just not sure how much room will be left for the speedo cable and wiring to back of the gauges?
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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I guess you will be fabricating your own cage then cause I have not seen any prefrabricated cage extend into the dash area.
 
bob64

bob64

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It's possible but that's alot of work. I know that l've had my hand an part of my arm up behind the cluster.

If your heater and system is out then passenger side is easy. Only thing on drivers side is the parking brake framing an fusebox that could be in the way of routing it to floor. But behind dash there is room to run it across firewall.

Down the A pillar into the dash and across firewall and back up the other A pillar would work.

Not sure why you wish to go to all that work, but not my car.
 
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shoedoos

Master Mechanic
Jul 3, 2012
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I've already cured the park brake pedal assembly by spacing it out on an angle and it clears the down bar and functions as if it were OEM. The cross bar was the part I am worried about because I haven't got the dash handy to check fitment at present.....sounds like I am fine though....cheers for the replies
 
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shoedoos

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Jul 3, 2012
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^^^^ very nice

my plans are to street the car.....with a little bit of playing on track....
 

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