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Old 12-14-2011, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by graydog
Nice looking work, but you have another SERIOUS problem:
The roll bars as shown in 2nd photo have no strength and will fold down on your head in the event of a roll over. For them to have any strength, they must form triangles. Parallelograms and rectangles will collapse. It's not too late to add some more bars to make it strong.

Thanks for your concern Graydog, this project's goal is to be street legal but it is principally a parade vehicle. Those are not rollbars you see on the upper rear section of the basket, there will be a piece of PVC pipe running between the curled sections to make it look like the push handle on a typical grocery cart.

There will be seat belts for some level of safety, but only a few "responsible" drivers will be operating this contraption and the number one rule will be "don't do anything stupid". It will be more show than go. Lots of chrome, LED lighting, big tires, flame-thrower exhaust, etc. All while keeping it under 35 mph. Mostly a rolling billboard for my son-in-laws family grocery store.
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