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07-03-2011 01:18 AM Roll Bar continued
The seat belt top anchor needs to be between 460 to 600mm above the H point, the H point is 70mm form the base of the seat straight up & 128mm from the back of the seat forward. It must be between 140mm to 500mm from the centre of the seat outward. This makes the top anchor about 100mm above your shoulder if your 5 foot 6" high Average world height for men.
Photo 1: Acquired a smaller size tube couldn't get it perfect so I had to split it down the middle, spread it apart and welded it in Photo 2: I drilled holes in the large pipe to weld the smaller pipe in so I could keep the straight edge. Photo 3: Pipe finished




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07-03-2011 01:00 AM Roll Bar continued
Roll Bar may not be the correct name as it is mainly for the safety belt top support bracket more than roll protection but if it works for both all's good, As I don't have pipe cutters I used a hose clip to get a good straight cut as in Photo one, Took to the pipe with a cut off wheel 1mm thick, cut like a knife through butter Photo 2, Sat the two ends on top of each other to ensure the match was good enough for me. This was done only so the top half could be chrome plated as it needs more bling.


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03-14-2011 01:23 AM Roll Bar
I became a grand-dad last week big thrill flew to New Zealand for a hold; the boss has stayed there for a few months so I'm a bachelor until the end of April. Will end up back there in a few weeks more than likely
Photo 1 Grand Son Tyler 6.8
Photo 2 Right hand side cut out
Photo 3 Roll Bar in place before welding, I have welded it in and still needs to have gussets added to strengthen the frame



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03-14-2011 01:09 AM Roll Bar
There are few rules in New Zealand about building a car, the date you start the build whatever the laws that has been put in at this time must be applied to the car. So safety belts across the lap and diagonal from the shoulder must be installed. This makes it a bite difficult when building an open vehicle especially a T-Bucket as you sit higher than the back of the car & the belt must be above the shoulder so the easiest way is to add a roll bar & incorporated the safety belts in the riser so it's above the shoulder.
Side impact steel reinforcing in all fiberglass cars this makes adding a roll bar a bit easier as I don't need to take the bar to the chassis. If I had waited a few more years airbags would have needed to be added also.
Photo 1 Roll Bar manufactured from 2 ½" od 1/4" wall thickness tried bending it with my pipe bender broke the form so sent it out to be bent.
Photo 2 I cut the ends out to fit around the inside frame.
Photo 3 Fitted to bucket before welding.



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03-11-2011 09:20 PM Steering Wheel
Have been looking at steering wheels for some time now found this one at Repco the price started at $150 a month ago and was reduced to $49.95 in a sale this weekend what a score.
Even better the hub that was donated to me a few years ago fitted the steering wheel & the shaft.
Photo 1 Hole cut through the fire wall and steering shaft added top brackets need to be replaced just temp at the moment
Photo 2 New steering wheel
Photo 3 close up of steering wheel



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