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Old 12-20-2010, 01:32 AM
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Ned roll bar,roll cage help in a g-body

Hey guys Im looking for help on putting a cage roll bar etc something in my monte carlo.I don't see the car doing under 10 sec in the near future but,I flipped a car awhile back&then I was with my old man&we flipped his truck&he broke his neck.Luckily I only got a cut on the same hand both time&my neck&back hurts allmost everyday But Im alive&wanna stay that way!The other nite we had freezing rain we went in a ditch.Got pulled out parked the car&rode home In a 4x4 truck&he went in the ditch my road was closed off because a car flipped&in the past year I know of 3 cars that have flipped on my road(I live in the country on a loooong dark road).Anyhow Im looking to put something in that I wont block getting in the door or wont require me removing the back seat.Something I could use when my car gets quicker for regulation would be nice but not as much as just getting something in there to help.I know little about roll cages just started looking not too long ago.Id really appreciate any help thanks guys!

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:30 AM
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Here's some help on a 5 or 6 point rollbar, not rollcage, but rollbar. If you want to use a removeable or swing-out side bar for ease of entry/exit, get a 2010 NHRA Rulebook from for 10 bucks. There are several ways to do it and the details are too extensive to cover here.
As far as still using the back seat, make a decision. Do you want to use the back seat or do you want a rollbar? In order for the rollbar to be effective, it needs the crossbar that runs from one side of the car to the other to mount your shoulder belts. That's what gets in the way of someone getting in the back seat.

If I were installing a rollbar in a unibody car, I would also install subframe connectors and D-bars. This will stiffen the car up considerably. The D-bar connects from the intersection of the main hoop (B-bar) and the crossbar and goes diagonally down to the subframe connector. This further incumbers entry/exit into the back seat, but like I have said in the past, you either have a safe rollbar installation or you have entry/exit to the back seat. Make a choice.
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