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Old 04-27-2018, 07:01 AM
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ROLL CAGE

im going to be putting in a roll cage in my bird.just wanted to see what otheres have done in there cars.so please post pics of ur car with a cage installed..
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:37 AM
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Re: ROLL CAGE

All my pics are on photobucket which is being a really POS lately but I bought the Competition Engineering 6pt kit and then added in a swing out door kit and had custom rear hatch bars made up so that I could reuse my rear seats. Ill see if I can find pics.
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All my pics are on photobucket which is being a really POS lately but I bought the Competition Engineering 6pt kit and then added in a swing out door kit and had custom rear hatch bars made up so that I could reuse my rear seats. Ill see if I can find pics.

what did all of it cost grand total

local chassis shop by me quoted me a starting price of $2200 with $400 extra in swingouts
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Re: ROLL CAGE

I used a S&W cage kit.
I used the A-pillar bars going thru the dash.

Pics here
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/orga...ars-cages.html
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/inte...cs-full-4.html
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Re: ROLL CAGE

If you have a basic 6 point roll bar or a full cage, the back seats are only there for cosmetic reasons. They won't be safe to use or easy to get into. If you don't put the back crossbar in just to allow access into the rear then the roll bar/cage is dead weight and won't pass a tech inspection.

Roll cage kits are cheap. S&W makes one of the better kits and none are a 100% perfect fit. Tubes will need to be cut and notched to fit depending on exactly where you place the tubes.

$2200 for a full cage sounds pretty good. Depends on how much interior needs to be removed and reinstalled. Depends if it has forward tubes through the firewall. Most chassis shops will charge $100-$150 per point to weld in a cage but a good cage will have more than the basic tubes. If it's custom made, add in the cost of material and time to bend the tubes. There's a lot of extra pieces left over as scrap after bending tubes.

Although not required to pass an 8.50 cert, my cage has a lot of extra tubes and they all serve a purpose.

My cage has sill bars, knee (dash) bar. The door bars are X'ed. I have a roof diagonal. With the car having a back half, there's also a lot more tubes behind the driver. I do not have forward tubes through the firewall. I do not have interior or a factory dash that the A-pillar tubes need to go around or through. I have a tubular framework that's welded to the cage that the seat is attached to. The seat is not attached to the floor.

Here's the link to my cage. I did the seat framework later.
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/fabr...roll-cage.html
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Re: ROLL CAGE

yea, fortunately for me S&W racecars is only a 2 hour drive from my house...and an 8 minute drive from my In-Laws house. If I get teh 406 engine I am dreaming of and get everything dialed in and run fast enough.. I'll need a 6 point bar/cage to passs tech for sure. I would probably drive my car over to S&W and speak to them about it in person.. and probably wind up paying them to fully install it so it is absolutely correct for tech and for safety.

I would ONLY do a 6 point setup, probably with swingouts, because this car is first and foremost a street car. I don't want a cage, more of a 6 point bar setup with swingouts installed only to pass tech on track days.
I apologize if I hijacked this thread in any way, figured maybe my questions and your guys's answers might help the original poster (and me)
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