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Anyone have roll bar pics
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:08:20 AM »
I'm just about at that point and am looking for ideas,I can not seem to find any pics of placement of the rear bars in the trunk and am wondering how far forward some have run those bars,I plan on doing a custom 12 point with swing outs.

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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 08:17:04 PM »
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 10:02:17 AM »
Well my 40th search under roll cage show a few results but I have to say not a lot out there,I'll make sure and post lots of pics when I get on mine,just not sure yet from whom to purchase. S&W wants 975.00 for a 12 point which works out to about 580.00 for shipping to my door which to me anyways is out of the ballpark. Waiting on a price from  Autoweld and am hoping for a better price.
I did get a local price for a custom supplied and installed 12 of for ballpark 1800 which is I think real fair. But he is booked for at least 3 months 
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 10:46:27 AM »
Just type in ford pinto roll cage. There is a company on there that makes pre fab roll cage kits with free shipping.
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2015, 11:57:37 AM »
He's in Canada. That usually kills cheap/free shipping.
But yeah, do a search using ford pinto roll cage if you haven't already.
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 01:12:41 PM »
Yup expensive to be a Canuk. Yes lots on a Google search for purchase of a kit but I really wanted to see how people have done theirs and differences between how and why they did it the way they did 
My last build a 64 Fairlane I had a 6 point installed and if I ever.built another one knew what changes would happen. Myself being 6'4" and 285lbs warrants fit issues and this time I want to do it right. Thanks
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 12:29:37 AM »
I put an 8 point in my wagon. In edmonton so also a stuck canuck when it comes to easy access to parts.  Anyways, they do have a prefab kit. competition engineering makes it.  think it was 300 bucks from mopac including the main hoop. I made internal subframe connectors and tied everything together at the main hoop.  i put a swing out door bar on the drivers side with 2 sets of m/f clevises and let the skirts climb over the bar on the passenger side for fun. With heavily bolstered race seats id recommend a quick release for the steering wheel too.  there is no ingress or egress without one the other or both depending on your frame.    had to flip the arm rests side to side and chop off the pull handles to clear the bars.gonna find some late model stuff that didn't have pulls to substitute eventually...    Had to make some minor concessions to the front placement being that it's tight like a nuns muffin for a 6ft4 pilot myself and squeezing the door bars past the seats left few options. but I ran add'l plates on the outside of the front  mount point and added another plate in front of the door tied to the rockers with another support going up to the door bars.     
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 06:21:32 PM »
Now that's descriptive,thanks that left nothing out visually except the skirt and muffin. Lol

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 11:12:24 PM »
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 06:56:03 PM »
I've got a 10 point in mine, but it's not a trunk car...would that still be helpful?
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 08:47:17 AM »
Go to  http://www.izzyscustomcages.com for the best roll cages. He does mail order kits too.
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 01:19:05 PM »
I've got a 10 point in mine, but it's not a trunk car...would that still be helpful?

Absolute would be helpfull,if not for me than the next guy that does a search also,

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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 01:19:47 PM »
Go to  http://www.izzyscustomcages.com for the best roll cages. He does mail order kits too.



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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 02:31:08 AM »
Absolute would be helpfull,if not for me than the next guy that does a search also,

Ok.  I'll shoot some tomorrow.
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 04:36:36 PM »
Ok...finally had a chance to take some shots of it.

overview through the hatch



Passenger side rear:


Moving forward...


Higher in the same area


Main hoop, etc.


Can't really call 'em door bars...


Up front


You can kinda' see the halo bar....passeng er side


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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2015, 11:46:38 AM »
Entropy. Wow nice pics thanks a bunch,looks like a well done build and offers all some insight on what can be done.basically you went with a skeliton system and it looks like it will work dam good.
Lots similar that I am doing on mine except I am grafting lots into the floor and existing components of my pinto.
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2015, 12:04:26 PM »
I welded a 1x2 between the upper shock mounts and have now welded a 2x2 from the rear shackle mount and upper shock mount.

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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2015, 12:18:39 PM »
The trunk is in now and welded up solid, as you have done with a tube running from wheel well to wheel well I plan to run a 2x3 welded down solid to offer support to the upper shock mounts and from there run more 2x3's down to connect onto the subframe connectors essentially making a frame from front to back all supported with the cage to be built yet.
I got lucky , through a buddy of mine I have set it up for a retired gent that used to build cages in the past  he will come down to my garage with his bender and bend up my cage on site for me to weld in. Lots of pics to follow on that for all to see as well.

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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2015, 12:21:18 PM »
I can't remember where I was reading. The Article said that back in the 70's people would rent a pinto from Hertz and then install some kind of temporary roll bar.  They would have a cheep weekend racer. Does anyone know about that?
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Re: Anyone have roll bar pics
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2015, 12:24:43 PM »
The build zone. Lol
Also gotta ask, what rim and tire combo are you running and what rim offset

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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2015, 02:07:07 AM »
The build zone. Lol
Also gotta ask, what rim and tire combo are you running and what rim offset

Thanks again

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1972 "Hoonabout"
SBF swap
8" rear 4.11 posi
T-5 trans
10 point rollcage
Single stage NOS Cheater system

275 rwhp 350 lb/ft on motor.....some thing a bit more than that on the spray.