September 24, 2018, 03:43:02 PM

Author Topic: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!  (Read 169 times)

Offline Tbkonwso

pretty much done bolt on just like the m2/Raceshop bar

Roll Bar Features and Highlights
*1.75" Tubing with 0,.095 Wall Thickness according to NASA Pro Racing regulation
*Dom Mild Steel Construction
*Lateral Single Diagonal
*Structural X Brace
*Build in Harness Bar
*Retains full interior (need to remove strut bar cover to install)
*retains oem rear strut bar
*raw finish so you can powder coat the color of your choice

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Re: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 07:49:59 AM »
That looks like a really nice piece!
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Online Cobranut

Re: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
How much. and how does it ship?

Does this come fully welded?
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Offline Tbkonwso

Re: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 06:53:57 PM »
i paid 1200 for it from our local shop here that had it made.

its a bolt on cage two piece design

here some close up shot of the weld

i should get it back from the powder coater very soon.




Offline MPbdy

Re: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 07:02:10 PM »
I've always wondered on FD's why the main hoop doesn't go down through the bins instead at an angle right behind the driver?

Not a critique of your bar, looks really nicely made!

That union is up at the main hoop for the two bars going back to the shock towers?

Offline wickedrx7

Re: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 07:21:58 PM »
I've always wondered on FD's why the main hoop doesn't go down through the bins instead at an angle right behind the driver?


It would be impossible to install without hacking the crap out of the bins.

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Offline Tbkonwso

Re: got tired of waiting for a Raceshop rollbar replica so we made our own!
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 07:37:10 PM »
I've always wondered on FD's why the main hoop doesn't go down through the bins instead at an angle right behind the driver?

Not a critique of your bar, looks really nicely made!

That union is up at the main hoop for the two bars going back to the shock towers?

^ yea most people relocated their battery to the bin as well! space is very valuable on FD lol

it was the only way to retain full interior without cutting it up.

the people that cuts up and remove the entire rear interior will probably weld their full cage anyways so the need is very different.

on the right side we bend the bar as back as possible coming down at bit of an angle to give the passenger seat 1/2" more room to slide back compared to M2 bar where the cross over bar meets. we also increased the thickness of the backing plate for the front because the M2 one was a bit thin. (the FD floor pan isnt the strongest)

the M2 bar is a very nice bar made by Larry it was very hard to make any improvement over it. We copy the 2 piece design idea and the cross over bar and added the GT3 style X bar to the back to finish it off that.

i will try to weight the entire bar to see how much the weight is.

m2 was chromoly im not to sure the wall thickness is on the m2 but does anyone happen to know the weight of m2 bar so i can compare?

Thanks


Offline Tbkonwso

and its done