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Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: gatorfrey ()
Date: August 19, 2011 08:35PM

Phil has a early camero roll bar in his vair, but did say it is a tight fit.
Has anyone tried one for a vega in a late model? If so, are there any pictures or comments on the fit?

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 19, 2011 08:38PM

Why not just get one made?

Where are you located?

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: gatorfrey ()
Date: August 20, 2011 05:01AM

I am in Houston.
Why? Cost.
From what I understand, it costs far less to buy one from Summet or Jegs, and adapt it in, compared to scratch building one.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: August 20, 2011 05:38AM

Good luck trying to fit one. Ever heard the addage: "penny wise and dollar foolish"?
Have one made it will cost you less in time , money and agrivation.
Just my opinion and experience.

Joe

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: August 20, 2011 05:49AM

Mock one up out of exhaust pipe, take it to a welding shop or freind with welder. Much easier than trying to build one and fight the car as you go.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 20, 2011 06:19AM

Really easiest to buy a Jeg's kit...take my word for it.

Tight fit yes, but for sure doable...my car proves that!

I would say an 8-10 point custom fabrication is a grand.

What matters the most is you have a qualified welder on hand.

Plus use lots of gussets and heavy duty sandwiching at all down tubes.


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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: rfw66 ()
Date: August 20, 2011 06:27AM

Having built dragsters in the 70's, retrofitting any roll cage/roll bar is not only time consuming, it is also not the best option and can be dangerous. You do not want to cut your main hoop at all!
Why are you putting a roll bar in your car.... Safety, you say?
Then be safe and purchase or have built, a correct, proper roll bar/roll cage for YOUR car. This is not a place to spend the least amount you can! In a crash at speed, your life is hanging by the integrity of the construction of your "safety cage.
Just ask Dave Clemons about his crash in the hill climb last year.
Lots of survivors of race car crashes owe their lives to having the proper "equipment" !
What is your life and limb worth?
Rant over

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 20, 2011 06:47AM

If you know what your doing and have a qualified welder you'll be fine.

FYI: My cage is rated for 300 MPH by SCTA-BNI and us backyard mechanics built it.

If you have any questions call me. (661) 433-3664

GATOR: Send me your e-mail...lots of roll cage pictures.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: Gary Hoffman ()
Date: August 20, 2011 07:41AM

Do you want a rollcage, or a roll bar?

Autopower makes a rollbar for LM Corvairs (with our without the diagonal and with or without the horizontal shoulder harness bar). Very happy with how it works.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: nyciti ()
Date: August 20, 2011 06:45PM

A jegs 78-87 g-body one will fit also.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: August 20, 2011 08:45PM

Fast forward to 2:30 into this video you'll see why you want a roll cage for serious racing. Yes, that's a Corvair going end-to-end during the Silver State Challenge.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: xb9rumble ()
Date: August 21, 2011 11:07AM

I believe a good price from a reputable shop is around $100 a point. Well worth it.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 21, 2011 01:41PM

Picture above is 10 years old.

Here is post Earnhardt head restraint.

Plus this year HANS is a required safety device.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: Beach House Guru ()
Date: December 03, 2019 06:35PM

Does anyone have a picture of an Autopower rollbar in a LM corvair? I want to put in LM convertible but even an uninstalled pic would help!

Thanks!
"Murph"

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: 65180 ()
Date: December 05, 2019 12:23PM

Rhodes Race Cars roll bars. Check out Summit. From a single rear loop with diagonal rear bars to full cages and everything in between. If you have a mig welder and can weld, it is DYI Put one in my car in an afternoon.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 06, 2019 04:43AM

P/M to BHG!!

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: December 06, 2019 04:53AM

Phil do you have a pic of the Autopower bar? Would like one in my vert as well but haven’t seen many pics.

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Re: Roll bar fit in a late model
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: December 07, 2019 06:41AM

Here is a photo of one I saw on the web somewhere. No idea about what it is but it doesn’t look too bad.

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