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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2001, 08:36 PM
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roll cage?

Now that my "chick magnet" has been raised, I think it's time for a roll cage. I would like to have a 6 pt cage that covers the back as well as the front. I would also like to keep all my factory parts (i.e. the targa top). I have looked at the cage from petroworks and it looks like it may fit the bill. But so does the one from calmini. I am not a welder nor do I know one so the bolt on sounds good to me. Does anyone have or know anyone that has the petroworks cage? Can I keep my cars body intact? Is there another option that I am missing?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2001, 11:01 AM
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Re: roll cage?

Larry harris (guru of izook) has put one in his rig

here is the write up of it

you can email him and ask him questions about it...

me personally I have a davesport cage in mine.... and I really like it, and have no desire to test it out....

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Re: roll cage?

I've got a Davesport cage in mine and am happy with it. I haven't had to test it yet though. I just had a guy I know do the welding (I've got a welder also, but he does it for a living).

I can run the targa bar with no problems and the rear "family" hoop works as the rear support for the soft top. I went with this one because I liked how the front hoop uses straight tubing going to the floor unlike the Petroworks cage. It also has the dash bar for added lateral support. I also like how the rear supports mount to the corners behind the wheelwell instead of on the wheelwell. It's a PITA to get the hole drilled but has a lot of support since it mounts into a section where many body seams tie together.

I am currently planning on adding a bar behind the front seats for 5 pt harnesses and adding a spreader bar for side protection when the doors are off.

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