: Bolt in roll cage...
May 8th, 00, 06:36 AM
I am thinking of installing a bolt in roll cage... Jeg's sells an 8 point unit and a bolt in installation kit. Just wondering if anyone has done this.. or a weld in for that matter. I am running a fuel cell in the trunk and hope that is doesn't have to be moved. I don't have a welder and really don't want to dissassmle the interior... My car is just a fast street/strip car, not a dedicated racer. More for the look and some protection and reinforcement. Suggestions please. The roll cage is about 180.00 and the bolt in kit is about 60.00 Is there ususally much cuttng and final fitment involved???
May 8th, 00, 01:08 PM
There will be alot of cutting and trimming involved. I did it once, will never do again. I paid someone to put the 5 pt in one of my current camaros. He used chrome moly, heli-arc welds look awesome. $600. Well worth it.
67 410sb 11.63 @117.6
May 9th, 00, 12:25 AM
to put in a roll bar in hard enough, but to put in a roll cage, it's even harder. if i was you, i'd scratch the bolt in kit. your going to have to weld the kit together anyhow, so you might as well weld it to the frame. also, if you take it to the track, i'm not sure, but i don't think they allow bolt in roll bars after a certain speed, infact, they might not allow them at all. you may want to check. as for a roll bar company, i tubbed my car with a products from s&w. it's good quality stuff at a good price. infact there cheaper the jegs and i like there stuff better then jegs. i never liked buying stuff from a company that sells everything and anything, especially roll bars/cages. s&w sells and makes chassis kits/ cars, the whole thing. you may want to check with them. for what jegs will sell you what your talking about, you can buy a 10 point cage from s&w for 199.95, a 8 point roll bar will cost you 149.95. so think about it, they treated me very well.
May 9th, 00, 12:29 AM
i forgot something. there is a chassis engineering dealer down in irvine, ky., by the name of roger puckett, roger's speed and custom( www.rogersracecars.com). (http://www.rogersracecars.com).)
you may want to check with him, seeing he's closer to home for you.
May 9th, 00, 02:32 AM
Hey bruce do you have an addy for s&w? Thanx
May 9th, 00, 04:42 AM
ask and you shall recieve. the address is: www.swracecars.com (http://www.swracecars.com)
like i said earlier, there very good people to deal with. never had any problems.
i bought everything to tubbed out my car from them and it was all very good quality stuff.
May 9th, 00, 05:42 AM
Thanx bruce for the addy. By the way the other site is a good one also. Lots of good stuff there as well. Thanx again
May 9th, 00, 09:24 AM
Ok.... so if I have a 6 or 8 point welded in, (I do not know how to weld, and I doubt that this would be a good place to start.) What should I expect to pay??? It looks like I can get a nice 8 point for $110.00 from S$W. Where would I go for this type of work, and would I need to remove all of the interior? I really want a roll bar, but I want to make sure I can get it installed at a reasonable price before I go this direction with the $$$. I suppose the bolt in really wasn't such a great idea in retrospect. Please give some light on the install subject.
May 11th, 00, 12:20 AM
i would check around your area to see if any body shops can weld the roll bar in for you. they can be a pain in the neck to weld and some final cutting or notching may be needed, so pick a good body shop. i really can't tell you how much it will cost, because i work at a place that has a lot of very good welders and they like to do that kind of stuff for either food or beer. i can weld, but not as good as them. i would also reccomend that the body shop or whom ever, use a mig or tig welder to install it for you. yes, most of the interior will have to be removed, in fact, i'd say all of it to be safe. sparks don't care about your interior, and you risk the chance of getting something burnt up or even the worse, something on fire. be safe, and remove it. the idea of a bolt in is ok, but i feel that if your going through all that work to weld the roll bar, you might as well have it welded in. i just got a new book from s&w and they now make a bolt in kit for a mustang and it has a quote, that this bar is "not intended for competition use". now i'm not sure if the nhra will allow you to run with a bolt in, i haven't read the new rule book.
well good luck and let me know what happens.