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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 11, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Competition Engineering Swing out kits?

Hey all,

I am about ready to start work on the door bars for my 68 SS Camaro, I have a set of the CE swing out kits to use but I was hoping someone here has them installed and might be able to hook me up with a picture or two for reference.

Any feed back is welcome, thanks

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 11, 02:16 PM
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Re: Competition Engineering Swing out kits?

I installed them in my car. I used a 60 to 70 degree bar for the front bar to raise it off the floor. I have to take the door handles off to install the side bars. I really dont even us the side bars.

When I first did the car I had standard door panels and now I have deluxe panels. I would have to take the door panel off to install the side bar.

The pictures show both type door panels.

Are you doing it for racing or looks?










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Mike,

Nice looking car! Thanks for the pictures, I am going to be racing the car when she is done. I have seen door bars used with the deluxe panels it is just tricky to get the tube bent with the correct angle. I called NHRA and the told me I could put a bend in the tube as long as it crossed the driver at the proper locations.

I have some pictures at home of the car with deluxe panels I will post later but I think they used Alston kits. My kit looks nothing like yours is yours Alston or CE?

Mine look like this
http://www.competitionengineering.co...?CatCode=13067

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Past Camaro's include: 72 SS, 71 RS, 77LT1
Others: 68 SS Chevelle 396, 77 V8 Vega,
65 Mustang 2+2, 70 Impala SS 396, 70 SS 350 El Camino
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Mike,

Nice looking car! Thanks for the pictures, I am going to be racing the car when she is done. I have seen door bars used with the deluxe panels it is just tricky to get the tube bent with the correct angle. I called NHRA and the told me I could put a bend in the tube as long as it crossed the driver at the proper locations.

I have some pictures at home of the car with deluxe panels I will post later but I think they used Alston kits. My kit looks nothing like yours is yours Alston or CE?

Mine look like this
http://www.competitionengineering.co...?CatCode=13067

Mine is a Chris Alston kit.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 11, 10:24 PM
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Re: Competition Engineering Swing out kits?

The Alston kit is the ticket, I don't know anything about the CE, but since you are racing it be sure the CE kit is a type that's approved by the NHRA. There are construction guidelines in the rulebook.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 11, 07:09 PM
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Re: Competition Engineering Swing out kits?

After speaking with Mike and liking the way his bars looked, I shopped around and found these. A little cheaper than the Alstons but same design.

http://www.appliedracing.com/search?...9703&submit=Go
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After speaking with Mike and liking the way his bars looked, I shopped around and found these. A little cheaper than the Alstons but same design.

http://www.appliedracing.com/search?...9703&submit=Go

Wow those are exactly like the Chris Alston parts.

I have the Alston ones in my car too. Here are the CE ones http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CEE-3183/?rtype=10

I have never used that style so I don't know how well they work or if they make noise/rattle.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 12, 06:16 PM
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Re: Competition Engineering Swing out kits?

Check out these tube clamp connectors. Don't know about NHRA legal but have a cool, industrial look to them...

http://www.kartek.com/Product/Fabrication/Clamps.html
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