Summit Rollcage

Mopar Interiors

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    Jimacuda Well-Known Member

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    I'm well strapped in, the bar is padded, safe on the street.
    Plenty of noggin to padded bar clearance, even with the helmet on.
    I dont build such things without seriously considering its effect my expected lifespan.:D
     
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      Do you have any other pictures of how close the cage is to the roof,a pillars, or anything like that?It may just be the picture but those look like big gaps from the bar to the inside of the car.I plan on gusseting the cage to the body as well.I might be alone in this but I would rather cut/trim the interior panels to get the cage as far away from me as possible.An unhelmeted head hitting a steel bar even if its padded wont be very good in a crash.
       
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      honestly the reason I cut it out last winter was because it was just a real pain on the street. It's in the way it Blocks part of your vision you don't get to use of the backseat at all which not that I use it or anything but it just a pain if you're not at the track weekly under 11.5 in my opinion.
       
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      Sounds like it didnt fit very tight to the A pillars or the windshield.I'm not too worried about the back seat I might end up putting a fuel cell back there
       
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      I wish they would allow oval tubing in NHRA.
       
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      My 2 cents is if your going that deep and need it to fit as tightly as youve described find a fab shop and get a cage made.

      Picture is from before it was welded in.
      Mine fits as tight as it needs to.
      No A pillar bar or door bar.
      Tight enough on the sides to where I'm barely able to get the metal side panels installed.
      Bar padding is compressed hard against headliner at turn.
       
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      Understandable.
      I've found surprisingly little loss of rear view...view...lol
      back seats are for younger single guys...overrated for married adults.:rolleyes:
      I did add a station wagon rear view mirror though...about 35% wider...and glued it to the glass instead of the original screwed on location. Made a difference.
      Love the way it along with sub connectors stiffened the snot out of a poorly manufactured, flimsy when it was new 47 year old unibody mopar. :steering:
       
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      • famous bob

        famous bob mopar misfit

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        I cant even touch my roll bar with my head if I try ----------------------
        The main hoop is very close to the headliner, and it`s as far back as nhra rules allow.
        The sides of the main hoop is almost touching the interior panels, "if'', I had rear window cranks on it, it would be tedious to use them, tho possible. Don't run them ,car is set up like a business coupe.
         
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        Before I have a shop bend up tube does anyone know of a commercially available cage thats designed to be installed in cars without interiors?IE bars pass through the dash,Main hoop so close to the roof that the headliner wont fit,etc?I've been looking at some of the pictures of these cages and all of them their fit is horrible by my standards.A pillar bars that curve around the dash,under dash cross bars, 5" gaps between the main hoop and the sides of the car,atleast 3" away from the roof,etc.All of those "good fitting" cages would be absolutely lethal to anyone not belted in with an 8 pt harness wearing a helmet.The human body stretches a surprising amount in a severe crash.
         
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        rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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        Isn’t that the main idea?
        Head safe.....
         
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        Not to be a smartass but if I was planning on driving in such a manner as to require a rollcage I would wear a helmet.
        Just a thought...
         
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        rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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        Isn't that the jist of the thread?
        No helmet on normal street driving.
        Racing at the track only. Helmet then. Even if I’m running 17.9’s.
        The price and value of my pumpkin is to high to screw around.
         
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        I understood that the OP wants this for street use because he likes to drive fast on back roads and felt he would crash sooner or later.
         
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          rumblefish360 so close yet so far away

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          LOL, yup!
           
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          Have any of you ever worn a helmet while driving on the street?I've done that just because the reactions you get from people are hilarious.That said encountering the cops twice on a 1.5 mile round trip convinced me that it was a bad idea to stand out THAT much.I get less police attention in a lime green dodge ram with a tube front and 1/4 doors than I did from driving a normal car with a helmet on...Figure that one out.

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          You drive that truck on the hiway?
          Got a better picture?
           
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          Yes I drive it on the highway.Wind noise gets a bit too much after 40 mph but with ear plugs its not to bad.Right now it kinda sucks because the heater can't keep up but its awesome in the summer. Here is a pic a friend took on a gambler 500 event

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            I know exactly what you are talking about. To be honest, I don't think you are going to find what you are looking for in a kit. I installed an 8-point bar in a B-body using a main hoop from Alston and it fit better than others I've seen, but could have fit tighter to the B pillar area. I'm guessing that kits are made with lots of leeway for the do-it-yourself installer that covers a wide range of craftsmanship level. This will never satisfy the type of install that you are looking for.

            For a cage install, I'd have a reputable chassis shop do it. I cringe whenever I see a cage done that doesn't have the front A pillar bars routed through the dash....looks horrible and is probably more dangerous than having no cage at all.
             
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            I've found that most of the time it's not my driving that I worry about, it's someone else.
             
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