Rollcage install

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  1. Dominique Williams

    Dominique Williams New Member

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    Has anyone at anytime installed a roll cage of any kind into a 68 fury 3 fast top ? if so did you customize it yourself or was there a site that supplied everything. wanted to know what would be the best welded in or bolted, any information would be very helpful and appreciated
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    I would imagine it would have to be a custom built cage, either by you or a race fab shop.
     
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  3. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    The type and mounting of the cage will depend a lot on what it is for. A full race cage is usually incorporated into a custom tube frame that the body has been attached to. There are some pretty strict standards for track frames for crash and roll over protection. If we are talking about a street cage, you can build pretty much anything you want. The roll cage needs to be mounted so that it does not penetrate the floor metal of the vehicle on a roll over crash. That means metal reinforcing plates on the the mount points that are well attached to the heavy metal of the frame or members that have been added for that purpose.
    Ideally, there should be a roll member just to the rear of the top of the A-Pillar and on the center line of the roof behind the driver and the two roll members should be interconnected and braced for additional support. This can partially obstruct the door openings and make entry and exit of the vehicle difficult. If you are in a driving situation that needs a roll cage, you also need a helmet and a good driver restraint system so you do not leave your brains on the roll cage and at a minimum a good BC fire extinguisher. On a vehicle of this age, it would have to be custom built, as noted.

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  4. odcics2

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    More than you'd need, but here's the cage of my Nascar Daytona #88.
    Could be some ideas for you. Note the "A" pillar bars. Nice and tucked in, welded to the pillars. Lower "A" pillar and main hoop bars go through the floor, into the rocker. The rocker than becomes a structural part of the car. Tubes welded to rocker bottoms.
    Hey, it's free strength. It adds to the lower door bars.
    Left door bars were curved out, per the rules. Door is split to keep the glass working.
    Right side - door is in one piece!

    Agreed as stated above: a one of a kind custom install.
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  5. 413

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    Is this cage for meeting safety standards of a racing class? Then you should get their rule book and follow their parameters. Go to a race and look at cages, talk to car owners.

    Or is this cage to look the part and satisfy you personal needs? Basically just for looks?

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  6. Dominique Williams

    Dominique Williams New Member

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    Thank you for the picture idea
     
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  7. Dominique Williams

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    More so safety concerns it would be for the street but it’s more of a just incase type deal
     
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    You might as well build it to some sort of a safety spec so it willl function in case it’s ever needed.

    make sure it is well padded anywhere your body could hit in it a crash. Head, knees, legs, hip, etc

    in NHRA drag racing it’s mandatory to have a 5 point harness so you Will stay in the seat and cannot smack yourself on the cage in a crash.
     
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    Generally, a cage/roll bar in a street car is considered to be a bad idea. As pointed out by @413 unless you have and use the other safety stuff (seat, harness, helmet), a cage/roll bar winds up being a rigid piece of metal to bash your brains on. I highly doubt that you will be driving around with a harness and helmet.

    But, I know guys who have roll bars (4 pt bars) in street cars. None of them have wrecked so I can't tell you if the bar made things better or worse.
     
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  10. Dominique Williams

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    Thinking about a 4 point harness
     
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    There is absolutely ZERO point in ruining your car to put in a roll cage unless you're building a drag car or something in which case why start with something that weighs almost 2 tons to begin with???
     
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