Roll cage Kits

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by DasRottweiler, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Tossing round the idea of caging my 70'Skylark. Track requires an NHRA approved rollcage for anything running 11.50 or faster in the 1/4. While not required in my car yet , and probably not for a few more seasons, (13.38/102.52 best), I would like to look into my options and am curious what others have done. I was looking at the Summit site and came across this kit.
    https://www.google.com/shopping/pro...JBuoMDJBoLqoLFo3JtjdLjnEY5g,cdl:1,prmr:1,cs:1
    Thoughts? Appreciate any help or information and pictures, especially of installs would be super. Jim
     
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  2. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Art Morrison (A.M.E). I had GoFast Productions do the installations. Just an 8 point and two driveshaft loops in our Skylark. An 8.50 cage in our Camaro. My friend, who owns the shop, said that getting the main hoop, etc. pre-bent saves time and money. There was still a bit of fab work in the Camaro. Then, I had the back half 'tinned out'. And he said the A.M.E. cages fit the best.
     
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  3. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    There is a chassis shop near you.....
    I can find there info this weekend for you if you want it?
     
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  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Bought the A.R.T. universal kit and it didnt fit worth chit. Best thing to do is have a shop fab up what you want
     
  5. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I second just finding a shop to do it. the one that did mine bent it around my door panels, and welded it in without even damaging the headliner.

    its smart to put a cage in even if not required. the car will handle better, and you will.be thankful if something does happen. in my 20 years of racing seen more than few slower cars without cages find the wall. or have a much faster car loose it and correct the slower up in the mess
     
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  6. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    That would be great. No rush and Thankyou! Jim
     
  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

  8. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Thanks for the tip, only makes sense. I oftened laughed at my buddy's big roll bar in the bed of his truck, bolted in with 8 little bolts.
    Jim
     

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  9. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    No idea how I managed to attach that pic, but it is the car in question out in front of Buickrats garage/shop Jim
     
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  10. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Have one made by a skilled shop. If you want a headliner in your car,make sure it is real nice or replaced before you put any type of halo in because you will never get at it once it is installed. They can also build the cage to you,the driver.
     
  11. staged2ny

    staged2ny Silver Level contributor

    I bought mine from summit fits good easy install welded it to the frame only a 4 point though ...
     
  12. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Jim give this company a call.
    Dragster Supply
    4980 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054
    http://davidbeardracecars.com
    (603) 234-9496
     
  13. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Wildo, not too far from me. Thank you John............. Jim
     
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