Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
5/26/21 10:44 a.m.
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The goal for our 1965 Mustang: built a racer that’s legal for competition across sanctioning bodies so we’re not just limited to vintage events.

So now to take a closer look at the roll cage.

The folks at Cobra Automotive got us off to a good start with our cage as they improved&nbs…

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/26/21 2:00 p.m.

Dive in and "read the rest of the story" to find some links to more roll cage content from your friends at GRM. 

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
5/26/21 3:00 p.m.

My Datsun uses a rally spec cage; along with tying the plates into the sills there is an actual sill bar (third door bar running along the upper edge of the sill along the door seam).  I'm a fan of the extra bar as I've seen cars speared in the lower part of the door.

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
5/26/21 4:39 p.m.

Those front spreader plates are beefy!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/21 9:49 a.m.
buzzboy said:

Those front spreader plates are beefy!

We like beefy. :)

Also, I was looking at an old Cooper race car at Amelia this weekend. I was with Peter Brock, and he ran one like it back in the day--back when it was viewed as an old race car. Where's the roll bar? I asked. 

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
5/27/21 10:05 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:
buzzboy said:

Those front spreader plates are beefy!

We like beefy. :)

Also, I was looking at an old Cooper race car at Amelia this weekend. I was with Peter Brock, and he ran one like it back in the day--back when it was viewed as an old race car. Where's the roll bar? I asked. 

In one of my many books there's a pic from the old Daytona Beach races where the photographer caught the driver popping out the door mid roll...................at that moment the door was the top of the car.    

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