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Dixon
Member
posted February 23, 2002 05:11 PM
I just bought a 74 camaro and I need to put a rollcage in it. Does anybody know where I can get pre-made kits that I can just weld right up? This is my first race car and any help would be greatly appreciated.


techmaster35
Member
posted February 23, 2002 06:34 PM
www.cscracing.com www.CMWraceparts.com
tom clise racing 1-800-296-3760 www.fullthrottleraceparts.com www.rollcage.com www.dukesrollcages.com www.ogracing.com www.rlms.com www.mckinneymotorsports.com



Dixon
Member
posted February 23, 2002 07:40 PM
Thanks alot! I really appreciate the info. I checked them all out, csc and red line look like they might fit my needs the best. Which one do you think is better?



snowman
Member
posted February 23, 2002 07:50 PM
I have heard good things about those csc cages as far as the fit goes.

But,its a tough market.Most of the companies use electric weld tubing,and they pretty much have to or price themselves out of the market. DOM cost twice as much and many guys just look at the price,and never consider the quality of the metal.

I can appreiciate the need for low cost,But in my opinion the roll cage is not the place to save money.

I reccomend using DOM for the center section and then use electric weld for your front and rear clips.

I would be willing to bet that any of the companies that the TechMaster has mentioned would be glad to build you a cage using DOM. All you have to do is ask (and pay the difference) Good Luck with you car.



snowman
Member
posted February 23, 2002 08:09 PM
Sorry TechMaster and Dixon. TechMaster, At the same time that I was posting my reply,Dixon was posting his "thank You" and asking you a question.I did not see Dixons second post untill my post came up on the Fourm. So, it looks like I'm butting in on your question but I wasn't. It also looks like I'm reccomending the csc over the red line,but I'm not,I haven't been to the red line site,I was just speaking of cages in general.

I need to work on my typing skils...lol

Again,Sorry about that.

DEEDDUDE
Member
posted February 23, 2002 08:48 PM
Dixon,

I've used the CSC kit for metric cars with a lot of success. They are easy to build and have detailed instruction. Make sure you check in to their subframe connectors for the camaro. With the last set of instructions I got there was a build up of a camaro with pictures. Buy just the basic kit from CSC and buy your other needed tubing from a local steel supplier. Most of all have someone weld the kit up with welding skills. Good Luck.

ryan
Member
posted February 23, 2002 09:29 PM
www.stockcarproducts.com also sells pre-bent and pre notched cage kits. We have one and we were satisfied with it


racer17j
Member
posted February 23, 2002 11:46 PM
i have a csc in my cruiser car was kinda pain to put togther but it was in a 4 dr and the door bars didn't work but in a 2 door and a more popular body style i'm sure it probably would have worked. i won't buy another tho after they posted the pic on there site that shows one of the cars that rolled and it pushed the cage down on the passengers side thats kinda scary to me. ask around the area and see if there is a builder that would make you one when you consider your time and supplies it might be worth it to have it done since it is your first car thats what i would suggest


snowman
Member
posted February 24, 2002 12:20 PM
Dixon, Do me just one favor,pretty please.

Go to your local steel yard or race shop and compare the electric weld to the DOM. At least look at it before you decide.

If you happen to go by the local builder,You will probably find he would very much like to have you bussiness.If you should choose to let him build you car,He will have some good reasons to 1)Keep you safe and 2)make you fast.

Good Luck

Dixon
Member
posted February 26, 2002 01:50 PM
Thank you all for the advice! This is my first car, and I can garantee all of you that I will have many other questions. I'll try to keep them relevant and interesting, hopefully we can all learn something. I promise I'll check out all the options possible. Thanks again.


bryanb30
Member
posted February 26, 2002 09:10 PM
Around here,its the one that goes from the rear hoop crosstube to the right side frame.
But,it may be a regional thing,I have heard bars called Petty Bars on cars where I couldn't see one.


ryan
Member
posted February 27, 2002 12:11 AM
Up here its the one that goes from where all the tubes meet in the middle to the right side frame rail behind the A-arm


snowman
Member
posted February 27, 2002 07:25 AM
Ryan, Yes,thats the tube I'm talking about.


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