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Roll Cage Door Bars

Postby SeniorPBA2B » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:25 pm

I've been searching through the various areas of the 2012 SCCA rule book, and I found the area that mentions diameter and thickness of tubing, etc. I'm adding another door bar to each side of our Neon ... is there a required / suggested spacing for the two door bars? Thanks.

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Re: Roll Cage Door Bars

Postby robbadobba82 » Tue May 15, 2012 11:56 am

Not an SCCA rulebook but maybe this will help? This was the only reference I could find on google in relation to side bar spacing

5. Doors and Door Reinforcements:
· We will allow almost a cage built around the driver from sturdy, easily assembled material bolted to the
car body ONLY. Bars may be welded to each other.
· As a minimum the drivers door MUST be reinforced with 2”x6” Channel Iron, 6” I –Beam, or 2”x6” Box
Steel. 3/16 minimum thickness for a maximum of 76” long.
· Ends of the bars must be chamfered, beveled, or rounded.
· Door bars must be bolted ONLY with a minimum of four (4) ¾ “ bolts through the entire door/doorpost or
fender with a good size washer.
· Door bar can extend 8” maximum ahead of the front fender/door seam.
· Placement of bolts; Beware of drivers’ movement inside vehicle.
· Remember, if this bar falls off – you are automatically disqualified from your heat.
· All doors must be bolted or chained. Bar clamps are acceptable.
· Doors MAY be welded. There can ONLY be a 5" stitch and then 5" space between the next stitch.
· Passenger door bar attached in a similar way as above. This bar is optional.
· Cross bar behind the drivers seat is strongly recommended.
· Head rest optional, but MUST be secure.
· It is also recommended that the bars door and the steering wheel be padded around the driver.

Found here

http://www.trianglehall.com/4-6%20CYLIN ... ations.pdf
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Re: Roll Cage Door Bars

Postby SeniorPBA2B » Wed May 16, 2012 8:35 am

All set ... cage improvements already made a passed tech at the WHRRI driver school. Thanks.

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Re: Roll Cage Door Bars

Postby robbadobba82 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:03 pm

No problem
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