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Thread: Roll bars

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    Default Roll bars

    It always seems funny to see so many Sevens with low roll bars. Maybe it should be higher than one's head. Anyway, This photo of an early one came up. Certainly over the driver's head.



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    Looks like several Vettes turned out for the hill climb.
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    Not just higher than the head, also high enough that a line from bar to the dash or other supportive member is higher than your head. (aka where the ground will be if you're upside down)


    They should also be full aligned with the frame and not hanging half way off.

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    Who needs a broom stick? This is the kind of thing that is all too common on Sevens. Picture is not of a guilty Seven owner.


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    back in the 50s USAC did not allow exposed roll over protection, just what was under the head rest. My first drag car was a flat head ford frame with just a wheel and a bar stool wired to it, no radiator (hoses out of the to to the bottom. times have changed.

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    USAC...now there's one we haven't heard in a while. Thanks for the info.

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    I really like the uniform bends! Giggle!!!!!
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