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Old 01-21-2004, 02:18 AM
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Well its time to get the roll bars.

I'm thinking of getting 2 x individual roll bars with a rear stay going through into the boot.

Just wondering where people got their roll bars from. Approximate costs and who does a good job.

Have not decided on chrome or stainless steel yet so any advice in this area would be helpfull also.

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Old 01-21-2004, 03:02 AM
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Hi Cameron...good to see are looking at two bars.....too many of us dont consider our partners safety.

As to where to get em...again I can recommend Don Pilling at Snake bite ... 07 5529 0877.

Don makes the single hoop bars both left and right versions. Mostly in polished stainless but discuss your wants with him.

I have a full width bar made by Don and cant fault his workmanship. I supplied Don a thin 200mm X 25mm LED strip light to insert into the middle of my bar as a high mount stop light. Turned out bonza.

Mind you...Don lives at the Gold Coast and is a Queenslander, but I'm sure would help you anyways.
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Cameron,
I am pretty sure the latest ADR rules state that the roll bar has to accommodate the passenger as well as the driver or no roll bars at all.
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:23 PM
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roll bar has to accommodate the passenger as well as the driver or no roll bars at all.
Gotta love those ADRs.... put in a double roll bar, or take the double pancake option if you choose.

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Just wondering where people got their roll bars from. Approximate costs and who does a good job
I got mine custom bent at Unik Steel Bending in Dandenong.
I told them the overall size, diameter and the bend radius I wanted and they were able to do it in mild steel, which I later had chromed.

Cost was under $200 complete. (back in 98).
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Cameron02, I had my U-bend bent at: http://www.sharpeproducts.com/
They were the only ones I could find to bend a 3" diameter tube with a wall thickness of .125". with a mandrel bend. Gentleman that helped me out was Jay. There in Wis. Cost me $220 but it was because of the 3" tubing. You will most likely go with something smaller. My car looks like its on steroids so the rollbar was no exception. I wanted it to compliment the larger size of my car. I will be posting new pictures within the next 2 weeks. Im in the process of putting the car back together after re-painting & re-chroming. The bent tube is in my gallery but far from finished in the photo!
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Cameron,

I will also recommend Don Pilling (07) 5529 0877 for your roll bar. I tried many of the tube benders and compared costs of stainless verses mild steel and chrome.

Ended up with Stainless double roll bar from Don with a Hella brake light mounted in the middle of the bar (milling of the brake light mounting is about $80). The finish quality and help was great total cost of around $400.

If DRB have particular mounting points or bend centres, Don can accomodate this.


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Hi Cameron,
I also got mine from Don Pilling before xmas and its beautifully made, polished s/steel $390 and it looks great on the body. Got bumpers also and they are really nice as well. Are you guys sure about double rollbars as I asked my engineer and he said they were not even req'd but did not mention if you fit one you need for passenger. Hope I 'm not up for another $390
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Just had a quick look at your photos Leeroy.
You've done some nice work over the last couple of months.
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I just got mine approved by the engineer with a single driver roll-bar. He didn't say anything about passenger side.

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Thanks guys, this information is fantastic. Those of you who used steel and had it chromed, was the chroming expensive?

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Ended up with Stainless double roll bar from Don with a Hella brake light mounted in the middle of the bar (milling of the brake light mounting is about $80). The finish quality and help was great total cost of around $400.
Tony, sounds like yours is the same as mine with the hella light in it.
Actually, mine was the first Don made with that light in it.
I had actually ordered a roll bar from RMC in W.A. with the light in it but when it turned up it was blu$$y awful....wrong bend radius and looked like they just used a pipe bender and crimped the tube at the bends.

I sent that bar back but kept the light...Don did the rest.

I think the light in the middle prolly weakens the bar a bit but I dont plan on putting the dirty side up.

Whichever way...Don is a craftsman with stainless...his imitation side pipes are just great for those not wanting working side pipes.
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