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Lateral half roll bar placement

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Frank Gossett
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Lateral half roll bar placement
July 09, 2019 08:27AM
The FIA rules state the lateral half roll bar:
"The pillar of a front rollbar (or the front pillar of a lateral rollbar or of
a half‐rollbar) must follow the windscreen pillars as close as possible"
but then it seems very difficult to get access to the baseplate/floorpad/mounting foot to weld. I have seen many A pillar bars go to the front of the door opening.
Thoughts? Preferences?
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Re: Lateral half roll bar placement
2 days ago
Late reply, but it's time for my semi annual check in I guess.

Can't you put a bend in near the base of the windshield that would put the bar near the door opening? welding can be a bit tough but it can be manageable.



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Re: Lateral half roll bar placement
3 hours ago
It seems that the compromise is to take the bar down the front of the door opening, but this inherently doesn't follow the A-pillar toward the base of the windshield. I can see why most everyone does it though, so it can welded. I took tons of photos at SOFR and 80% of the cars had the front lateral intersecting the car at the front of the door opening.
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