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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 04:07 PM
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I did two and used the Breeze. I just like the look and the slight rake back of the breeze bars.

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I did two and used the Breeze. I just like the look and the slight rake back of the breeze bars.
Yup I saw this pic before. Awesome

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post #33 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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The bars are easy; I use quick pins instead of nuts and bolts for the legs:



The covers are the time sink, as I DO use nuts an bolts! I need to come up with a better way to secure those covers without using nuts that need to be held in place by hand under the body. Maybe if I epoxy'd them in place?

So at this point it's not trivial to change them out, but with a better securing mechanism for the covers it would be.

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Love the look of the covers and having the option of going barless occasionally. Are the covers you have commercially available?

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Here's my Logic. First I'm surprised that So Many owner/builders said 1! I'm in this Group, 2 Looks about the same as three testicles and is about as useless (IMO). If Safety is your concern, buy a Volvo. I'd be curious about the actual numbers but I only know of one actual Roll Over, Dave Smith. Am I concerned about a Roll Over? Heck No. Know whats area is most likely damaged in accidents with High Performance Cars? The Front-end... YOU NEED GOOD BRAKES (more than a second clothes line pole). Should have seen some of my Near Misses! Look, it's going to Wreck Like a Brick but Safer than a Motorcycle. No Crumple Zones and No Air Bags.

I commend Mark (Breeze) for being a Smart Business Man... I think his Roll Bar look 10x better than the TALL FFR but it's actually fairly easy to Whack of a Couple inches and do it yourself.

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With all that being said, "It's Yours, Build It Like YOU Want It". Good Luck and Congratulations!
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I agree. However I went with two anyways. I did not know you had the ability to remove them. I may want to track the car and or change the look from time to time. The cover idea is awesome.
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My choice was easy. When I decided to order my kit, my wife said how come there wasn't a roll bar on her side. And there you have it. Decision made for me.
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Love the look of the covers and having the option of going barless occasionally. Are the covers you have commercially available?
Naw, just traced them onto some unused .040 aluminum and cut them out with a dremal. A quick polish and they are good to go!


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I was originally in the one hoop camp because of appearance. In fact, I liked the the appearance the most when the car had no roll bar. But now I realize that all it takes to flip one of these cars is a little sideways slide (very easy to do) and an impact with a standard street curb. Although I drive alone 99% of the time, I could never live with myself if one of my passengers was injured or killed because they had no hoop. Attached is a picture of an accident my son had when driving alone. Thank God it wasn't me driving with my only son as a passenger.
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Changed from single to double. Went with Breeze. Able to use existing holes on driver side and replicated on passenger side. Lower, smaller diam with a slight rear slant and no frankenstien bolt to deal with. The type of steel used is also seamless and rated for roll cages I believe. If the y break so will FF5's. I feel they are stronger because of the thicker wall. This is all IMO, have fun and this is no where near the last change.

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