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Well, I finally got the carpet and NASTY sound deadener/rotted out [email protected] off the floorboards, and I have to replace 2 sections, not 1 like I thought. Oh well, time for Dad to teach me how to weld anyway :)

Okay Mike, get to the point...

I figure that since i've got the interior gutted, now would be as good a time as any to think about a rollcage/rollbar. Unfortunately, I've had pretty much zero luck finding anything other than the 6-700 dollar shelby 4 point rollbar. I'd really like something in the way of an 8 or 10 point cage, since I plan on racing it a bit, and the extra chassis strenth will be great once I shoehorn the 351C in.

SO... does anybody have any good recommendations for decently priced rollcage kits? I looked at the Summit Racing 8 point kit ($179) but it's only for 67-73 Stangs. Same goes for Jeg's.

Can anybody help? Thanks!

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Plans: Tremec TKO, 351C, MII front suspension, no shock towers :)
 
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Branda has some at better prices but, they're not as tough as what I think your looking for.

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Try I/O Port Racing. I've used there's in the past on my Honda race cars, and had good luck with them. IIRC, they do offer one for the '64-66 stangs. I've also heard good things about Kirk Racing Prods, but have never purchased from them. When considering price, better include shipping, because its expensive for any kind of a roll cage (vs. roll bar).
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The Shelby rollbar from Branda is only $225. I'll think you'll find it's much heavier than you expect.

The real cost is in replacing the foldwon rear seat with the package tray. It's a fixed cost relative to the comparison as you'll have to do that anyway no matter which rollbar you go with.

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Seeing as your from Brentwood, I would go to Delta Bay Mustang in Brentwood, they can weld one up for
your car. The price is not much higher then the others. Help keep the local guys in busness.

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Hi Charlie. I thought someone offered a 4 point cage that allowed the use of the back seat. I was curious as to how this worked, but I was considering one in the future. First I have a recurring taillight/turnsignal problem. I'm waiting on Mustangs Unlimited to ship me a new switch.

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I called Delta Bay, and they wanted $1600 bucks for a cage... that's a bit more than I want to spend, considering there's a 8 point kit in Summit for 179 (67-73 only)

I may have to look into Maier, see what they'd charge.

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Current Stats: Dead 200 six, C4, surface rust, hole in the floorpan :)

Plans: Tremec TKO, 351C, MII front suspension, no shock towers :)
 

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Jim at Mustangs Plus has a 4-point bar for $203.95 and a upgrade to a
8-point for $265.95. Under $500.00 for a full cage. Not bad.
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