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roll cage

PostPost by: MrB » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:11 pm

Hi i would like to fit a roll hoop and side impact bars in a +2 130s,i have spoken to safety devices and spyder cars but neither do one for a +2,any ideas. cheers will
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PostPost by: dunno » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Will

Thats spooky, as I have spoken today to Paul at Kelvedon with the same question.

Initial reply was "custom fit only" by their roll cage fabricator therefore quite an expense but wants to liase with Pat further.

Do you need the cage to meet comp regs or just occasional track days??

I am also going to explore the possibilities of cutting and extending an off the shelf one.

I have a question for the S1-sprint owners with the safety device roll bar. Has anyone had issues using a Lenham top with the bar??

Cheers

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PostPost by: BullAndrew » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:34 am

Hi Guys,

I have been looking for a solution as well, a few months back there was a racer on eBay, it had a good looking cage I mailed the guy and he sent me this link, I have not spoken to them as I am months away from needing a roll cage,

Look at the gallery, I have still not worked out how to attach photos, I guess I will one day. http://www.p9raceshop.com/cgi-bin/ecom. ... &db_epid=7

Dean Forward Motorsport in Barnsley


If you guys are interested, maybe we could do a deal and get three made?

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PostPost by: MrB » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:17 am

Hi Peter and Andrew

All i need a simple cage and side bars for track day use only,The one in the link looks very impressive but a bit much for me.I also thaught of sleeveing and extending an elan cage .

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PostPost by: BullAndrew » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:49 am

Hi Guys,

Just called Forward Motor Sport, Dean is going to give me a call back.

They custom made the cage so could do whatever you want. I am going to get a rough budget and will let you know. The initial feedback was they would fit to the car and chassis and mounting plates etc would be required.

What sort of budget where you thinking of ?

I will let you know what I get from Dean, but if you find another solution let me know? I wonder if CCK might do something? http://www.cckhistoric.com/sebring-sprite-roll-cage/
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PostPost by: dunno » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:46 am

Ive just got off the phone with kelvedon and their product would be of the same quality as their standard cage, so extremely robust indeed and of race quality. Protected area would be over both front seats but the rear seats would be compromised with the harness bar. powder coated.

Cost for 1 would be £2k+vat fitted and 14 days to complete :shock:

Significant saving to be had for 3

My own experience of track days along with this years track laps at classic lemans have raised concerns over the unguided missiles that attend these events who show little or no concern for track limits/rules or their own ability.

Whist a cage won't remedy this, it should mean that I can at least walk away…

????????
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PostPost by: MrB » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:57 am

Hi Peter

that sounds good to me any idea how much it would be if all 3 were ordered?
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PostPost by: patrics » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:44 pm

If I was looking for a cage I would take a look at custom cages

http://www.customcages.co.uk/homepage

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PostPost by: dunno » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:21 am

Hi Will

I will ask. My +2 is now with kelvedon for inspection and so cage will be fitted quite soon.

Cheers

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PostPost by: dunno » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi guys

Kelvedon have offered a £150/cage reduction if more than one is ordered.

Mine won't be ready for the cage for 4 weeks so let me know if it's of interest.

Any other quotes been received?

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PostPost by: patrics » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Hi
I mentioned custom cages but actually meant the rollcentre

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PostPost by: gordy7 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:54 pm

Thread resurrection!

Have any of you been successful with sourcing and fitting a roll bar. I'm not looking for a full race set up but a track day solution
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PostPost by: 661 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:55 pm

Roy, the parts man who used to be at Matty's has one in his +2....
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PostPost by: Foxie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:27 pm

I modified a mk I Escort main hoop, with diagonal and 2 rear struts to fit the +2. I can put up details if there is interest. :)
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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:42 am

I'd like to see a roll bar and side impact protection for road use, fitted discreetly.

Can't be doing with all this full-on cage malarkey, it must limit the space available in the car, and look a bit out of place on the road. I bet it affects ingress/egress and passenger space..
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