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I work with engineers everyday, man I can definitely tell you guys are engineers. For my original question, well event done mine yet but I have bought the solstice performance book for the plans of using the cage blueprint. I feel the need to know I'm safe over thinking that I am with a rollbar that is bolted or has no lateral support. This is why its taken me as long as it has to do mine. Hopefully I can get started on it once I get the hardtop next month.

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I work with engineers everyday, man I can definitely tell you guys are engineers. For my original question, well event done mine yet but I have bought the solstice performance book for the plans of using the cage blueprint. I feel the need to know I'm safe over thinking that I am with a rollbar that is bolted or has no lateral support. This is why its taken me as long as it has to do mine. Hopefully I can get started on it once I get the hardtop next month.
The soft top vs hard top shouldn't matter if you have a protective cage to support, protect, and or make you feel safe! I do understand your plans tho! I plan to do the same! Let us know what you find brother!

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I work with engineers everyday, man I can definitely tell you guys are engineers. For my original question, well event done mine yet but I have bought the solstice performance book for the plans of using the cage blueprint. I feel the need to know I'm safe over thinking that I am with a rollbar that is bolted or has no lateral support. This is why its taken me as long as it has to do mine. Hopefully I can get started on it once I get the hardtop next month.
My best tip to you on cages.....

Read the NHRA/IHRA/NASA/SCCA rulebook on cages. Pick either a drag/road race cage (whichever suits your driving style) and build it to their spec. You will be safe.
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We all have the RESPONSIBILITY to protect ourselves and our own. This is an old idea that is fading fast.
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Actually I think we live in a society, many of whose members believe that nothing is ever their own fault, and that someone should protect and care for them, no matter what happens. It is actually rather depressing.
Kind of another all-encompassing way of saying the same thing I said, more or less. "[Believe] that someone should protect and care for them" can be translated to "believe that someone else should pay for their carelessness and/or stupidity".


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The application for my Sky is Road Racing. I do go drag race the car but only for logging purposes or when I'm bored.

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The application for my Sky is Road Racing. I do go drag race the car but only for logging purposes or when I'm bored.
Then Build a NASA/SCCA legal cage. you can google the specs and get pointers from people at SCCA or NASA events.
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DaveOC : Kind of another all-encompassing way of saying the same thing I said, more or less. .....
Probably. Your emphasis seemed to be more on the legal and financial aspects. What bothers me more is the general attitude of so many people. The two are definitely related, and one feeds the other.
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miller11386 : Then Build a NASA/SCCA legal cage. you can google the specs and get pointers from people at SCCA or NASA events.
He said that he has the Solstice Performance book, so that is essentially what he is doing.
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yelloboy504 : The soft top vs hard top shouldn't matter if you have a protective cage to support, protect, and or make you feel safe! .....
It is important for him to have the top he will be racing with to make sure that the cage fits. Racing hard tops typically have more interior room than convertible tops, making it easier to fit the cage.
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40rty : I work with engineers everyday, man I can definitely tell you guys are engineers. For my original question, well event done mine yet but I have bought the solstice performance book for the plans of using the cage blueprint. I feel the need to know I'm safe over thinking that I am with a rollbar that is bolted or has no lateral support. This is why its taken me as long as it has to do mine. Hopefully I can get started on it once I get the hardtop next month.
I presume that you also have the GCR from whichever sanctioning body you will be racing with. It actually would be a good idea to get one from each to make sure that you don't miss something that would keep you out of one or the other. When we were building cars we also contacted a tech inspector before we would start one, to review the plans and to arrange for him to review the construction as we went. In a couple of cases it saved us problems when he pointed out things that could have been questionable during the homologation inspection.

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That's actually a great idea.

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Did you have any more success with this part of your build?

edit: Do you by chance have pics with your hard top?

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my roll bar is getting started in the next few weeks.


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