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Old 09-04-2008, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default Ever wonder what tall Miata drivers do for a rollbar to keep them legal?

I guess it goes a little something like this...


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holy rollbar batman.
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Not even god could injure that guys head.

Once that thing starts rolling, it'll keep going and going and going...
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ugly as hell but hey ... in this case function comes before form
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He could just duck.

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Well, he can save money on tow hooks now and just use the cage.
"Do what you gotta do...."
Did it have to be "Look at me Yellow" though?
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Did it have to be "Look at me Yellow" though?
pretty sure glass or transprent plastics are not legal.

what I wanna know is how to get that kind of head clearance AND be able to use the soft top.

sew on a little bump-up pouch on the soft top??
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looks like a ******* pope-mobile edition miata
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The problem is that he's using the stock seat. I almost gave up on finding an aftermarket seat to get my *** lower so my helmeted head would be under a rollbar. None of the quality aftermarket seats will slide back far enough because the shoulder "wings" hit the seat-belt post, and anybody over 6' eats their knees.

I ended up making my own seat and my Monster Motorsports bar is about 4" over my head now. I'm 6'4" and 250lbs.
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It looks like he used his kid's headboard as the main hoop.
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Geez. Guy's should go 100% with a theme or not at all. Paint the wheels yellow too. Maybe a yellow racing stripe. Stop going 1/2 way. Commitment is key.

Looks like an IC up front! I wanna see that car with a custom hard top on it.
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The problem is that he's using the stock seat. I almost gave up on finding an aftermarket seat to get my *** lower so my helmeted head would be under a rollbar. None of the quality aftermarket seats will slide back far enough because the shoulder "wings" hit the seat-belt post, and anybody over 6' eats their knees.

I ended up making my own seat and my Monster Motorsports bar is about 4" over my head now. I'm 6'4" and 250lbs.
sam did you try the kirkey or ultrashield? those are quite narrow in the shoulder area.
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y8s - You could probably get an a bar like that to work with the soft top. It is going to have be modified from a Model - T however. Preferably a '29 model.
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y8s - You could probably get an a bar like that to work with the soft top. It is going to have be modified from a Model - T however. Preferably a '29 model.
There is no '29 Model T. The last year was '27. I know this because I just got done with this:

http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive...ign-challenge/
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Doh! That would be correct... Model A's til '31.
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