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Old 04-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #21
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o snap I didn't know u haz white nb
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Forgot to mention: when I ordered this bar, Moti has given me a crapload of variations on how it can be built. I don't think I will ever build a bar/cage anywhere else.
How much does a bar like yours cost? After my recent venture into mortality, I'm buying a bunch of fresh safety-equipment in the near future. I don't want to die or end up in a wheel-chair.
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o snap I didn't know u haz white nb
Oh look, you gays are both in Cali too. You could officially certify a civil union after space docking!
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How much does a bar like yours cost? After my recent venture into mortality, I'm buying a bunch of fresh safety-equipment in the near future. I don't want to die or end up in a wheel-chair.
I believe it was around $500 (maybe cheaper, don't remember now) which makes a lot of sense to me since I could customize it to my specs (although Moti advised me against few things).
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Oh look, you gays are both in Cali too. You could officially certify a civil union after space docking!
you're not too far away breh, *** over so we can harmonica
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Trey, I don't understand why you have to be such an *** or why you feel an urge to talk out of your *** most of the time. Judging from threads in BS section, you seem like a pretty cool guy when people meet you in person. Seriously, this "badass" homo crap is getting old after 6 years. Grow up.

Blackbird Fabworx consists of a single person (Moti) who is an extremely helpful, knowledgable and most importantly - personable. His shitty website was made for him as a favor by a relative or something and it's by far not the worst automotive site I've came across. It gets the job done.

But. He is a badass homo in person.

How much would it cost to have sex with your roll bar? It does look good.

His website is horrible because it only has horrible rollbar on it. Makes me sad.

You also misspelled "knowledgeable".
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You also misspelled "knowledgeable".
English = second language My accent is terrible.
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Nice bar. I'm seriously thinking about him now since I'm not too far away and would like something different than the normal HDHC or whatever variant.
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Urbanscoot, would you mind taking a couple of shots of the seat belt mount with the seat back rocked forward?

Also in that corner how it mounts? (would really appreciate it!!)

I spent a few hours with a motorsport fabricator today trying to work out how to meet our "rules" and still have me fit in the car, so far it looks grim. A certifier is coming up to hopefully offer some suggestions.

I really like what you have there and am about to tell him to just build this (yours) and F--K the dickwads and thier *** hat rule book!!!

We are way too far away to buy the actual thing and ship it....(New Zealand)

Being 6' and a bit and 102 kg's is not conducive to "clever" rules like straight tube from chassis up to hoop bend, max 10 deg angle on main hoop, 30 deg min angle on back stays ...the list goes on....

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #30
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how come i chuckle everytime i see NB seats?
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Hey UrbanSoot, thanks for the good review!
Car looks great

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What's so great about it aside from the harness bar sitting about 4-6" too low?
Not sure where you gathered the misinformation and concluded it's "laughable" , the harness bars are placed where the shoulder belts will meet the angular requirements for the vast majority of users.

Cars with plastic window (or no soft top at all) can have the harness bar between the rear legs as shown on my website (which I admit is crappy, but it works until I get to do it properly), NBs and NAs with glass window need the optional curved harness bar that you can see on UrbanSoot's bar to clear the rear window.
That would generally place it higher for a few reasons, one of which is meeting the angular requirements of the shoulder harnesses.
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Why didnt you get that sick rollbar that totally blocks your view?
I'm assuming that you're referring to the GT3 model that has the gusseted X-brace that "totally blocks your view"... Or not -
http://blogs.insideline.com/roadtest...isibility.html

MX5 Kiwi, the few rules that you quoted *can* be met with roll bar construction for a Miata.
I'm assuming that you're working the Aussie CAMS rulebook which I've read through before, and while it's not the easiest set of rules to work with it can be done.

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Moti --

Do you have standard pricing for your rollbars? Do you ship nationwide?
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BY the way, I've sat in a few cars with the GT3 bar installed and visibility is actually better then in my car. If I could, I would run the GT3 bar myself but I'm trying to attract the least amount of attention with this car.
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Moti --

Do you have standard pricing for your rollbars? Do you ship nationwide?
Yes and yes.
$475 for SD, $525 for DD and $675 for the GT3, fits NA with plastic window or NB without a soft top.
Cars with glass window can have it without the standard harness bar for the same price or add $150 for the optional curved harness bar as seen on UrbanSoot's NB.

Shipping varies by location.

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Can you do a single for a NB with a glass soft top? That could also accomodate a future hardtop? If so what is the price?
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It would be the same as the prices he listed above, plus the $150 for the harness bar.
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You're basically asking for the roll bar that UrbanSoot just got for his NB
It does clear the common factory hardtop, I haven't verified clearance with aftermarket HT or the later OEM HTs that had the extra padding added (and are quite rare).
As I posted above, it'll be $475 for the bar plus $150 for the optional harness bar.

The standard finish is Black powder coating, custom colors available for small additional fee.

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Moti, Are you able to find out an approximate price for shipping to Auckland, New Zealand?

I suspect it'll be a lot but Im going to be paying a lot down here anyway. May as well get one that I know will work...

One of your standard solutions, the rules here are too hard for these cars and my height. What I listed above was the tip of the iceberg, the bar to person clearance rules etc. So I am going to say F you to them and just do track days etc.

NZ rules are different to Cams (Aussie rules) as we are different countries....
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You also misspelled "knowledgeable".
Fae correcting spelling? Either someone else has his password or this is obviously a sign of the Apocalypse

Take a look at what Moti built for Shake over at FatCat, its a thing of beauty.
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