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Roll bar for Austin Healey Sebring

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Post by mktrjs3 Thu May 06, 2021 3:34 pm

Hi-Looking for sources to buy a roll bar for 1987 Austin Healey Sebring. Any ideas much appreciated. Rich

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Post by Hotrod Thu May 06, 2021 4:14 pm

Unless you can find someone with an unfinished kit or one just laying around, it's going to be a make it yourself proposition.

Anyone with a good tubing bender and the correct bending dies, should be able to pull it off.  If you know any racer types or possibly car clubs, ask if anyone in your area does NHRA roll cage work.  They should have the tools to bend one up.

As you may already know, the Sebring frame has tabs on the side over the rear axle that were intended to attach the roll bar mounting brackets.  One of the tabs is the rearend bump stop bracket.  There are slots in it.  At least that's the way mine was done.

However, in order to make a truly functional roll bar, you would need to add some diagonal braces that angle down to the chassis rails as far back as practical. A single tube high enough to protect your head would just be too weak to depend on. Look at a typical Jeep roll bar to see what I'm talking about. I think the original Classic Roadsters roll bars were mostly just for looks. The ones I've looked at appear to be too weak for protection.
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