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Old 05-28-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Does anyone Make A Convertible Roll Bar Yet?

I have a supercharged convertible putting 579hp to the rear wheels and I have only found one track that I can take it to because everyone else requires a roll bar on a convertible to let you race. Does any one know of a race day roll bar manufacturer for the convertible? You know, something that can be installed when I want to race and then be removed for normal driving. I have talked to one manufacturer who is considering building one but they say it will be next year before they bring one to market.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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You could just say you bought your car from GM with the supercharger.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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.....except his has Hennessey written all over it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
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.....except his has Hennessey written all over it.
I doubt the tech guy would know exactly what that is.

HPE650ragtop: You don't have to wait for a mass produced bar. Any chassis shop should be able to do what you want.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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I have a supercharged convertible putting 579hp to the rear wheels and I have only found one track that I can take it to because everyone else requires a roll bar on a convertible to let you race. Does any one know of a race day roll bar manufacturer for the convertible? You know, something that can be installed when I want to race and then be removed for normal driving. I have talked to one manufacturer who is considering building one but they say it will be next year before they bring one to market.
Yes, a 3rd party does - check it out: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...67#post3274167
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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I saw a Calloway SS at Parkway Chevy(where I just bought my vert) in Tomball Tx with a clear fiberglass hood! only 80K!!

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
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Still looking.

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Yes, a 3rd party does - check it out: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...67#post3274167
This is only cosmetic it is not a roll bar. Revolution makes one too but neither are rated for roll over protection.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:41 PM   #8
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This is only cosmetic it is not a roll bar. Revolution makes one too but neither are rated for roll over protection.
Oops! Sorry, my bad!!

So you want a REAL roll bar!!
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:10 AM   #9
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Angelwings Tech has plans to produce a two-hoop Track Day Bar for the Gen 5 Camaro convertible, similar to our Angelwings C5C6 TDB for Corvettes, which we had on display at Camaro5fest II. It will be a true bolt-in, with no welding and only minimal trim cutting required. But it is at least 6 months away from production. If we see that there is a greater demand than anticipated, we may be able to speed up the schedule.

It is being designed for Camaro convertible owners who wish to participate in road course track days, similar to the Pfadt Track Assault at the Camaro5fest. So it may not meet all of the requirements of the straightline tracks. If you have specific requirements, or just want to be kept informed of our progress, please send me a PM.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:01 PM   #10
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APF is in the middle of a roll bar build right now with a 2011 Vert'.

Stay tuned, I'll have a build thread posted shortly.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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Let me know when you get that built. I'm only 2 hours from you and really need one on this Callaway vert.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:20 PM   #12
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Had one custom made....
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #13
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^There ya go, I have a bunch of pictures I took and was gonna start a thread on it, but left the camera at the shop I'll do it tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:08 PM   #14
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^There ya go, I have a bunch of pictures I took and was gonna start a thread on it, but left the camera at the shop I'll do it tomorrow.
Hmmm, guess I should have put the other picture up.....you guys did a great job! Absolutely love it! I started a thread "topless and Safe" if you want to add to it!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #15
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does anyone know if Revolution is still in business?
i want to purchase their sports bar.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #16
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here is my 6 point, sorry we dont have better pics, we are focusing on engine

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yes you can buy it from RPM or one of their dealers

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:28 AM   #17
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^There ya go, I have a bunch of pictures I took and was gonna start a thread on it, but left the camera at the shop I'll do it tomorrow.
Nice! That's what I've been looking for. Can the rear braces be located further outboard so they're not directly where the rear passenger's head would be? Believe it or not, I do use the rear seat a lot for passengers.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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There is a cross bar that really restricts rear passengers. If you dont want it certified for track use you ask them to leave it out?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #19
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I think (don't quote me) that you can have a removable cross bar for road course. I know it's not allowed at the strip.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #20
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Had one custom made....
Holy !!! That looks awesome!!! Any more pics? I have a family full of welders/fab guys. I'd be interested in getting one made.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #21
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Had one custom made....
RPM is telling me that this roll bar is illegal on the track, however I have seen a number of custom bars using this approach... Can anyone confirm this statement?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #22
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RPM is telling me that this roll bar is illegal on the track, however I have seen a number of custom bars using this approach... Can anyone confirm this statement?
No that bar is not legal, but Desertrose didn't have that roll bar made for the track.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #23
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No that bar is not legal, but Desertrose didn't have that roll bar made for the track.
So is the RPM design pretty much the only legal setup?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #24
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See my photos, before you order from anyone PM me so you can learn from my and our shop installation experience. Plug and play NOT so much.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:32 PM   #25
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So far the RPM is the only mass produced NHRA legal rollbar setup available. Buy an RPM or have one custom built and have it cerified.
If any vert or coupe owners are interested, we are an RPM dealer. I have one installed in my '10 coupe, very nice product but as mentioned above its more than just plug and play. Expect to spend a lot of time if you want a clean install.
If anyone is serious about getting one, PM me with your year and model, chrome moly or mild steel, and what finish your looking for if other than the standard finish.
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