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To: tigers@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Roll Bar
From: Anita & Jim Barrett <anitabrt@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 1997 00:01:51 -0400
At 11:48 am 7/7/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I own a 1967 Mark 1A Tiger with an "installed" AutoPower roll bar.  By
>installed, I mean that the bar is bolted to the floor pan in four
>places.  However, I would like to more securely attach the roll bar to
>the car.  Some thoughts......Weld a bracket to each side of the chassis
>member that runs underneath the roll bar's front two mounting points. 
>This chassis member runs parallel to the length of the car and comprises
>an "X" shape on the underside of the car.  The bracket would have nuts
>weled to it and the roll bar would bolt to the bracket, through the
>floor pan.  I don't have any ideas yet on how to secure the two rear
>mounting points of the roll bar.  
>I have no objection to chucking the roll bar, provided I can come up
>with a better answer.  Any ideas?????

   Take a real close look at the top center of your bar.  Some 
"Roll bars" were made in two pieces and welded together.  Then the
weld was ground off to make it look like a legal ( and safe) bar.
I found this to be the case with a bar I aquired.  I broke the bar
 by hand while attempting to mount it.  I slipped another tube
inside of the bar, rewelded all three pieces  and did not grind it off.
 This bar is still not legal for most racing.  Must be continious
 end to end. For the rear mounts, I fabricated a couple of 1/4" 
plates that are mounted down inside the rag top storage area.
  The bar flange bolts through the sheet metal and then to the plates.
Jim Barrett Tiger II 351C and others

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