Roll Cage question .......

I wear one when I take my 69 Firebird to the track. I guess I'm looking more at the benefit of having a front hoop in case of a roll over accident....as opposed to relying on a fiberglass a-pillar and windshield to hold the corner of the car up and away from the occupants.
 

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I wear one when I take my 69 Firebird to the track. I guess I'm looking more at the benefit of having a front hoop in case of a roll over accident....as opposed to relying on a fiberglass a-pillar and windshield to hold the corner of the car up and away from the occupants.
Your fiberglass A-pillar will be as much help to you as it was to me when this M38A-1 Jeep rolled over on top of me and its driver, Joe Pinto. The support for its canvas top collapsed and the Jeep was supported at the rear by a large military radio and spare tire. We were underneath it. Not fun.
 

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Joe, go back to the beginning and rear my earlier posts. There have been several severe injuries where the steelwork stayed undamaged, but the egg inside got smashed , some fatal.
 

Neil

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Joe, go back to the beginning and rear my earlier posts. There have been several severe injuries where the steelwork stayed undamaged, but the egg inside got smashed , some fatal.
High speed impacts are severe for a variety of reasons, each crash is unique. My friend, Robert Freyvogel was injured badly in a 432 mph crash a couple of years ago. His streamliner crashed but stayed together structurally. His injuries were from the G forces he was subjected to during the multiple impacts as it rolled & tumbled to a final stop. His injuries were critical but fortunately not fatal. Google "Carbaliner".
 

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I think the bottom line is no helmet = no A pillar hoop.
Not for me. On the track with my black car, it's a full padded roll cage and a 7-point racing harness & helmet/HANS. My street Mirage has only a rear well-braced roll bar and a 4-point harness. I'll replace it with a 5-point harness soon but since it is the original Manta Cars prototype #2 that was on their showroom floor, I want to keep it as original as possible.
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