California: safety harness in classic cars?

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  1. Fbird

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    roll bar removal tool
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    Here is a thread I figured we could use on the site for safety ideas.
    http://nastyz28.com/threads/safety-modifications.326645/

    G72Zed, please add your seat belt ideas. It sounds like you have thought it through. I got my info from SCCA, and other various sources.
     
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    There’s inherent risk with driving classic cars....they are old technology...These old cars don’t have 3 point harnesses, traction control/Anti-lock brakes, airbags, crush easily like newer cars...they are what they are. You can’t mandate safety equipment on a car that isn’t designed for it (easily at least). Safety is obviously important, but then don’t drive a 50 year old car. We need less government! Just because it has seat belts, doesn’t mean you’re gonna wear it! People die in modern cars everyday by NOT wearing a seat belt!

    My car has a roll bar and 5 point harnesses and still know a modern C7 will be safer in an accident.
     
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    I'm going against my better judgement, stating my opinion about something chuck typed...but in a violent crash, that roll bar padding will crush your skull as bad as a steel bar - the skull fractures will just be broader. Rollbars are build in the proximity of your head hitting it - there's not enough room in the car to build anything far enough away from your head, and only safe to have if you're wearing a helmet.
     
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    Yes, I will do that czizza.
     
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    Yes, I will chime in to your thread "safety-modifications" dcozzi to keep this on topic, thank you.

    And you are correct, I have thought this through as much as I could, with the information that I had during the build, but I have found as you track the car, and the speeds go up accordingly, I find myself rethinking things again.
     
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    Good points, and a vintage car is just that, vintage. But, there are many things that can be done to improve the basic safety of the chassis and critical load components used to sustain the abuse of higher speeds & G-forces of competition, be it regularly or just from time to time as a hobbyist.
     
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    They had a Roll Bar not a Cage!
     
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    Oh that's terrible lol. I meant I'm not a mopar guy i guess.
     

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