Does it matter where the roll bar meets the floor plate?

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  1. djkaplan

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    Im wondering if it matters where the main hoop meets the floor plate? Can it be set off to the side or dose it have to be centered?
     
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    I suppose the depends on what you are planing to weld it to , the floor pans or the frame?
     
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    It will be welded to the floor pan
     
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    then I guess it will not matter, I thought you had to mount to something solid, so when it rolled over it wouldn't punch right through the floor, however, I might be wrong, happens alot !!! HAA HA
     
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    You WANT it to be attached to the frame rails, NOT the floor!
    It will do no good when you roll over and the bar drives straight through the floor. It is ment to save your life.
    Still if a show bar, then you will still need to fab up a bracket to move it from the rails over to the floorboard. You do know the floors are made of thin sheet metal??:screwup::screwup:
     
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    6x6x.125 plates welded to the floor/rocker area are upto spec on a unibody car.
    I will be placing the plates overtop the torque box and partially over the rear frame rail. Attaching it to the rail would make the bar too skinny to pass tech.
     
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    Yes...do plate the floor.
     
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    X2. If you plan on taking the car to the track, pick up an NHRA rule book. As long as you are going through the labor, etc. to install a bar, you should do it correctly. I hope you never need it, but it could save your life.
     
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    It's a waste of money if you weld it to a floor pan. It needs to be welded to the frame rails to do any good otherwise it's for looks only.
     
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    x2 ^ And if it's for looks only, It may actually be a negative for a "true" street car.
     

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