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Old 12-10-05, 11:14AM   #1
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Question Welding Rollbar into 78 T/A

I'm looking into installing a 8pt rollbar (Jegs) into my 78 T/A. Has anybody used one of the JEGS kits? How much $$ to have it installed? have no carpet or back seat to remove/torch.

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Old 12-10-05, 04:49PM   #2
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I have the S&W 8 point cage waiting to go into my 77. Sorry can't help you with info.
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Old 12-14-05, 03:29AM   #3
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Did a 4 pt from Jegs...was not bad
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Old 12-21-05, 02:55AM   #4
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Around here its typically $100 a point...IE: a 6 point is $600, 10 point $1000.
Go with a good kit like SW or Chris Alston or the like.......the cheapo kits are not that great as far as fit. Any kit will require some custom fitting but the cheaper ones are worse.
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I purchased a 10 bolt cage from Alston engineering. Fit great. I was quoted $1000 to install if I gutted the interior. My freinds kid does it on the side for $500 and he base/cleared it black too, so I got lucky. It will make your chassis as stiff as a honeymoon co%$.
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Old 12-28-05, 12:56AM   #6
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A lot of the cheaper kits the notches dont fit tight against the tubing. Thats bad.........if you dont have a tight fit and its filled in by welds it wont be as strong as it needs to be and may crack over time. Or, it could break in the event of a crash. I wouldnt risk my safety OR life on that.
Not saying the cheap kits are worthless, you just have to do more work to install them in order to have a good cage.
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Old 12-28-05, 03:26PM   #7
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Alston kit required trimming and notching so fit was as good as the installer
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My S&W 10 point took a bit of work to make it fit. My chassis guy is meticulous and he spent the time to make it right. According to him a lot of the kits take extra work to make them fit right.

Going rate around here is generally also around $100/point.
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Old 01-03-06, 02:12AM   #9
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My buddy put a 10 point from Jegs in his 79 Camaro and it was not to bad. I ordered the same for my 78 T/A but did not put it in. I went a head and put a custom 10 point chromoly cage. I even still have the Jegs kit in the garage. Still looking for the receipt so I can return it. You will find out that most cage builders will not use a kit. They like to make it on their own. As mentioned up above $100.00 a point is a good base line to go with when using mild steel. A chromoly cage is priced a lot more. I called around here in Houston and mild steel was $1000 to $1800. Chromoly cage was $2500 to $4500. You need to look at the persons work and make a decision.
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Old 01-03-06, 12:32PM   #10
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Installing a Jegs kit. Isnt great but its better than nothing. Funds dont allow me to have someone else do it. Good thing I can fabricate and weld!
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