If you have moved your project along to the point where you need or want a roll cage, then there are several options for making that happen. If you are not the type to do some cutting and welding yourself, then you might contact your local shop to do the work for you. If you are the type that does want to do some welding and grinding and do it yourself, you can order up a roll cage kit from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, or the like, and then do just a bit of fitting before welding it all in. That is assuming you have a car that has an available cage kit. If not, then you have two more choices.
If you are building a cage that nobody makes for your particular car, then you can take measurements as describ ed on the Chassisworks website and they will do all the bending for you.
Or, you can grab a bender and get cracking on one yourself. But how in the hell do you get started if that is the plan? Well there are a lot of steps to building a roll cage and the first step should be to look at cages in other cars to get an idea of what features and look you’d like to have in yours. Once that’s done, it is time to start taking apart the interior so you can get your tape measure ready to rock. Keep in mind, the thing you will do most when building a roll cage, or fabricating anything on your car for that matter, is measure. You will measure everything over and over again. And you will need to measure from to, or from, the same location every time so that you have a “home” or base that all measurements come off of. This will insure that your cage is symmetrical where it needs to be and that your clearances are right.
This video really does a good job of giving you step by step tips and ends up with a very nice cage. We’ll be running more cage fabrication videos here on BANGshift as well, and will be doing some cage and fab work videos of our own this year here as well. So stay tuned for that and in the meantime, get inspired and watch this!