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Re: Roll Bars/strut bars

>> How feasible is it to make a roll bar?  I know various aftermarket
>> companies have cages/bars for many cars, but it's a little difficult for
>> more obscure performance cars. (Audi)
>> What business, in private industry, would have the ability/tooling to
>> make a custom roll cage?  By this I mean, for exhaust one goes to an
>> exhaust shop, for tranmission work one goes to tranmission shop, etc.

>Safety Devices, a British company, makes (or used to make) a bolt-in cage 
>fit the Audi 4000 ... last time I checked (circa March of 1993) it was 
>US$750 and available only on special order. I don't know who the US 
>is these days -- it seems to change failry regularly -- but try checking 
>Sportscar classifieds under "roll cages."

I have seen role cages in a couple Audis, but I am not sure where they came 
from. In one case, I saw an IT class 4000 5+5 with a full cage, and at a 
quattro club event last fall there were a few TQCs which had them. One was 
an 85 TQC with a full cage, Keith Andersons 83 TQC had more of a roll bar in 
place of the rear seat and a bunch of the Beddor TQCs had roll bars 
installed. Give the Anderson Brothers a call, 612.937.8639, they have put 
them in a couple of Audis and should be able to help out.

>BTW, the latest Demon Tweeks catalog from the UK shows that Sparco makes a
>3-piece aluminum strut brace to fit the "Audi 80/90 to 1987, incl Coupe and
>Quattro."  The price is 76.12 pounds sterling (approx. $125) plus shipping,
>whatever that might be.  I'm considering ordering one -- it's still cheaper
>than making my own -- and will try to negotiate a volume discount if enough
>other people express interest.

Great, I am interested and would like to know more.
Dave Lawson  dlawson@ball.com