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Old 01-26-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Alright guys, I purchased a wolfe weld-in 4pt roll bar for my 2002 SS Convertible. I began install when I received the kit on Jan 5. I would have had to finished a lot quicker but I ran out of paint and had to order more. That set me back about two weeks. I finished the entire install yesterday. I painted it to match my body color. I think it turned out pretty sweet. I bought some roll bar padding off E-bay. Figured it needed something else, so I had my mom make me some covers for the padding. I bought all the material and zippers at Wal-Mart. Check it, let me know what ya think.




received on Jan 5. ready to get started





pulling up the carpet





test fitting the rear brackets





my dad helped me with some welding. (he's better at welding than I am)





all welded together





home made paint booth





primed





finishing up painting





finished painting and clearcoat





bolted the rear bars to the seat belt bolts





welded in and painted





I bought some padding off e-bay





My mom helping me make the roll bar covers.





Making some custom roll bar covers





putting the roll bar covers on.





Cut the carpet to fit around the new roll bar




There is like 6 inches of snow here right now. I'll get some outside shots as soon as possible. Thanks for looking. Don't forget to tip your waitresses...
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Looks pretty good. How tight to the top did you get it?
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Very cool.... Waiting for pics..
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Looks pretty good. How tight to the top did you get it?
It's a super tight fit. I was worried the first time I put the top up, but it cleared. It has about half an inch clearing at the tightest spot
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:39 PM   #5
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I have their 6 point cage in my vert. I really dig the look of the exposed cage when the top is down
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pics please.... In this thread, or one of your own... I would like to do this come summertime.

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I have their 6 point cage in my vert. I really dig the look of the exposed cage when the top is down
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Nice Job! I like you moms handy work with the covers. Its like the finishing touch. BTW why did you install a 4 pt. and not a 6 pt?
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Do the front seats need to come out for the install or can they be left in. Looks great
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I need to get a cover for the padding. What type of material did your mom use?
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Nice Job! I like you moms handy work with the covers. Its like the finishing touch. BTW why did you install a 4 pt. and not a 6 pt?
Budget, plus I can always add the side bars in the future if I feel that I need them.
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Do the front seats need to come out for the install or can they be left in. Looks great
It'd be hard to do with the seats in, if not impossible. To get the carpet out of the way enough to weld in, you pretty much have to remove the seats. It's a simple job to get them out though. 4 bolts per seat plus one quick-disconnect wire on the drivers seat.
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I need to get a cover for the padding. What type of material did your mom use?
It's like a nylon material. I went to Wally World and found something I thought would hold up. I bought enough to do everything twice (in case of screw ups) for around $6. The zippers add up though. I ended up spending around $20 for zippers.
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I need to get a cover for the padding. What type of material did your mom use?
If you have any marinas in your area look for some canvas shops.
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Alrighty guys, I finally caught a break with the weather and got the Camaro out for a couple of pics.



























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Does that 4pt roll bar stiffen up the car at all?
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Does that 4pt roll bar stiffen up the car at all?
I can't say yes or no. Over the winter I installed Koni shocks, Strano springs and the roll bar all at the same time. Rollbar probably didn't stiffen it up much, if any. You'd want a 6pt for stiffness or subframe connectors, which I will purchase soon.
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Looks good. I got some covers made will post pictures soon. The covers are the same pewter as my seat inserts.
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Looks great!!!!
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Oh, I already have weld in SFC's and a full suspension..... Thank you.
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