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    Default Bond roll cages 205

    Anyone got a Bond cage in their car?
    They make one that is Cams approved for a 205, delivered to your door for $1600 as a kit. These might be OK for sprints and hill climbs?

    The pic below is their kit in a Mitsu Evo-9, but you get the idea. Side intrusions removable for the road.

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    For a road legal car I think the main issue is that the front arm covers too much of the door and too close to your head, with no helmet on - yar?

    I am actually thinking of spending more on a custom weld-in job so that the front arm follows the pillars and roof as closely as possible. Then cover it with medium density foam. My seat is also pushed down and into the centre of the car, plus harnesses to hold me down and in.
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    I have a bond weld in and so does Parry.

    They aren't the easiest people to deal with.

    I would get one fitted in melbourne.
    Adrian Wuillemin

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    OK thanks. I found Peter at Bond had some time for me, but we have some good guys in Melb.
    S3 205 GTI x 4 and getting lower
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    You can't have forward bars in road car anyway, at least in NSW. Maybe consider welded in half-cage and bolt-in front section? I'm in the process of replacing my bolt-in cage with a full weld in cage. Found a keen and young guy around the corner (Castle Hill), who's easy to deal with and charges by the metre.

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    No cage in the front is sort of true in VIC as well. Currently there is an argument that vehicles like the 205, which were built without full frontal crumple zones and side airbags should be exempt and this may go through. Otherwise, on a Vic club permit, so long as the car is 'safe for the road' and the cage has been cams scrutinized and has a book, then it is thought to be OK. In NSW you dont have an equiv permit system right?
    Look, I think that if you get caught on the road dong some 'spirited driving' then the police will probably try to defect you. I guess you can always cut out a weld-in front if you have to.
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    2013 Fiesta ST
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    How much would a bolt-in or weld-in half cage be? a legal one that is
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi16205 View Post
    How much would a bolt-in or weld-in half cage be? a legal one that is
    Lewis
    Ring up Bond and ask them, prob a bit under $1000.
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    Why woudn't the 205 have full crumple zones?
    It was built using data obtained from the Peugeot VERA safety research car.
    NZ crash records show the 205 to be of average safety and the shell of my rally car is standing up better than any of the RWD Peugeots I rallied in the past.
    Presently spending a few dollars getting the front rail of my 505 replaced and strengthened!
    Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Isis View Post
    No cage in the front is sort of true in VIC as well. Currently there is an argument that vehicles like the 205, which were built without full frontal crumple zones and side airbags should be exempt and this may go through. Otherwise, on a Vic club permit, so long as the car is 'safe for the road' and the cage has been cams scrutinized and has a book, then it is thought to be OK. In NSW you dont have an equiv permit system right?
    Look, I think that if you get caught on the road dong some 'spirited driving' then the police will probably try to defect you. I guess you can always cut out a weld-in front if you have to.

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    A weld-in cage can hold more nitrous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    A weld-in cage can hold more nitrous.
    That would make it an "unfired pressure vessel" ie cylinder for high pressure gas storage. Just remember to paint it Peacock Blue which is the correct colour for a Nitrous tank. Just put on the correct warning stickers and you don't have a problem.
    Probably better if you use it for Methanol or Nitro-methane liquid fuel storage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    A weld-in cage can hold more nitrous.

    Is that in case on puncture?

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