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Stock Roll Bar strength

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by avgas, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. avgas

    avgas 1/2 ton status

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    I just got a stock roll bar out of a 77 and it is really almost the same as a "light bar" that had a sticker that said "not intended for crash protection" I was wondering can a stock rollbar really hold up in a rollover?
     
  2. pauly383

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    I was in a yard year before last , and saw a red 70's K5 . It had been rolled badly , cab and bed tweaked to the side , top cracked , roll bar and bumpers bent to hell . Yet it appeared to be intact enough not to have crushed anyone , I could of sat in there ad I'm a SCH over 6 foot .

    Of course I wasn't around for the rollover so I don't know what happened , but it had to of at least helped anyone in the backseat .
     

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