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Anyone know where I can find a pre-made section for a 40 front roll bar that I can weld to the back one? I haven't found anything good, and I guess I can find someone with a tubing bender to make it myself.

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You sir would probably would like Metal Tech's Front A pillars, they are made out of 2" .120 wall DOM, and they wrap around the dash for the maximum amount of leg room.

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Metal Tech, Mark knows his s***..
SOR and MAF used to sell the Smitty built bars, which are better than a sharp stick in the eye but not as good as a properly designed cage.
 

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I'm his second hand man for bending up tubing now, everything you see I can bend up :grinpimp:
 
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Thanks guys! You weren't kidding about metal tech. I think I'll give them a try.
 
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Have any of you seen the Metal Tech Profile Cage in an ealry 40/45? I'm wondering if you can still get the windshield fold-down latches to work with out interference? Also wonder about the hard doors and ignition? Pictures would be awesome.
 
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I'm sure you could inboard those latches if there is an interference. I'm think medusa uses the metaltech fronts, or at least similar design on his truggy.
 

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I can't talk to the metal tech cage, mine isn't installed yet, but I do know a straight hoop is a PITA. I lived with one for 9 years. Spend a few buck on whatever, but make sure it has the bends around the dash.
 
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I like the profile kit and would buy one in a second if I new it would clear the door and ignition and allow the window latch to still operate.
 

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I can only assume, and you know what they say about that, but if you are going the route of a front cage, it may be a weak link tying it into a stock rear bar. If I was going to go through the effort I'd probably consider just replacing the whole thing all at once. The metaltech bar would be much stronger than the stock bar.
 

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Got any pictures of the early 40/45's with their dashes? There is some room but not a ton with the profile kit.

Like alstaz said the rear o.e.m. hoop is .072 wall e.r.w. material while Metal Tech uses .120 wall hrew and we do make a replica rear bar as well so you can still use your jump seats but have stronger material. I haven't been in the shop for about a month but I did bend up 5 sets of B pillars and 5 sets of C pillars in DOM if you are looking for something stronger than HREW.
 
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