Rollbar in 71 (1 Viewer)

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My 71 came with an aftermarket rollbar, from searching its likely a Smittybilt Sandbar or similar. To use it, it spaces the jumpseats out from where they should be. Basically, I don’t think I want to put it back in since I’m going for pretty much stock. Is there added value to having it? If I don’t put it back in, I’m going to weld up the holes where it mounted and that’s the point I’m at. Oh, but I’ll definitely save the Kraco’s....
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Only reason to keep it is for rollover protection, only from a slow roll at dirt trail speeds. Will not protect you from pavement speed flops.
 

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My '70 had no rollbar. I considered the Smittybuilt one but ended up buying a TR-S bar from Downey Toyota. Took out the jump seats.
 
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This is all kind of what I figured. I am keeping jumpseats. I don’t plan on any off-roading with this 40 when I’m done, maybe gravel forest service roads at most so I’m not as concerned with rollover protection. Truth be told, I’ll probably sell it when I’m done working on it so I can build a non-stock one that better suits my desires.
 
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What do they say, most accidents happen within 5 miles of home? How valuable are your passengers?
 

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