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Thanks Pete, very good advice. I will keep that in mind.

Various "experts" i spoke to, seem to think the roll cage should extend to the shock mounts to improve the cars handling.

My aim is to have a very well designed, yet light weight roll cage.

I've seen a number of different cages on other cars, but don't know which is better.
which one is better... you only know when it `s too late... see the pics on this site of a cage-designer/builder in Holland. I have a cage by this man in my car. Chroom-moly steel saves some kg, but nothing goes above safety in my opinion... Autoschade Wielhoven the driver only had a slightly headache...

and here you find my car, and pics f the cage and welding:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/picture-room/11149-my-racecar-project.html
 

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As you can see I have a low bar from left to richt just behind the seat What you want is a cage that wil not move (much) with a side -impact. I don`t agree with Psk on that point. So you have to brace l-r. In the front this is almost impossible , but the extesions to the front shock mount will solve that, as well as the extensive seamwelding of the sills . I have seen some cars with side-impact damage, so did the cage builder, and this knowledge we put in this cage. A friend of mine had a serious acident with a healey 3000, with a sixpoint cage... broken pelvis etc etc, one year recovery to function again, 2 year before he could race again...
 
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