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Postby wde_bdy » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:18 pm

Just after places to get a rollcage put into my car. Talking proper homologated, tied to suspension points etc type of cage. Based in Gisborne so will need to tow out of town to get it done, looking for a place that isn't too far away, but realise the extra travel is worth it for good quality work.
If any one has had one done, could you let me know the places name, location, turnaround time, were you happy with the quality and price etc.
Have seen some of the work done by a place in Levin, very impressd for the price. Just looking at other closer options first. Once I have a few recommendations, will make contact and check out the workmanship for myself. Just want to narrow the field down a bit first.

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PS - car is a KP60 2dr Starlet, but extensive modifications mean the cage will need to be pretty custom.
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Postby Bazda » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:37 pm

the best roll cages by far i recon come from Herbert Fabrication and Engineering, based in albany auckland.
But very very pricey, I have yet to see a better quality roll cage from anywhere else!!!! and i spend alot of time at the race track. He just doen one for a rally peageot but it cost $10,000 8O

There is another guy up in auckland in beachhaven called Bygone Atuos, also right next door is Fraser Cars, they both do roll cages at a way better price but the quality is no where near as good. Most normal race guys take it there so they are still strong.
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Postby 86 Power » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:43 pm

Try STR Fabrication out west. They did a mates cage and did a decent job for a decent price. They also did some solid seat brackets, it took about a week.
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Postby wde_bdy » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:50 pm

Auckland is a bit further than I want to go (around 550km's), and then you end up with Auckland prices too. Are there any decent places in Hawkes Bay, Tauranga or even Hamilton?

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Postby atmosports » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:08 pm

Um you could try Timo Lloyd(sp??) he's around Palmy way from memory does a few of the V8 Tourer cages. I'm quite sure there will be someone in/around Palmy that could do it or else definately in Welly.
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Postby 85AW20v » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:36 pm

Contact Leon. He works for the technical side of MotorsportNZ so will know who builds good cages in Gisborne, Napier and Hastings.
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Postby Leon » Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:58 pm

Nobody springs to mind up that way, as far as being a builder of a lot of cages.

Timo is good (Palmerston). Automotion is good (Levin - they did my cage). Karl Robinson is good (Levin. Herbert Fabrications, and Road Race and Rally in Auckland are good. There are quite a few to choose from (too many for me to recall off the top of my head). Get a few quotes, and see who gives you a positive vibe.
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Postby Shady_Dan » Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:38 pm

Come to my work and buy some roll cage tubing off me ( i can even give u spec sheets for cert purposes), and take it to Richard at Bay chassis works here in tauranga, he does a mint job :D

(btw i work for Steel and tube @ the mt, can get u a mean deal)

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Postby strx7 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:47 pm

Dave and co at PF Automotive can do all that. Dave is MSNZ license scrutineer and approved cage builder, great guy to deal with an good pricing. You should be able to get hold of the Gisborne Car Club and they should be able to tell you who the closest builder of MSNZ approved cages is. I'd be suprised if no one in Gisborne does them.
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Postby wde_bdy » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:07 pm

strx7 wrote:You should be able to get hold of the Gisborne Car Club and they should be able to tell you who the closest builder of MSNZ approved cages is. I'd be suprised if no one in Gisborne does them.


I'm in the club, there is no one in Gisborne who does them regularly. No club members have had a cage done locally for a long time. I wouldn't keen to trailer the car if I didn't have to.

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Postby Leon » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:05 pm

oh yeah, totally forgot about Dave from PF ... oooops.

Yeah, he's a pretty good constructor.
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Postby RS13 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:30 pm

I was interested in getting a half cage too.. apparently, as long as it is behind the front seats, it doesn't need cert and should get wofs no probs?
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Postby strx7 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:56 pm

purple_beasty wrote:I'm in the club, there is no one in Gisborne who does them regularly. No club members have had a cage done locally for a long time. I wouldn't keen to trailer the car if I didn't have to.

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I knew gisborne was a bit hick, but i didn't realise it was THAT HICK!!!
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Postby strx7 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:05 pm

Dave built the cage in my S4 RX7 and its hella stiff, strut tower to strut tower, as TIGHT into to the body as possible - the main hoop is tacked onto the inner B pillars and the Front hoop is tacked into the A pillars
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Postby wde_bdy » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:08 am

strx7 wrote:I knew gisborne was a bit hick, but i didn't realise it was THAT HICK!!!


Hey, we're not hick, we're exclusive :wink:
Less people to share all the wicked gravel roads with. PF Automotive sounds good, will drop in next time I'm up that way. I need a cage that is real tight into the body, so I can squeeze my fat ass into a little Starlet :oops:

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Postby Leon » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:45 am

RS13 wrote:I was interested in getting a half cage too.. apparently, as long as it is behind the front seats, it doesn't need cert and should get wofs no probs?


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Postby strx7 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:25 pm

purple_beasty wrote:
strx7 wrote:I knew gisborne was a bit hick, but i didn't realise it was THAT HICK!!!


Hey, we're not hick, we're exclusive :wink:
Less people to share all the wicked gravel roads with. PF Automotive sounds good, will drop in next time I'm up that way. I need a cage that is real tight into the body, so I can squeeze my fat ass into a little Starlet :oops:

Callum


Yeah, trying to fit 6ft 4in of me into an rx7 with their low roof line poses the same kinda challenges
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Postby RS13 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:56 pm

So.. how much can I expect to pay for a half cage for a 4dr R32? And it'll get wofs', even though I'm ripping out the back seats?
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Ex: 2x AE101, 5x KP60, KP61, EP71, 3x KE70, KE72, AE70, AE82, 2x TE71, AE90, AE92, ST170, plus 11 Hondas, 12 Nissans, 6 Fords, 4 Mazdas, 3 Mitsis, an Isuzu and a Lada!

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Postby RS13 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:59 pm

So.. how much can I expect to pay for a half cage for a 4dr R32? And it'll get wofs', even though I'm ripping out the back seats?
Daily driver: Toyota RunX/Toyota Caldina
Ex: 2x AE101, 5x KP60, KP61, EP71, 3x KE70, KE72, AE70, AE82, 2x TE71, AE90, AE92, ST170, plus 11 Hondas, 12 Nissans, 6 Fords, 4 Mazdas, 3 Mitsis, an Isuzu and a Lada!

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Postby evltoy » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:25 am


PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:37 pm Post subject:
the best roll cages by far i recon come from Herbert Fabrication and Engineering, based in albany auckland.


Herbert Fabrication are also the most over prided Fabrication shop in Auckland. They take four times as long to do a job that could have been done in less time, and they charge like a wounded Bull. Anyone would get that quality if they spent a month doing it. I recommend looking elsewhere...
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