1 (edited by tjdumez 2017-04-02 09:12 AM)

Topic: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

I came across this yellow nissan with it's roof cut off. Is this kind of modification considered illegal modification to a crumple zone? Before we go all in by building a roll cage, etc, I need to know if this is an automatic fail from the get go.
Thanks in advance, let me know if there is a different place for me to ask this.

http://imgur.com/sqltHHY

Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

That's ok, the roll cage ore than makes up for the roof structure, also make for much easier cage install.

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

I'd get an official opinion from someone at lemons HQ before spending money.

4 (edited by Guildenstern 2017-04-02 10:18 PM)

Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

If the Roof is considered a crumple zone, you have problems.

Flipping over, and or falling anvil type problems.

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

And don't you dare touch those sweet graphics!

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

Guildenstern wrote:

If the Roof is considered a crumple zone, you have problems.

Flipping over, and or falling anvil type problems.

? it is a common practice to cut the roof off to weld the cage in. many teams just tack it back in place. I don't see how "flipping/falling out is going to happen considering you are belted in AND if you race a convert you need to have a roof net. If it was me and I wanted the truck, I'd just go to a yard and hack the roof off another, if it was a concern. I like a roof more so for shade. Running around for 2 hours with the sun beating down on your melon is not fun.

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

Some teams just sawzall off the roof Saturday Night then observe why the minivan that was doing so well on Saturday is suddenly a huge floppy suck machine on Sunday.

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88 Thunderbird "What's the word? Thunderbird!", "What's the Price? Thirty Twice!"
A&D: 2014 Sebrings at Sebring (NSF), 2014 NJMP2 Jurassic Park (SpeedyCop), 2012 Summit Point J30 (PiNuts)

Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

If your cage is high and wide enough it will pass, you will have to wear arm restraints as you have no roof.

  -John

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

Mr.Yuck wrote:
Guildenstern wrote:

If the Roof is considered a crumple zone, you have problems.

Flipping over, and or falling anvil type problems.

? it is a common practice to cut the roof off to weld the cage in. many teams just tack it back in place. I don't see how "flipping/falling out is going to happen considering you are belted in AND if you race a convert you need to have a roof net. If it was me and I wanted the truck, I'd just go to a yard and hack the roof off another, if it was a concern. I like a roof more so for shade. Running around for 2 hours with the sun beating down on your melon is not fun.

No need to hack off another - looks like the roof for this one is right there in the bed.

bs

Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

Evil Genius wrote:

If your cage is high and wide enough it will pass, you will have to wear arm restraints as you have no roof.

  -John

If I have a convertible with a metal sheet attached to the cage/top of windshield for a roof do I need arm restraints?

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

squidrope wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:

If your cage is high and wide enough it will pass, you will have to wear arm restraints as you have no roof.

  -John

If I have a convertible with a metal sheet attached to the cage/top of windshield for a roof do I need arm restraints?

No, if the top is well attached and large enough.

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Re: Pickup truck with roof cut off - go or no-go?

bshorey wrote:
Mr.Yuck wrote:
Guildenstern wrote:

If the Roof is considered a crumple zone, you have problems.

Flipping over, and or falling anvil type problems.

? it is a common practice to cut the roof off to weld the cage in. many teams just tack it back in place. I don't see how "flipping/falling out is going to happen considering you are belted in AND if you race a convert you need to have a roof net. If it was me and I wanted the truck, I'd just go to a yard and hack the roof off another, if it was a concern. I like a roof more so for shade. Running around for 2 hours with the sun beating down on your melon is not fun.

No need to hack off another - looks like the roof for this one is right there in the bed.

bs

you are correct sir...

"get up and get your grandma outta here"