2G Spyder roll bar with back seats

Posted by eclipsh, Apr 20, 2017
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  1. eclipsh

    eclipsh Proven Member Durango, Colorado

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    I really felt the need for a functional 4 point roll bar but wanted to keep my back seats so my wife and daughter could ride along with me. This bar works perfect for my goals. I wanted to share it since so few are shown on here for spyders.

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    Awd_spyder805 Probationary Member Oxnard, California

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    hello dsm friend it looks awesome ! i need one to LOL, did you fabricate yourself?
     
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    eclipsh Proven Member Durango, Colorado

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    I did the design and fitting. A fabricator I know bent the hoop and did the welding plus a little fabrication to fit the rear plates and reinforce the fronts.
     
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    AZGSTGSX Supporting Member Phoenix, Arizona

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    That looks real clean. Im having a local welder make one like this for my 97 spyder. Thank you for the share? How much did yours cost? I was quoted $1400 to make it, powder coat it bronze to match my rims and install.
     
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    eclipsh Proven Member Durango, Colorado

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    Here's what it looks like with the interior back in and padding on the bar.

    I spent about $500 but got a bro deal on labor.

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    AZGSTGSX Supporting Member Phoenix, Arizona

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    Wow! Super clean and at a price you can't beat!
     
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    orangutan Probationary Member Kennewick, Washington

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    it looks great when it's all styrofoamed up and trimming covered man, hope you enjoy it :D
     
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    m_0ney_pit Supporting Member Reading, Pennsylvania

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    Looks great does the car feel stiffer going over bumps now?
     
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    eclipsh Proven Member Durango, Colorado

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    I'm sure the car is stiffer but it is hard to say for sure how much. I definitely feel safer driving it hard now knowing I have a little more safety.
     
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    DogWhistle Proven Member St. Paul, Minnesota

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    Great job! One of those is in our future too so it's great to see such a clean example that keeps the backseat.
     
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    hharper1321 Probationary Member Middle River, Maryland

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    Great job, and a great price. Gives me ideas for my own Spyder, thanks!
     
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    luii90 Proven Member Long Beach, California

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    That looks great I should've done that for the rear bars oh well looks clean.
     

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    PlanZero Proven Member Easton, Pennsylvania

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    So no more rear speakers? I'm looking into some kind of roll bar for my Spyder; my gf dailies her and just got a new job which involves a lot of highway driving. We both feel that the Spyder is a death trap, and we're kind of looking for something safer, but if I can find a decent roll bar I may decide to keep her. This looks awesome; hopefully I can get a good deal from my welder.

    Autopower seems to make one of the few prefab roll bars and cages for 2gs, although I can't find any images of their street bar (about $700 shipped) installed on a Spyder. It looks similar to the OPs. Anybody have this? I found one thread that says the autopower bar won't fit a Spyder, but the auto power site says the bars fit most convertibles, though the description wasn't model specific (I plan on calling them Monday, just wondering) Pics?
     
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    eclipsh Proven Member Durango, Colorado

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    No rear speakers but if someone were more committed to them than me (I don't even have a stereo or front speakers right now) they could find a way.

    I bought a pre bent main hoop from some site for a 2g dsm and it didn't fit at all. The shoulders were too high and hit the very thick c pillars of the spyder top. I had to custom bend mine. I actually got mine a little close and it rubs on occasion. I'd believe it if someone said the autopower won't fit.
     
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    Techn0Nut1996 Probationary Member Ames, Iowa

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    That looks really good! Well done to the fabricator cause that is clean!
     
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