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So I want your opinions. If you were going to install a rollbar in a classic would you guys rip out the backseat or not. The car will mostly be used for track/dialy driving so I don't want it to be too loud, but if it is never going to be used why leave it there.
 

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take it out and see if you can live with the gutted look...just don't throw it out so you can put it back in if needed...also keep the seat if you plan on selling car someday.
 

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If you plan to run any autocrosses in stock, street prepared or street touring classes (including street mod, I think) you must have a full interior.

Otherwise, take it out and store it. The seats do have some sound deadening to them, if you care. Passengers shouldn't be riding back there with a roll bar anyway.

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I have the Autopower 4-point bolt-in bar in mine, and I left the backseat in because, like Matt said, in SCCA ST class (which I *was* in at the time), a back seat is mandatory.
I'm now in Street Mod (SM) which, according to the 2001 SCCA rule book, does not mandate a back seat be kept.
So, I may be taking her out one day. The back seat weighs next to nothing, really, so the weight savings are negligible.
The Autopower 4-point bar requires you to *bend* the sides of the back seat upright, in order to put the seat in with the bar. No big deal, just requires some muscle to get the seat back to where it will bolt back to the original location.

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Yeah I am thinking I will just leave it in and make it look cleaner. It will be the autopower rollbar btw. Thanks for the tip about having to bend the back seat.
 

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David, let me know how much you get the rollbar for. I am interested in getting one for my car. I'm interested in how much it costs to ship one.

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Just as a point of reference....
My Autopower 4-point (without the harness bar, dammit) cost $270, and with shipping came to about $335 or so.

Here's where you two can save some money: I split the shipping with a Mustang guy who ordered a roll bar at the same time, from the same local shop. We split the shipping.
KEEP in mind: Roll bars CANNOT be shipped via UPS, they must be truck (semi) shipped, which takes time. They're a funny shape/size, which rules UPS out.
Order together and split the shipping....just my humble opinion.

Also....in the earlier post, I mentioned bending the seat back to mount your roll bar, but wasn't quite clear: You have to *bend* the sides of the rear seat back to let the bar go around it. You could get all slick and cut a hole in the seat back, I suppose, but bending the sides did the trick.
 

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I'm getting it used with the harness bar. As far as shipping, who knows, I may pick it up or something else.

Yeah I will probably just bend the seat, if I am going to cut it, I might as well take it out.
 
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