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Old 08 Nov 2017, 04:17 pm
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Default Here's what the rollover bar looks like...

Last year I removed the "bread basket handle". And this is what the insides look like....just flimsy plastic. It really is too weak to add anything to the cars rigidity and would be of ZERO use in a rollover situation. Though it's an afternoons work to be rid of it, I'm happy it's gone as I prefer the cleaner look. For the purposes of the technical safety inspection, it's not regarded as a structural part and so removing it has no bearing on the test. (The interior lights from within it, I moved into the passenger area). Sorry for the potato quality pics, I was in the garage throwing out stuffs, when it occurred to me that someone might be interested...and so out came the phone.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qj...zqtgGFGRjTep_1

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oB...aJrYEkpYQuO-_A

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UG...V8ICIXDZAeZwjP

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Old 08 Nov 2017, 04:30 pm
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There should have been a metal structural piece inside the upper and lower plastic. I don't see it in your photos. But you can see it in this diagram.




Here is the metal bar it's self and the part number.




And here you can see it on an actual PT Cruiser. It couldn't have been missing on your PT because it holds the plastic pieces in place. Whether or not this adds to the rigidity of the car, you likely should have mentioned this structural piece. The sport bar is not just flimsy plastic. It's made of a shaped sheet metal tube with plastic coverings.

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Old 08 Nov 2017, 04:36 pm
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Well, I mostly agree that the 'Basket Handle' is mostly for looks and some body integrity. The internal bar is metal and probably was as strong as the windshield frame in a roll over.




But the car does look so much better without it.



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Old 08 Nov 2017, 05:02 pm
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I HAVE to do this mod to my car. I keep saying I'm gonna do it...

The car looks SO MUCH BETTER with the bar removed!!!
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Old 08 Nov 2017, 06:02 pm
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Another advantage of Sport Bar Removal is no more blind spot.



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Old 08 Nov 2017, 06:32 pm
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This was at the Cruise the Falls show back in 2005 in Niagara Falls.

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Old 08 Nov 2017, 07:14 pm
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Sorry guys, but my sweetie likes the windscreen that attaches to the sport bar. So it's a keeper on my machine. Happy wife, happy life.



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Old 08 Nov 2017, 07:25 pm
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This was at the Cruise the Falls show back in 2005 in Niagara Falls.

Now those are my kinda wheels, wonder what brand they are.
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Old 09 Nov 2017, 12:20 am
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Vast improvement looks wise.... but... definitely one to tell your insurance about....
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Old 09 Nov 2017, 01:13 am
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Not like the roll bar with do anything if you flip. You will just scrape your bean. Just wondering what the seat belt setup is
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