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 Post subject: Cusco Safety 21 roll cage fitment issue in 1973 Datsun 240Z
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:26 pm 
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Hi all,


So I did a test install of my brand new 8pt Cusco Safety 21 steel roll cage on the US LHD 1973 Datsun 240Z track car I am slowly building up, and I have to admit I was honestly pretty surprised about how poorly it seems to be fitting.

I've contacted the authorized US Cusco re-seller I ordered the cage from and am waiting to hear back from them.
In the meantime I wanted to show the pics to you all and get your two cents.

Has anyone else run into this issue?
Am I doing something wrong?



Biggest issue is the main hoop (b-pillar) touchdown behind the seats.
It lines up with the stock seatbelt mechanism cavity, and the top two bolts would only bolt into the seatbelt cavity - not through the floor. The bottom bolt has nothing to bolt into - there's only thin air behind it!

The second issue is how flat the rear wheelarch touchdown on the Cusco cage is.
The Z's rear wheel arch is super curvy there so I'll have a big 1/2" ~ 3/4" gap between the cage touchdown plate and the stock wheelarch sheetmetal...

Both of these can't make this safe.
There's got to be something wrong here... no?

-e

I guess I can't add the pics here - something about a board quota being reached.
So I've put them on flickr instead... have a look:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8628771@N0 ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8628771@N0 ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8628771@N0 ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8628771@N0 ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8628771@N0 ... otostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8628771@N0 ... otostream/

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 Post subject: Re: Cusco Safety 21 roll cage fitment issue in 1973 Datsun 2
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:32 am 
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"You must be signed in to see this content." :( For those without flickr account.

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 Post subject: Re: Cusco Safety 21 roll cage fitment issue in 1973 Datsun 2
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:53 am 
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yes that's the problem with flickr
if you dont have an acct you cant see flickr pics

is the board quota a daily thing?

let me try again adding pics to this thread

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nope, still can't add pics... "sorry, board quota has been reached"

off topic, but anyone know why i am getting this error?

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