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Operation: Roll hoop/bar

Harold Bascom

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An acquaintance on the forum, '1Coopgt' kept insisting that I rigged a roll bar/hoop on my vintage-styled Redcat Rampage XR to protect the protruding spark plug in the case of a roll-over. I first configured something that was deemed too-frail for the 23-pound fifth-scale vehicle.

And I'm thinking, 'But I'm not into welding. How do I do this?', and I Express the perceived challenge. 1Coopgt, without missing a beat, suggests that I use an aluminum rod, 1/4-inch thick, the appropriate screws along with a drill and tap set, and configure a roll hoop.

Thats what I did and ended with a solid roll hoop/bar anchored to the chassis and braced to the rear shock tower. The pictures tell it all.

Thanks, 1Coopgt. Peace!photo_editor_ds_1562622665798.jpgphoto_editor_ds_1562622726181.jpgphoto_editor_ds_1562622695696.jpgphoto_editor_ds_1562622639510.jpg
 
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Z.hb71

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An acquaintance on the forum, 'Coopgt' kept insisting that I rigged a roll bar/hoop on my vintage-styled Redcat Rampage XR to protect the protruding spark plug in the case of a roll-over. I first configured something that was deemed too-frail for the 23-pound fifth-scale vehicle.

And I'm thinking, 'But I'm not into welding. How do I do this?', and I Express the perceived challenge. Coopgt, without missing a beat, suggests that I use an aluminum rod, 1/4-inch thick, the appropriate screws along with a drill and tap set, and configure a roll hoop.

Thats what I did and ended with a solid roll hoop/bar anchored to the chassis and braced to the rear shock tower. The pictures tell it all.

Thanks, Coopgt. Peace!View attachment 52242View attachment 52242View attachment 52243View attachment 52244View attachment 52245View attachment 52246
Nice job! That should hold up just fine 👍😃
 

Thrasher

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Thats great. Next, if you are into modelling clay, you could make a head that fits on the sparkplug. Or maybe cut off the upper body of one of those big action figures and make it fit. The roll bar really took the whole thing up a notch.
 

Harold Bascom

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Thats great. Next, if you are into modelling clay, you could make a head that fits on the sparkplug. Or maybe cut off the upper body of one of those big action figures and make it fit. The roll bar really took the whole thing up a notch.
I already thought of a helmeted styrofoam head inserted over the spark plug. Great minds? Lol
 
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