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Racers, I am considering taking on a 2005 Mustang convertible for a bracket project. For those of you with such experience, before I go forward, what is the roll bar requirements for a convertible. Also, what is the weight difference between a coupe and convertible? [2005 Mustang]
The performance will be 6.30 - [10.00] ET range.


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Short answer on the roll bar...at that performance level NHRA requires a certified full 10-point cage minimum.
IHRA will tolerate an 8-point roll bar system to 6.00 1/8th mile.

Depending on what you're doing, I would consider a F/C style ****pit, kinda do the roadster thing. Confused


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I have learned the convertible is 100 + pounds heavier, so I will pass on this project.


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Originally posted by Larry Woodfin:
I have learned the convertible is 100 + pounds heavier, so I will pass on this project.


We always knew that GM convertibles were heavier.


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Lose the ragtop. Cut down the windshield. Lose all other windows. tonneau cover the rest and make it a roadster.


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