U Shape Roll Bar, Mk1/2/2.5[CD214]
£149.95 inc Vat
by Simon Cushing
Date Added: Sunday 30 September, 2007
The product is seriously meaty although the finish is a bit hazy in some areas and some of the welds a bit dark. It can be a real pig to fit as the holes on the mounting plates I had meant that the 12mm holes appeared right next to the seat belt turrets creating a very tight and impossible fit for the supplied countersunk M12 alloy bolts. I overcame that one by getting two M12 X 40 35mm long Sky Button HD ( that’s what Hampshire Bolt and tools said they were). These meant I could pick up the captive nuts on the horizontal tube and the heads were that much smaller to enable a fit near the turret . The back bolts fitted easy enough although the nearside hole is very close to the mount bracket for the heated rear window loom carrier. Not an easy task all in all as you then have to fiddle about tightening up with an Allen key and setting up the brackets if you fit the Windblocker (see separate review). Possibly I have one of the slightly misaligned plates but the job is done after a fair amount of hassle and they look good. Trust me set aside a good few hoursand offer up paltes and bars frequently to check alignment. I fitted the stainless mounting plate first and covered it with tape for protection then drilled the holers with it in situ, removing it to enlarge them up to 12mm.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
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