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 I've done a lot of research on window nets when building cages. RJS makes the biggest one that I found. Jegs is one of the only places I've seen it for sale. Here's a link to it.

 

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchResultsPageCmd?Ntt=140-10000201&requestYear=&storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&langId=-1&year=&make=&model=&submodel=&engine=&Nrpp=&No=&persistYmm=false

 

 

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Thanks everyone, and thanks for the links and images, those help out a lot. Does anyone have any images showing what you did for the bottom mounting of the windows net to the side bar? Primarily what I'm looking for, is what people have done if the net isn't quite long enough to reach the side bar.

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If you are building an E30 we had our friends at Safecraft Restraint Systems (thank you Charles) build us a custom fit window net. FIA certified(certification should be good for 5 years).  It could be used on a similar sized window opening. You would just need the top bar and latch setup. Straps on bottom are long enough to loop around door bars of roll cage. I should have it installed next week or so and I’ll post a pic of it installed. I’m hoping they will add a new part number to there system so anyone can buy one. Dimensions maybe hard to see sorry

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2 hours ago, snafu2002 said:

Thanks everyone, and thanks for the links and images, those help out a lot. Does anyone have any images showing what you did for the bottom mounting of the windows net to the side bar? Primarily what I'm looking for, is what people have done if the net isn't quite long enough to reach the side bar.

 

Depending on if you plan on keeping your doors shut during pit stops, you could build risers off of the top bar. If you open your doors a lot this could be not optimal as the risers would give the drivers something to get hung up on and possibly tear their suits. 

 

Looking at the pic you posted, the rearmost mount you could get back near the b-pillar so it would be out of the way completely even if it was sticking up (I can't see your main hoop in that pic, but you could also put the tab for the rearmost mount of the net right off of that if the main hoop is close enough). I've seen some people use cable or a metal bar link on the front side to help drop it out of the way when the net is down. I've never done one like that but maybe someone could post up a picture of their setup like that. 

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2 hours ago, snafu2002 said:

Thanks everyone, and thanks for the links and images, those help out a lot. Does anyone have any images showing what you did for the bottom mounting of the windows net to the side bar? Primarily what I'm looking for, is what people have done if the net isn't quite long enough to reach the side bar.

This might be helpful..

 

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecId=12055&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=RQP705005&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5rbsBRCFARIsAGEYRwelPBcLVbC0z8HlTU_8XqGj6DpgETXZ2W6De_beYidoa_CFp0fOz70aAtBgEALw_wcB

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24 minutes ago, BollingerChump said:

 

This is exactly what we use. 3-4 straps looped into the bottom of the net. A bar inside the net to give some extra strength. 

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1 hour ago, BollingerChump said:

@BollingerChump beat me to it. This is exactly what I was thinking of, and is my preferred method. 

@pintodave also mentioned using a cable, or guys have even had me mount the bottom front of the net with a chain welded to the door bar that the rod goes through a link of it. All of the above methods allow the net to drop down during pit stops, without mounting protrusions above the door bars that the driver could get hung up on.

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Literally just went through this problem last weekend.  I went with the racequip strap kit shown above, and the racequip mount kit that you have.  If I had to do it over again I would have gone with the longer lower bar that's hinged at its rear attachment point. I believe its longer anyway, which would help with the trapezoid shaped nets.  I was hoping that this window net was going to be more... trapezoidy.  Note that this car/setup hasn't passed tech yet, still slowly slowly slowly building. 

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1 hour ago, Max said:

 

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This strap setup was how our original net was mounted with the bar on the bottom. New net will have straps incorporated into the net itself allowing you to loop around door bars. So when released there is no bar to fall out or get hung up on the driver. I’ll post a picture when I have it mounted 

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@Max If you need taco gussets made up to make those door bars legal, get in touch with me.

Although I'm pretty sure that @cagedruss could hook you up too.

For some samples, look on my profile, and click on the "Albums" button toward the right of the screen. There are various taco gusset pictures there.

We just made some up for another racer and shipped them to him before the Indy race.

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Thanks Mike.  Those gussets look awesome, and I've thought about putting them in.  I PM'd you a little while back when I was building the door bars after seeing the ones you built for another member here.  I *believe* mine are legal as is, because I have a sill bar.  However, I would like to add gussets in the future.  Right now I'm in "just finish the car" mode, but I'll certainly reach out to you or Russ in the future, probably before the car's first race!

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@Max it sounds like you are at a similar stage as me. We are supposed to be racing at VIR in December, we should be able to finish it off, the net is the new focus, then fire suppression, wheels and tires and other minor stuff. I have been working almost every night on this thing for past 5 months and have had some help from some of the other guys (one of the guys helped out a ton with the welding). Anyhow, good luck and thanks for sharing.

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On 9/27/2019 at 6:25 PM, snafu2002 said:

@Max it sounds like you are at a similar stage as me. We are supposed to be racing at VIR in December, we should be able to finish it off, the net is the new focus, then fire suppression, wheels and tires and other minor stuff. I have been working almost every night on this thing for past 5 months and have had some help from some of the other guys (one of the guys helped out a ton with the welding). Anyhow, good luck and thanks for sharing.

 

Good luck @snafu2002, hope you make it.  Makes it easier when you have some friends show up and take some of the workload off your shoulders. Let us know how you do at VIR!

 

I'm shooting for July at PIR (LDRL) for my car's debut. Hopefully.  Right now the car is being built in 30 minute increments after putting the kids to bed. I might need every bit of time between now and July 🤣.

 

@TimS that looks excellent! Thanks for the tip! Also your rear lexan 1/4 glass looks good, I need to do that.  

 

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