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« on: December 17, 2017, 07:38:41 PM »

Trying to get my 240z to pass tech to 200mph for ECTA and Loring.  Trying to plan out the window net so that I can send a template to Stroud and have a custom window net made.  The drawings I have attached are not exactly to scale.   I plan to fill the space between the rocker and the door bar with an aluminum panel.  Above the door bar I hope to fill with a net.  Must the net come all-the-way forward to the forward-most bend in the a-pillar bar(?)-if so, I will be in danger of getting my steering hand tangled in the net.

Please take a look at the attached photos and tell me if I need to go with a configuration similar to the pink net or the green net?
If I need to go with the pink option, please discuss how to keep the net tight (or even pulled toward the door) in the vicinity of the steering wheel.
And do I run (2) latches along the a-pillar bar, with one at the highest point, and another at the most forward portion of the net?

Surely others have worked thru this.
Thanks!
Keith


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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 09:19:01 PM »

Hi, Keith -

What you have in the pink picture is very similar to what I have in the Midget.  Given the spaciousness of the 240Z, know that in an MG Midget, that I'm 6'5", I have big hands, and the netting Stroud uses is such that the possibility of getting caught up in it is remote.  A smaller steering wheel may also help, if you're concerned.

Can't speak for Loring, but SCTA-BNI has no interest of any possibility of you getting any part of your body past the net without you intending to.

Mine connects at the forward position and at the top.  Your front latch is almost exactly where mine is.

The top is "curtain rodded" with an attachment eye under the main hoop, and locks into the halo bar with a seat belt tongue welded to it.  Put it in place, and make your final attachments at the bottom by pulling it taught and bolting it in place through the eyelets.

While Stroud is great to work with, get your dimensions right the first time.  I wound up ordering two because - well - I didn't . . .

Can't remember the name of the woman on the phone at Stroud, but she asks the right questions and is really sharp.

Chris
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 11:39:28 PM »

Chris-so kind of you to reply.  I really think the pink IS what they intend, but I didn't want it to be the truth.....

Can I trouble you to send me pictures of your setup?  If easier, just send to my cell phone at 256-366-4685 (I found the file size of cell-phone photos too big to post on this site, maybe because of poor computer skills on my part).  I'm also surprised that these long curtain-rod attachments are strong enough to keep a 200+lb driver inside the car, although perhaps all we are talking about is hands and feet.

Should I order and install the attachment system first, then order the net to fit?  Its gonna have to fit really well to not ride on the back of my left hand, although a little velcro between the door panel and the net would give me lots more room....
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 04:07:58 PM »

When I had my door net made I took an old sheet and made a template to send to Stroud.  You can mark locations of latches, loops, ect.  They made it exactly like the template.
I use a small velcro loop to hold the corner tight to the cage in the front corner.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 07:16:33 PM »

Thanks so much for the great photo, wickedwagens!  Beautiful car.  158mph in a ghia-wow!  I am about 50% finished with my custom side head restraint (I had to buy a tig welder and learn how to use it).  Next is to come back to the door net.  I have decided to do a door net just like yours.  The reason I plan for a door net is that if I pad my door-bar, there is no place to put the brackets to hold the window net (and the brackets will cut into my elbow).  I got ding-ed last season for not having padding on the door bar, so I'm trying not to show up to tech without the previous year's deficiencies corrected.  If you can pull this off in a ghia-then I should have no trouble.  I am very encouraged.

Question: Does Stroud SEW the seatbelt style latches permanently onto the net, or are the latches removeable/replaceable?

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 09:39:28 PM »

I had them sew a loop in the top and bottom and sew the seat belt style buckle into the net for the front latch.  Let me know if you want any more pictures.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 08:25:11 AM »

Thanks so much for the great photo, wickedwagens!  Beautiful car.  158mph in a ghia-wow!  I am about 50% finished with my custom side head restraint (I had to buy a tig welder and learn how to use it).  Next is to come back to the door net.  I have decided to do a door net just like yours.  The reason I plan for a door net is that if I pad my door-bar, there is no place to put the brackets to hold the window net (and the brackets will cut into my elbow).  I got ding-ed last season for not having padding on the door bar, so I'm trying not to show up to tech without the previous year's deficiencies corrected.  If you can pull this off in a ghia-then I should have no trouble.  I am very encouraged.

Question: Does Stroud SEW the seatbelt style latches permanently onto the net, or are the latches removeable/replaceable?

Keith
Is your head near the door bar? Did the inspector show you in the rule book where padding on the door bar is required? If so I missed it. Where is it?
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