Style Bar Or No Style Bar?

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  1. dnbonds

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    That is the question.

    I have a style bar on my 89 GT Vert and I've grown to like and dislike it. I like the looks of convertibles without style bars but then again it's something I don't normally see and makes me appreciate the style bar better. It also seems to get in the way of my rear view mirror when the top is down and when I have the occasional passenger they hit their head on it.

    I am 50/50 on this decision to get rid of it with some new interior 1/4 panels that do not have the holes for the style bar. I could remove it and it look stock and if I kept it I would have to modify my new (used) 1/4 panels.

    I know that it is my car and I should do what looks good to me but I would like to know everyone's opinions. Yay or Nay? I can't get any pictures up until tomorrow morning though.

    Thanks!
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    If it does not help in a rollover get rid of it
     
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    I'm assuming the 2 bolts on both sides do not help in a roll over?
     
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    It's strictly a show bar. I had one in my 87 vert and liked it.

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    Personally I don't think I'd put one on my Vert.
     
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    beautiful car @mikestang63

    since youve had it on why dont you put together and drive it a bit without, then decide.... cant go back once you hack the panels...
     
  7. mikestang63

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    Thanks..Regretfully, I had to sell it about 12 years ago. Got back into the scene 2 years ago with a 90 vert in my sig.

    The only downside of those light bars is you have to drill holes in the rear inside 1/4 panels. If you do install one, I would recommend you fab up some additional brackets to hold it to the inside of the car, as sthe little brackets they include are flimsy.
     
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    My style bar doesn't attach the to 1/4 panels. It has 2 bolts each on both sides attaching it to the car. I'll take it out when I get home from work and take a small cruise and see how I like it. The 1/4 panels are out right now so it wouldn't be a hassle.

    Nice car BTW, loved it. The only thing I would change is the headlights. 3 Piece smoked would look a ton better.
     
  9. mikestang63

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    thanks. I really miss that car. Had the chance to buy it back last year- some guy bought it on Ebay for $7000 and I tracked him down 2 weeks after he bought it, offered him $9k and he wanted $16k. What a douche.

    Here's some more pics. I polished everything under the hood myself.

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