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    Removing S197 Door crash bars

    Hello all

    Anyone done this and have some tips on how to do it?
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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby Fbody383's Avatar
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    Are they bolted or welded in?

    On the last set on a 4th gen Camaro, I think we hit the bolt with a plasma. On those cars you almost need to have the outer door skin off to unbolt them, so fire works well.
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    https://youtu.be/r5MxfV7_oRo?t=147

    Not sure how different the doors are between the S550 and S197. I'm surprised at how much is the same between my S197 and S550, aside from the IRS.

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    spent time cutting out door bar and medium gutting of door , 6 pounds per side. 2006 fr500 s . Was expecting more?
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    spent time cutting out door bar and medium gutting of door , 6 pounds per side. 2006 fr500 s . Was expecting more?
    That's a good data point, was it a sheetmetal door bar on the S197? I thought it would be more as well.

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    door bar

    Online people were saying 18 pounds, dont know if fr500s had lighter door bars, its possible , looks like regular sheetmetal door bar

    3 pounds for bar

    3 more for gutting door
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    Yeah those are skinny... the 4th gen bars are hardened steel tubes.. about 1" dia. Superior Ford metal...
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