I often contemplate the design of the 8V tappet covers which don't allow fitment of the knuckle duster type head protectors often seen on older 2V pushrod engines.
It seems that most 8V tip overs result in tappet cover abrasions or holes, and even some head fin damage.
Crash bars are ugly and as reported on other forums, some suffer from poor fitment and ineffective crash protection.
1. Using a damaged cylinder head as a jig, bolt down a tappet cover as per normal to prevent warping.
2. Weld four pre-drilled and tapped lugs around the out edge of the tappet cover.
3. Repaint it.
4. Laser cut or CNC a pair of cylinder head protectors to suit.
Could be done on an exchange basis by any enterprising ghetto member ..............................................[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Or even something like this from a Cali 1400[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]