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24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:06 am

So I got a call from a gentleman about building a race car. We talked he told me what he wanted and sent me a copy of the rule book. After reviewing I decided why not it looked like fun. So here we go the start to the 24 hours of lemons impreza roll cage.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:12 am

After getting the stock seat out and scraping the junk off the floor. And breaking out the tube bender. And 2 solid days of work things are taking shape. This is day 1
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:20 am

So after a lot of planning measuring more planning and reading the rules to make sure it complies with the rules. And here's day 2 the main cage is bent fit tacked now it's time to add all the braces support doors bars dash bar. So I can get the steering wheel out of the drivers lap.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby weldin mike 27 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:14 am

Check out the Roadkill Youtube channel for how NOT to do 24 hours of lemons.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:53 am

Yeah I have seen it. They just did the roadkill retreat from moscow that started near my house.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Rudy Ray » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:47 pm

Nice work with the tubing bender.
What material is the main cage made of? 1.75" x 0.120" ?
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby MosquitoMoto » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:09 pm

Can I please ask a massively, massively stupid question?

(Before you slap me, bear in mind I am a motorcycle racer. We don't have roll cages... ;) )

So, you bend and cut your tube, put it inside the car, tack it together...how do you finish a tube weld around the back where the panel steel gets in the way?

Okay. I can hear people all around the world now rolling around the floor laughing. Sorry...
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Otto Nobedder » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:31 pm

MosquitoMoto wrote:Can I please ask a massively, massively stupid question?

(Before you slap me, bear in mind I am a motorcycle racer. We don't have roll cages... ;) )

So, you bend and cut your tube, put it inside the car, tack it together...how do you finish a tube weld around the back where the panel steel gets in the way?

Okay. I can hear people all around the world now rolling around the floor laughing. Sorry...


Lemons.

Cut any hole you need. You're not getting sponsored by Tide and Google...

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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby MosquitoMoto » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:36 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
MosquitoMoto wrote:Can I please ask a massively, massively stupid question?

(Before you slap me, bear in mind I am a motorcycle racer. We don't have roll cages... ;) )

So, you bend and cut your tube, put it inside the car, tack it together...how do you finish a tube weld around the back where the panel steel gets in the way?

Okay. I can hear people all around the world now rolling around the floor laughing. Sorry...


Lemons.

Cut any hole you need. You're not getting sponsored by Tide and Google...

Steve S



Okay.

How about non-lemons where chopping up panels isn't an option?
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:37 pm

MosquitoMoto wrote:Can I please ask a massively, massively stupid question?

(Before you slap me, bear in mind I am a motorcycle racer. We don't have roll cages... ;) )

So, you bend and cut your tube, put it inside the car, tack it together...how do you finish a tube weld around the back where the panel steel gets in the way?

Okay. I can hear people all around the world now rolling around the floor laughing. Sorry...


The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. The way I do it is Jack the car up and put it on stands. Them take the plasma cutter and cut the floor in a small square under the tube. This will allow the cage to drop down then I weld all the seems and push the cage back up weld the floor back up then I place my floor plates sunder the cage and weld them to the floor and the cage to that.

And I'm a bike guy also. I'm pretty much into anything with a motor. This is the last bike I rebuilt. My 1995 cbr900rr with a lot of work and mods.
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