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24 hour of lemons build

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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Okay.

How about non-lemons where chopping up panels isn't an option?[/quote]


Otto is right but I still can't bring myself to do it that way. Lemons is a cheap form of racing. But I treat everybuild the same no matter what. You might be aloud to do it that way but I still do it the way I explained.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby exnailpounder » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:34 am

Bill w wrote:Okay.

How about non-lemons where chopping up panels isn't an option?



Otto is right but I still can't bring myself to do it that way. Lemons is a cheap form of racing. But I treat everybuild the same no matter what. You might be aloud to do it that way but I still do it the way I explained.[/quote]
Hey Bill...thats' pretty ingenious...does everyone do it your way or did you think that up? I have never done a cage and don't know if I would have thought of that if I did have to do one. I try to learn something new every day and I just did 8-)
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:50 am

No I actually had seen this done on a jeep xj years ago. And thought that was a good idea till I had to do one in an xj myself and decided to do it different.

But with an scca car you have to fallow rules and the only way to fallow these rules is to do it this way. Or cut a hole in the roof. And I'm not into that. Remember anytime you take on a project like this you have got to be as professional. This has to pass an inspection and keep the driver safe. Your taking on a big responsibility with a project like this.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:57 am

This is the pic of the jeep cage I did. No holes in the floor little tight welding but it was built in 3 sections then installed back into the jeep already painted I just had to clean up where I was welding. Then I added the support tubes after it was installed. And it was done.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Arno » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:12 am

Bill w wrote:But with an scca car you have to fallow rules and the only way to fallow these rules is to do it this way.


This applies to most sanctioned/regulated race classes.

The organisers or sanctioning body (eg. FIA in europe) usually have quite specific rules about the type of cage/cell and how it has to be constructed and installed in a car/shell for this class.

These rules tends to also specify what can and can not be cut/welded/altered on the original shell of the car.

Fitting these cages/cells while correctly following the regulations set can get quite 'interesting' especially as in various cases the cages/cells can not be 'self built' but you have to buy the cage partially assembled and are only allowed to install it and finish it up.

No modifications or changes in these cases are allowed to the cage or the approval is voided making the car no longer acceptable for the class it needs to compete in. Which was kinda the point of fitting the cage :lol:

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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Jim FLinchbaugh » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:47 am

The only thing worse than building a cage, is painting it lol
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby LtBadd » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:22 am

Jim FLinchbaugh wrote:The only thing worse than building a cage, is painting it lol
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I can imagine, I hate painting to begin with. :(

Seeing this cage reminded me of the movie Death Proof

"Death Proof is a 2007 American exploitation film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Kurt Russell as a stuntman who murders young women in staged car accidents using his "death-proof" stunt car."
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:08 pm

Little update I had to take a little over a week off for some other things. I will have the done by Saturday also have a couple of welds to repair machine started acting funny. Nothing major but I don't like the look of the weld.so here is another pic. Also have a few more tubes to put in. But you guys get the idea.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Fri May 12, 2017 10:03 pm

This one is complete and suppose to be on the track this weekend. But I haven't talked to the owner yet to see if it made it. Last I know it was at the tuner but having problems.
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Re: 24 hour of lemons build

Postby Bill w » Fri May 12, 2017 10:04 pm

Painted pic
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