Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/29/13 8:19 p.m.

Some days... the Tubing Gods smile upon me and all the joints fit up nice. Today was such a day. The driver's side door bars are all ready for welding. I ran out of 1.75" hole saws at 8PM or the passenger side might have been done too. Time for a Troegs Pils.

fasted58
fasted58 PowerDork
6/29/13 8:23 p.m.

nice

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
6/29/13 9:36 p.m.

looks very nice. M3?

JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
6/29/13 9:54 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote:

That's really nice.....I wish all my clearances were nice and tight like that when I made stuff.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/29/13 9:57 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: looks very nice. M3?

It's a build to compete in BMWCCA's I-Sport (IS) class. So, E36, with M3 powertrain & brakes, 3.64 gears, open suspension (no sphericals though :( ). The motor has to be stock and no aero is allowed. THere is a minimum weight too so leaving working side glass was not really a penalty (good for resale to DE guys too).

It also is a side play for the new BMWCCA endurance series - a mostly stock car will be reliable and sip fuel, go easy on the rubber (or so goes my theory anyway). It makes a lot if sense when compared to my C Mod E30 (which is hell on consumables with the S54 in it).

nicksta43
nicksta43 Dork
6/29/13 10:45 p.m.

There is zero reasons why this shouldn't be in the Build Projects forum.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/29/13 11:10 p.m.
nicksta43 wrote: There is zero reasons why this shouldn't be in the Build Projects forum.

I'm too lazy to put up more than 3 pics since February?

ransom
ransom UltraDork
6/30/13 1:42 a.m.

Beautiful! Looking forward to updates (or race reports, if you skip to that...)

JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
6/30/13 1:48 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote:
nicksta43 wrote: There is zero reasons why this shouldn't be in the Build Projects forum.

I'm too lazy to put up more than 3 pics since February?

I'll move it if you want. Just let me know.

nicksta43
nicksta43 Dork
6/30/13 9:10 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote:
nicksta43 wrote: There is zero reasons why this shouldn't be in the Build Projects forum.

I'm too lazy to put up more than 3 pics since February?

And what I meant by that is we all want to know every little detail about this transformation with tons of pictures

shadetree30
shadetree30 Reader
6/30/13 10:36 a.m.

Beautiful job, GPS

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/30/13 10:46 a.m.
shadetree30 wrote: Beautiful job, GPS

Heh, don't say that until I finish the other side! I just threw away 46" (read: $15) of tubing with an overzealous notch. Today is not going as smoothly as yesterday at all. Thats what I get for gloating before the job is done.

LanEvo
LanEvo New Reader
6/30/13 11:03 a.m.

Great job!

It's hard to tell from the pics, but are the seat mounts tied into the cage? Looks like they may be.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy UltraDork
6/30/13 11:10 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote:
shadetree30 wrote: Beautiful job, GPS

Heh, don't say that until I finish the other side! I just threw away 46" (read: $15) of tubing with an overzealous notch. Today is not going as smoothly as yesterday at all. Thats what I get for gloating before the job is done.

Wrong attitude. You just precut a 44" piece for the next job.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/30/13 12:14 p.m.
LanEvo wrote: Great job! It's hard to tell from the pics, but are the seat mounts tied into the cage? Looks like they may be.

No - they aren't done yet at all. The seat is on a square tube mount at the factory floor bolts just to make sure it will fit back in and to ensure the door tubing isn't getting in the driver's way. I've driven other people's cars with tight door bars that whack you in the elbow when working the wheel hard. Can't have that.

Once I finish the mandatory cage and safety (nets, fire system, cutoff wiring) and get a pass from tech I'll do all the niceties like subframe/swaybar reinforcement and seat rails, roll center/bump steer correction and so on. It might be someone else's car by then so I also don't want to do permanent work that limits the audience. I'm only racing this one until someone buys it (unless I sell off the other one).

Slippery
Slippery Reader
6/30/13 12:47 p.m.

The cage is looking great!

Where did you tie it out back? To the shock mount?

Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
6/30/13 1:47 p.m.

Did you have to use your AK?

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