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EvanB (Forum Supporter)
EvanB (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/22/21 11:54 a.m.
AxeHealey said:

That's really artwork.

Definitely a great use of an art school degree.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/22/21 1:07 p.m.

Beautiful!

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1/22/21 4:39 p.m.

gumby (Forum Supporter)
gumby (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/22/21 4:53 p.m.

Bravo! That looks like way more than $3k from where I'm sitting.

kodachrome
kodachrome New Reader
1/22/21 6:09 p.m.

I guess I'll be the fuel pump changer laugh

java230
java230 UberDork
1/22/21 6:13 p.m.

That is a thing of beauty! 

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
1/22/21 6:23 p.m.

Yes you've stripped out alot, but what has all this 'tubing' added weight wise..in the name of safety?

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1/22/21 6:30 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG (Forum Partidario) :

It's probably a hundred-something lbs added, and not sure how much removed in terms of interior components.  When it's done I'll weigh it again, was 2700lbs(ish) with the full interior.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
1/22/21 6:34 p.m.

Well that escalated quickly...  Haven'tchecked in since the early days on it.  Nice looking cage.

paul_s0
paul_s0 Reader
1/22/21 7:20 p.m.

That's a lovely piece of work, and a far cry from the last cage I installed 20 years ago...(6 point bolt-in!)

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
1/22/21 7:52 p.m.

So are we more emboldened to haul ass with said cage?

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1/22/21 8:07 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG (Forum Partidario) :

Emboldening has never been the problem, rules compliance sure can be though.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/22/21 8:09 p.m.

With the hood off it looks like the body was reshaped in order to clear the extended strut towers.

Now, I know that the towers were extended a rules limited amount, but man that is one happy coincidence!

 

I just realized that it's the same color as the GT86 at the very end of Initial D.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/22/21 10:58 p.m.
kodachrome said:

I guess I'll be the fuel pump changer laugh

#thatcoupelife

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/22/21 11:00 p.m.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ said:

In reply to 759NRNG (Forum Partidario) :

It's probably a hundred-something lbs added, and not sure how much removed in terms of interior components.  When it's done I'll weigh it again, was 2700lbs(ish) with the full interior.

I'll be curious. Mine is currently sitting at 2815 with full fuel, spares, gear, etc. I suspect you'll end up lighter, even though you started out heavier. 

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1/23/21 9:38 a.m.
paranoid_android (Forum Forumer)
paranoid_android (Forum Forumer) UberDork
1/23/21 12:30 p.m.

Those door bar gussets- mind blown!

Adam does very impressive work.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/23/21 4:42 p.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Any plans on painting the cage?

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1/23/21 5:27 p.m.

A little welding for things that I know need tabs:

A little trimming on the dash and heat gun work on the ducting while we can see everything:

And a LOT of masking for what Ian just asked about:

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1/24/21 11:44 a.m.

One coat down:

If anyone wants to live that Adam Brock life, get really good at painting roll cages, equip a van, and trail behind him by a few days.  Nobody wants to do this.  cheeky

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
1/24/21 3:07 p.m.

Did you make your dear sweet wife tape/mask the trunk/rear seat area? wink

TVR Scott (Forum Supporter)
TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/24/21 3:09 p.m.

In reply to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Looks really good.

What's your paint of choice there?  Just a rustoleum?  Are you spraying or rolling?

Also, is that spare tire holder just an expired harness?  If so that's a pretty clever reuse!

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1/24/21 4:38 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott (Forum Supporter) :

Rustoleum high performance- a favorite based on past experience since it sticks to almost everything.  I got the impossible little spots with a foam brush before spraying the rest, and will probably do some more foam brush touchups later.  Might even take a roller to the floor if I'm feeling like it.

You've spotted the 20yr expired harness correctly, makes for a nice quick-release and it's highly adjustable for different tires.

kodachrome
kodachrome New Reader
1/24/21 6:07 p.m.
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) said:

Did you make your dear sweet wife tape/mask the trunk/rear seat area? wink

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
1/24/21 7:14 p.m.

My sub 5 foot tall daughter has been nominated to paint the entire rear section of the roll cage on my friends race car. It's good to keep tiny people around for these types of tasks. laugh

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