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Old 03-01-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default WRC DIY camera pod, and pic of my DIY rollbar.

Made this camera pod myself, because japanparts has one thats way out of my price range. Cost $30 and some time. Also a pic of my DIY rollbar, opinions?




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Old 03-01-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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now all you need is vent and a camera
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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Got the camera, the vent is another story.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:33 PM   #4
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sweet i like it. good job
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:38 PM   #5
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:52 PM   #6
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Looks preatty clean, but wwoww that is some thick dust on your car, havent used it in a while?
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:07 AM   #7
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Yeah 3 subies and 2 Chevys. I should throw the car cover over it and my neighbors are contractors with dump trucks and the likes. Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:08 AM   #8
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By DIY rollbar I assume you mean it's an Autopower bar and you painted it yourself?
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:11 AM   #9
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cage looks good, although i'd ditch the useless roof scoop for a functional spec c vent
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:18 AM   #10
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Would like to see pics of the entire car.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:11 AM   #11
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By DIY rollbar I assume you mean it's an Autopower bar and you painted it yourself?
No, we designed, bent the bar and welded it. We made it as a bolt in. We studied the Autopower bar but actually wanted the rear legs positioned up further towards the top of the rear struts and higher at the main hoop. It does look quite similar. I will have my son post some better pictures. The tubing is SCCA specification and was purchased from McKnight Steel. It is DOM 1.75 OD and wall is .120 A Hughes Performance Engineering tube bender was used to make the bends. I believe the fit is much tighter than the Autopower bar. Please do not construe my description as ANYTHING negative about Autopower products. It can easily be removed and is not completed. Eventually it will be a complete bolt in cage.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:22 AM   #12
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cage looks good, although i'd ditch the useless roof scoop for a functional spec c vent
LOL You are kinda right. That damn roof scoop is not functional in terms of directing air into my car BUT if there is one thing it does efficently is draw alot of comments! LOL. We might do the Spec C Vent and make the whole thing functional but I am not quite sure at this point. If this thing was like my old 1992 1LE Camaro with air condition delete I think the Spec C Vent would have been done already. We are not looking to be the fastest but just have fun. The drive train is all stock we have some minor suspension modifications.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #13
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thats ok about the hoodscoop, cause if the cage is bolted in not welded.... its not really functional either ha
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:28 AM   #14
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Would like to see pics of the entire car.
We will post some more today.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:36 AM   #15
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looks good!!
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #16
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thats ok about the hoodscoop, cause if the cage is bolted in not welded.... its not really functional either ha
Yeah you are absolutely right, bolt in cages are not really functional and I do not know why the SCCA would even allow or require them to be used in any sanctioned events. I think the term "functional" really applies to what the objective is or desired effect. I am not in competition (racing or otherwise) but my objective is to have fun and so far I am 100% effective. I would be pleased to see your welded in cage and I am not being sarcastic in that comment.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:46 AM   #17
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looks good!!
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:54 AM   #18
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Looks really well. Why aren't bolt in cages fully functional? Could the bolts give in during a crash or something?
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:55 AM   #19
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ha i like the last line, cause i was nervous you were trying to be cause i didnt mean it as an offensive post. I like the car and the cage, just wasnt sure if you really did rally it or what not... want to keep my subby brothers safe

and i have no cage my car is a daily driver, dont need to go banging my head on a metal bar
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #20
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^strenght of most bolts could not hold weight of cage. But truthfully with quality mounting points and bolts, it would be OK. Just not the best option.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:18 AM   #21
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ha i like the last line, cause i was nervous you were trying to be cause i didnt mean it as an offensive post. I like the car and the cage, just wasnt sure if you really did rally it or what not... want to keep my subby brothers safe

and i have no cage my car is a daily driver, dont need to go banging my head on a metal bar
You are a gentleman and thanks for the concern. When we drive everyone and their mother wants to race us. I am not a street racer. I am a WRC fan and was a long time fan of Penske Racing and Mark Donohue. Both Donohue and Burns were tremedous in their skill. RIP. I love this site and learn alot from everyone. I am going to have my son post more pictures. LOL. We have the tube bender from when I was building cages for my camaros years ago. They were fully welded cages. I love seeing the posts when someone actually fabricates something or comes up with a great idea. The garage door rubber moulding front spoiler! I love it. Cheap won't crack and I think looks good.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:25 AM   #22
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^strenght of most bolts could not hold weight of cage. But truthfully with quality mounting points and bolts, it would be OK. Just not the best option.
Yes we thought by mounting the rear legs up closer to the top of the strut and placing the connecting tube end higher at the hoop would be better. We are going to post pics of the bottom mounting plates and stuff. Your last statement; Just not the best option. ABSOLUTELY IT IS NOT THE BEST OPTION FOR A PURE RACECAR.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:50 AM   #23
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Looks really well. Why aren't bolt in cages fully functional? Could the bolts give in during a crash or something?
I think everyone on this site will agree that a properly designed, constructed rollcage made out of the strongest lightest materials and welded into the car will give the best crash protection along with making the car structure the stiffest. Or just putting Viagra in your gasoline would make it stiff. But seriously I am not an expert or claim to be however welding the cage in really integrates the cage into a single structure with the vehicle. Bolting it in by sandwiching two plates between the sheetmetal is relying on the hardware and the clamping forces to hold it in place. The attachment points are very important because it is obviously better to have the points attached to areas that are already strong points in the vehicle. Sanctioning bodies such as FIA, SCCA, NHRA etc. set the specific requirements necessary for construction to participate in their events. Bolt in roll bars and cages are permitted in some events but not all. FIA does not permit them.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:29 PM   #24
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looks nice, claen it up a bit and take some pics and
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:12 PM   #25
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looks nice, claen it up a bit and take some pics and
Thanks, I will. Between you and I, it (camera pod) was just sat on the roof and has not been attached yet. It is the second prototype made from pictures I seen on the internet. I have most recently made a silicone mould to make a some more.
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