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Old 04-07-2012, 08:15 PM   #51
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #52
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Those cage stands are some of the best I have ever seen....
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #53
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Those cage stands are some of the best I have ever seen....
Yes indeed the best ever I seen also a really great idea! Think you may have changed how things will be done. Like to hear what one of the Associations scrutineers would have to say.

Keep up the out standing work!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #54
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Those are Plinth blocks. NASA, SCCA and other allow them. There is a limit to how big they can be depending on the rules.
Most everyone is going to this now. It's a lot saver as it's not just attached to the floor, which is weak. It's attached to the side rails and much stronger.
They are tacked right now. So when they are ready to finish welding. They can remove them to lower the cage to get to the top parts. When they are done. Put the plinths back and finish welding them.

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #55
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Those are Plinth blocks. NASA, SCCA and other allow them. There is a limit to how big they can be depending on the rules.
Most everyone is going to this now. It's a lot saver as it's not just attached to the floor, which is weak. It's attached to the side rails and much stronger.
They are tacked right now. So when they are ready to finish welding. They can remove them to lower the cage to get to the top parts. When they are done. Put the plinths back and finish welding them.
Awesome :-) thanks for the info! That's why I hang around here you guys keep my old foggy arsh in line and up to date. Don't keep up with trends and stuff like I use too and our tech guys in the hillclimb world can be rather old school. Wish I'd known and or my some what prefabed u-weld cage supplier / vendor (name with held to protect the insane and or innocent ;o) ) would have mentioned or offered this when I did my cage five years ago ;(. I end up running 2x2x1/4 steel tubing under the car on both sides and tying them into the rockers, front and rear suspension points, the cage at the A & B pillars, and the front wheel well.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #56
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Pat, the cage really looks good, they got a lot done last night. By using plinth blocks, you get away from cutting holes in the floor to drop the cage down low enough to get complete welds on the top of the bars. Pat got the sexy ones, all pieces were cut on a CNC plasma table. They hand cut and formed mine.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #57
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Got word yesterday that the guys will be starting on finish welding on the cage in the RS this week. They are going to have most of it done and drop down without the plinth blocks so I can get to the top of the cage to paint it. Otherwise I will not be able to once it's in place. Will have new pics up this weekend.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #58
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Got the top of the cage paint before they put it back on the blocks.




Cage back in place. Blocks, foot protection, door bars and rear down tubes installed and welded in. All is left is the FIA bars.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:47 PM   #59
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Looking good!
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #60
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Thx, should be done soon. Going to paint the cage the same color as the car and POR grey the floor and other stuff when I get too it. I'll be back at the shop next Saturday to install the window net hardware and seat with new brakets to get the seat shifted closer to the center of the car. All is left after that is pluging all the wiring back in and installing the dash and front window.

BTW, anyone need any seat brackets? I am selling these.


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Old 04-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #61
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #62
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #63
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very nice...
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:49 PM   #64
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Sub'd! Cant wait to see the final product!
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #65
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have never seen those plinth blocks before they look great, and the theory behind them seems right on. Nice build.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #66
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Pat- Nice work man, looks really good. That picture reminds me of a certain car I have to build, of it being completely striped. When I decide to paint mine, for sure painting it that color. Keep up the good work. Them blocks are a great idea and make sense. Lovin the cage.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #67
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Last weekend they finished the welding with the dash bar, steering column mount and window net hardware.







Today finished it off by prime and painting it to match the car. I eventually will paint the floor POR grey.





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Old 05-12-2012, 11:48 PM   #68
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All the props go to my cage guys for their hard work.

Next weekend I start with pluging all the wiring back up and fitting the dash back in. Put the seat back in and get the wind screen reinstalled. I hope to get the car back home soon.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:04 AM   #69
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Very nice....
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #70
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The car heads home tomorrow. Interoir is all done. Just need a kill switch and one 8611 1259race koni insert for my Zzyzx suspension.
Shooting for late July for it's first track shake down.



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Old 06-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #71
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shack down?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #72
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shack down?
Sorry shake, tired last night when I posted. Had been up since 7am and I am up earily again to head down to go pick it up.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #73
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You could always just keep your stock suspension on it to make it down to Austin for the COBB Subaru OSM.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #74
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #75
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Got a few things done to the car yesterday.
Reinstalled me Cusco MZ 1.5 and got my Zzyzx Coilovers back on the car. I have one insert that will need to replace but I can get an alingment now and replace it later with out messing up the alingment. I got a kill switch too install but ran out of time yesterday.



Test fitted some 17x9's with 265 Hoosier slicks. The wheels were +30. If they were only a +35 to +40 they would clear the fenders. I had tons of room on the inside thx to my Zzyzx's.
Alingments specs, Toe 0 F&R, Camber -3/F -2/R. I could probably add a bit more camber and get them too clear. I'll be running my stock wheels with 225/50-16 Hoosier R6's or maybe something else. I got to run my stock size wheel for Improved Touring S. There is a local series at Hallet that I plan to run in at the end of July for it's first event. I may run a different class as their classing if different then SCCA when it comes to IT. I got some 17" slicks that I want to burn up and some bigger brakes.
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