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Old 03-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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A cage I've slowly been working on for the local Subaru shop/tuner. Probably needs one full day left of work and its all done. A couple pics of where it sits right now-




They cut out and removed the heavy sections of the B-Pillars and I replaced that section with some 18g cold roll steel. Have a little bit more sheetmetal work to due and then I can weld in the rest of the cage that is already bent and notched. Then bend and weld up door bars.




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Old 03-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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Very nice. I'd love one like that! I love the B pillar area.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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Good old cage fabrication I remember when me and my buddy put a roll cage in my first car 240sx we were 16 your work is much better than ours was lol.



BTW I love the B pillar work that is sick! Is it stronger and lighter than original?
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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Approximately how much weight would you roughly guess did that save by doing this to the b pillar? Looks a lot stronger and cooler than the factory design..
Btw.. Milk crates make great stools while welding in a car. Lol. Love it...
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:00 AM   #5
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Off the top of my head I think they said 20-30lbs per pillar was taken off but dont quote me as I wasnt there when they cut it out and were prepping the car for me.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #6
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your works so amazing! keep it up!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #7
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Off the top of my head I think they said 20-30lbs per pillar was taken off but dont quote me as I wasnt there when they cut it out and were prepping the car for me.
20-30 lbs per pillar.. Thats quite a bit when your increasing strength as well as shaving weight..
Hmmm...
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #8
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how much would it cost too do this also how hard is it im trying to become a mechanic so i can do things like this to my 2.5i even tho this is fab work i put it under the same category also as always would this work for wrc or rally america?
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #9
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NO...
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:57 PM   #10
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wow, looks good so far! keep it up!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #11
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thanks, Im quite happy with how the b-pillars turned out. talked to him this morning about the weight loss when he picked up the car and he estimated 100lb in weight loss from b-pillars and roof.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:39 AM   #12
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Really nice! How are you planning to run the door bars?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #13
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as far as i can tell, you've cut off the inner skin, gutted it & then rewelded your own inner skin in its place. then, welded the cage to that.

correct?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #14
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Correct
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #15
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This looks really good man! B-Pillar work is great! What is the tool you use to make those holes in the sheet metal? Or do you buy sheet with it already pre-stamped like that? Either way, looks great! Can't wait to tackle my first cage here pretty soon! Keep it up! love your work.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #16
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This looks really good man! B-Pillar work is great! What is the tool you use to make those holes in the sheet metal? Or do you buy sheet with it already pre-stamped like that? Either way, looks great! Can't wait to tackle my first cage here pretty soon! Keep it up! love your work.
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Dimple dies

http://www.vansantent.com/sheet_meta...imple_dies.htm

We use the ones that have a greenlee punch built in but you get the idea.

Nice work as always.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:25 AM   #17
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love the work done to the b pillar
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #18
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nice work man
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what brand dipple die set are you using? good looking work!
also why is the roof skin off the car?
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I forget what setup i used on that. I have several different brands and kinds. Some that punch the hole and do the flare and some that just do flares for pieces that i have laser cut holes in. Carbon roof.
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B pillar looks great!

Post more pics.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #22
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I forget what setup i used on that. I have several different brands and kinds. Some that punch the hole and do the flare and some that just do flares for pieces that i have laser cut holes in. Carbon roof.
Cool, what machine are you using to cut the laser holes?
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I dont have a laser, the only laser I an afford is a laser pointer. All my laser cutting is done by someone else and i dont know what machines they run.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:33 AM   #24
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I dont have a laser, the only laser I an afford is a laser pointer. All my laser cutting is done by someone else and i dont know what machines they run.
Oh okay, ive been looking into a cnc plasma cutter but just can't afford one... good looking work.
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Ya Cnc plasma setups are somewhat affordable for quite a few people. Yet i am not one of those people. I wish I had some $$$$
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