FranzModeratorAugust 1, 2020 at 6:34 pmPost count: 4072
That was a lot of work to clean and fab. Burned the seam sealer out so that welding will go smooth, then sprayed silver lacquer on the backsides to protect.
FranzModeratorAugust 1, 2020 at 7:49 pmPost count: 4072
Welded in nice. Left some open spots to help shed moisture. Grinding and tube fitment next.FranzModeratorAugust 2, 2020 at 12:12 amPost count: 4072
Just finished fitting c pilar tubes. Fish-mouths + refuel. I’m on the home stretch.
FranzModeratorAugust 2, 2020 at 1:06 amPost count: 4072
Happy Sunday. It’s been a good day…….I think I’ll get some sleep, then get back at it. Having a great time working on race cars👍
alykatParticipantAugust 2, 2020 at 1:09 pmPost count: 600
Looks as though it is coming along quite nicely.FranzModeratorAugust 2, 2020 at 3:37 pmPost count: 4072
Another day, another plate. This one reinforces the control arm/rack mount. A tube will just barely fit outside the pedal arm.Pat KModeratorAugust 3, 2020 at 8:13 amPost count: 1868
Cage is looking great! Very tight fit and well thought out.
Nice work Franz!!
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorAugust 4, 2020 at 9:50 amPost count: 7568
I 2nd that Pat!!!!!! Looking sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!kevinbParticipantAugust 4, 2020 at 8:20 pmPost count: 46
Looking so good!! Thanks for getting after it as always.
Lots of goodies coming your way.FranzModeratorAugust 4, 2020 at 9:56 pmPost count: 4072
Thanks! Loving it. I have used all my energy today. Tight inside and simple through the glass. Thinking about storage and access the whole time too.
FranzModeratorAugust 6, 2020 at 8:53 amPost count: 4072
More tubes. I have to do the passenger side longitudinal and door bar still…but this is pretty much the design, no A pillars or halo for comfort and access.(but we can always add them later)
The whole chassis has been reinforced for off road racing/jumping/crashing. 🙂 Front suspension, to torsion housing, to strut towers, to motor mounts.
Cole made templates for all the gussets yesterday too.
.John JonesModeratorAugust 6, 2020 at 11:44 amPost count: 7568
Franz makes nice cages and bends…. 😎 😎FranzModeratorAugust 7, 2020 at 10:39 amPost count: 4072
On to the passenger side.
Cleaning the smuggler/battery box out. Rusty under the seam sealer. Chemically treated and mig welded the longitudinal tube mounting plate.FranzModeratorAugust 7, 2020 at 9:22 pmPost count: 4072
This is the hardest tube to bend and fit. I made a mock-up piece out of conduit to get everything perfect, and use as a guide.
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