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Old 12-20-05, 08:06 PM
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Progress Pic's of my cage install

Sup guys. Im in the process of getting a full 10pt. roll cage (legal for 9sec.) Here are some early shots. They did a real nice job of going through the dash. They are also painting it, installing a window net and line lock, plus a camera mount.
Attached Thumbnails Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-4.jpg   Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-5.jpg   Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-6.jpg   Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-1.jpg   Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-2.jpg  

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Old 12-20-05, 08:10 PM
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I like what they did with the rear bar. That's very nice. Who's doing that work?
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Never seen an FD cage as clean and well executed as that one.
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Have you considered gussets attaching to the A and B pillars. Dont spare the padding when its done. Nice cage so far
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Old 12-20-05, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by f1blueRx7
I like what they did with the rear bar. That's very nice. Who's doing that work?
Thanks, its a place in Delaware call Rhodes Custom Auto.
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Thought you didn't need a window net

Told ya so!
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Old 12-20-05, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LUPE
Thought you didn't need a window net

Told ya so!
Ahhh ZIP IT!
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Ahhh ZIP IT!


Looks good, though. Any idea what that will weigh?
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Don't know. I'll weigh it when it comes back.
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I don't think that making the rear diagonal down braces attach to that rear cross bar is going to be very stiff. That cross bar is going to bend and flex as it is loaded from the diagonal down braces. If you hope to add chassis stiffness with the cage, then that part of the design will disappoint you.

I do like the good job they did making the front down tubes follow the A pillars. That looks very nice.
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Originally Posted by speedturn
That cross bar is going to bend and flex as it is loaded from the diagonal down braces. If you hope to add chassis stiffness with the cage, then that part of the design will disappoint you.
Those drag car guys are always loosy goosy
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Nice.

Is this going to be a street/strip car or strictly a track car? I would have kept it a street car due to the rare cym color.
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Originally Posted by hotfd3s
Nice.

Is this going to be a street/strip car or strictly a track car? I would have kept it a street car due to the rare cym color.
Street/strip car. And the color is meaningless to me. Its a 12year old car no matter how ya cut it.
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UPDATE: more pic's

Its progressing well!
Attached Thumbnails Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-7.jpg   Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-8.jpg   Progress Pic's of my cage install-rx7-9.jpg  
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Originally Posted by ErnieT
Street/strip car. And the color is meaningless to me. Its a 12year old car no matter how ya cut it.
:tu: They were built to be used.


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Why did they opt to run the rear bars so narrow at the rear and to a tube instead to a plate? I am sure you will get it past tech, but there is a little sentance that the roll bar or roll cage must adhere to the example in the picture. I am not criticising, just curious. It is my nature!
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Originally Posted by cagedruss
Why did they opt to run the rear bars so narrow at the rear and to a tube instead to a plate? I am sure you will get it past tech, but there is a little sentance that the roll bar or roll cage must adhere to the example in the picture. I am not criticising, just curious. It is my nature!
Don't know, but if its certified 9 sec. legal, I have no worries...., plus I've seen NOBODY do a job as good as they do.
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Where is the pics of the door bars? Did you use swing outs or weld in. I did not se them in the last pic with the paint on.

How did they get the door bar to pass through the angle of your shoulder and elbow while you are in driving position? I know it is dificult with the way the interior door panel protrudes with all of the door switches. With out the door bars, car is not 9 sec legal or 10 second legal.

Am not trying to provoke anything, but I am curious how others do what they do, that is why I started the other cage thread. Just trying to learn.

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Sure seems like your tring to start **** to me, but if you can READ, my thread says PROGRESS pic's, nothing about being finished. When its finished, I'll be sure to post a new thread that says FINISHED cage pics.

Merry Christmas all!
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Originally Posted by ErnieT
Street/strip car. And the color is meaningless to me. Its a 12year old car no matter how ya cut it.
Infidel!

Nice cage work. Is it going to be drag only or are you planning to take it to the circuit too?
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Nice cage work. Is it going to be drag only or are you planning to take it to the circuit too?
I plan on trying road racing too.
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Originally Posted by ErnieT
Sure seems like your tring to start **** to me, but if you can READ, my thread says PROGRESS pic's, nothing about being finished. When its finished, I'll be sure to post a new thread that says FINISHED cage pics.

Merry Christmas all!
Where did you read that at? You seem to be bit defensive. I am making no effort on starting something. If you have read my other thread I started about cages, you would see that I am interested and curious, nothing more.

I just want to see other pics of the door bars, that is all. I noticed the interior was back in the car and the main hoop looked to be painted. Man, you posted the pics, not me. You can't expect 100% of the member to be won over on everything thing posted. Cage is nice, just want to see more, and don't be so damned defensive.
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I'll post more pic's as I have them.
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Originally Posted by ErnieT
Don't know, but if its certified 9 sec. legal, I have no worries...., plus I've seen NOBODY do a job as good as they do.
Looks good Ernie - but I'd put Mitch Pipers work up against anyones.

Congrats on the big power you're making too!
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Looks good Ernie - but I'd put Mitch Pipers work up against anyones.

Congrats on the big power you're making too!
Thanks, and I agree with you about Mitch. He is the man.
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