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Old 12-18-2008, 09:49 PM   #11
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Ok, how about some pics?





The new office. I wish:


Gauges, rally computer, switches, kill switch, and fire system.


Shifter and hydraulic e-brake.


Expired seat and 6 point harnesses. I'll have to update before I do a stage rally.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:58 PM   #12
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Sweet!!!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:02 PM   #13
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nice..... I was thinking something like this as a project rally car for my next project, in quite a few years, lol. see, people just love photos of rally cars, no matter how effed up they are. good trade I say, actually it's cleaner than I thought it would be
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I had a spare tire go up in flames once, my truck was hit with an rpg though.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:02 PM   #14
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:08 PM   #15
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That is really looking sweet man!

I am pretty jealous to be completely honest with you!
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dude that is awesome!!!!!!!
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Cage pics for mlbbaseball. A bit tight, but some interesting details nonetheless.

The cage uses a main hoop and 2 half laterals. This is illustrated on page 8 of Appendix E of the 2008 NASA Rally rules.

Detail of how the front connecting member is attached to the half lateral. Note the 'tree root' reinforcement around the bent part of the half lateral. The scrutineer said it was a good idea, but the 2009 regs call for a straight bar that spans the two legs of the bend, so I'll probably get that welded in at some point. Note the plate that connects the connectinng member to the roof.


A shot of the backstay. The X is optional, a main diagonal is enough per the rules. Note the plates and tons of welding that hooks each end to the strut tower.

The harness bar might have to be moved for modifications to the main hoop.

Main hoop. Note the lack of a main diagonal. The old rules permitted V bars, and the previous owner had very low V bars put in. They don't even show in this picture. If a main diagonal is put in, then the harness bar will have to be moved back. Note the Terraphone setup hanging off the hoop. Both the driver and codriver can plug their mic and headphone into that and talk over the din of the car.


Shot of the front leg of the half lateral. It is tucked very tight against the side of the car and runs through the dash plastic. On the other side, it displaces the light control, which has to be shifted a bit.
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Done:
- mounted spray nozzles and fluid hoses to original hood
- replaced windshield. Story below
- covered hood vent for big snowstorm tomorrow.

Todo:
- swap hoods
- get inspection sticker
- find way to protect inboard fuel lines so I can toss tires in the back to take to rallycross
- sign up for 1/10 rallycross

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When I was testdriving the car with the OP, the hood suddenly flew up and cracked the windshield. The OP had forgotten to reattached the hood clips. Thank god it wasn't a metal hood. I bet that woulda smashed the glass outright. Anyways, the force of the smash basically cracked the fiberglass backing on the CF hood, making it very floppy. I'm gonna swap and attempt to epoxy the CF hood into better shape.
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ah lol that's sucks.......
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #20
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Very nice man... i want something like this , but, whats under the hood?? .. just a regular zetec engine?..
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