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post #16 of 99 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 06:17 AM
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Very cool project. Welding takes time to master, keep at it!
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Passenger side torque box and gusset installed.

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Taking a few days off to go to a NASCAR race (Vegas), then I will start on the driver side.

At my snail's pace, this might be a 5 year project.


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Can't tell from the picture if the gussets are solid. If they are, is there a way for water to drain?
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Can't tell from the picture if the gussets are solid. If they are, is there a way for water to drain?
The gussets aren't a solid triangle shape. There's space in the corner where water can drain out.

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Great project, subscribed.
Where did you get the roll cage brackets from ?
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Dan's 65 Fastback - RestoMod build

I made the mounting brackets myself. The od of the rollbar tube is 1.75 so I bought some 2" od tube with an id of 1.76 and it worked perfectly.

Used some 1/8 flat steel for the wheel tubs and bent it to fit


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Where did you get the roll cage brackets from ?
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I hate to be picky, but it's a roll bar, not a cage. Please note, that lower bracket does not give the "full strength" mounting required for a truly functional roll bar, nor do the rear braces. It will work fine as a factory shelby-style bar and seat belt mount.

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Agreed. That's all I was going for. I did the rear legs so it would be a bit stronger since I will have my seat belts mounted to it.

Bar all welded up and mounted.
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Going to fit the side trim panels...then I think I'm ready for lizard skin or something similar on the interior floor.


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Putting in your time and effort, some real sweat equity there! Big fan on your future plans as well
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I hate to be picky, but it's a roll bar, not a cage. Please note, that lower bracket does not give the "full strength".
Looks like it could be more dangerous than nothing on a roll event at this point. 50/50 chance which way the hoop will go.
Plenty on the road exactly like thatand all is well though.
We know its for looks but the OP is missing a grand opportunity to make a customizable bolt in/out cage or harness bar with the use of these. At least a harness bar would add some real functionality the next owner would actually pay extra for.
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I do plan on installing a harness bar. Going to wait to have seats so I locate it at the proper height.

What are those connectors called? They look like a great option for mounting the horizontal bar.


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I made the mounting brackets myself. The od of the rollbar tube is 1.75 so I bought some 2" od tube with an id of 1.76 and it worked perfectly.

Used some 1/8 flat steel for the wheel tubs and bent it to fit


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Dan, thanks for the feedback. Sorry it seems to have caused you so many "comments"
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No worries....comments are a good thing.

I'm learning as I go and appreciate good feedback.

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Been keeping busy doing things until the suspension pieces arrive.

My night vision isn't very good (laser treatments to treat retinopathy from being diabetic ruins the night vision), so getting the weld torch in the right spot when I put the helmet down hasn't been when the lighting isn't good. I made up a small flashlight holder that attaches to the handle and it helps a whole bunch (and it's not in the way).



I know there's a tool made for this, but I couldn't find it online and this one was free - even the flashlight was a freebie at Harbor Freight last week.


I welded up some parts of the shock towers for extra strength. Here's the passenger side.


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Glad to see you're making progress. Keep at it with the welding and you'll be a pro in no time.
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Picked this up from the "Muligan" build.

Welded the from frame rails to help keep things together a bit. The passenger side section area where the upper & lower control arms will straddle the frame needed more work than the driver side. But I was able to get in there nicely with my welding torch and get a series of good tacks & short beads in there.

I seam sealed the driver side too...waiting for more to come via Amazon so I can do the passenger side.

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