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Moses03
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« on: November 01, 2016, 10:27:02 PM »

Hello everyone
I've been looking at the rules and realized we needed a roll bar or cage for our build and was wondering if anybody new of a shop or anybody we can talk to about getting it done. I have found a full cage that bolts in but we don't have the funds to purchase it. Its a 1979 Toyota corolla 2 door.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 03:24:32 PM »

Honestly, having one fabbed will probably cost more than what you're looking at. Even the one you spoke of needs welding doesn't it? What class requires roll over protection in a hardtop? Just curious.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 05:47:38 PM »

Check out http://www.rollcagecomponents.com/ in Powhatan,

He make what ever you need.

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 07:16:10 PM »

Is that Brett Hamilton's place? He built the bar in the Vega.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 08:29:34 PM »

Is that Brett Hamilton's place? He built the bar in the Vega.

No, it's not Hamilton.

He made the roll bar I have in my green car.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 11:44:42 AM »

Thanks for the information. The car we are building is classed as E Modified and the rules say "The roll bar structure must meet the requirements of either Appendix C or the Club Racing GCR required by class rules. Roll cages are strongly recommended". Not sure if that means we need one or if im reading the rules wrong. Im assuming we just need the roll bar?
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 05:56:06 PM »

There is a Safety Section that lists the requirements by class for roll bars.  Look at 3.3.2 in the Solo Rule Book.
You are not required to have a roll bar in D or E Mod if you have closed car. It is certainly safer to have one. If you are building a "mod tub" car and structure in the roof has been removed I would put one in even if it is not a legal requirement. We have one in our "stock tub" E/M car.
Do you have some details on the car? Did you have it out before?

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 07:58:20 PM »

What we have is a 1979 Toyota corolla 2 door that we are keeping the same. We have installed a 1977 318 mopar engine with 5 speed trans. The rear end is swapped to one from a 1990 s10 . we have stripped the car and are only keeping the seats and dash. We did have to modified the firewall a little to fit the larger engine and transmission. As for the frame we are keeping it the way it is.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2016, 05:04:06 AM »

I can not wait to see it run.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 02:41:19 PM »

So a little change of plans. The 273 that we had had a weak spot in the timing cover. Now we have oil and water slurry in the engine. So we went and got a 1977 Chrysler 318 to put in it. The rear end is in and the front bits are painted. All we need now is a NV3500 5 speed and it should be moving under its own power.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2016, 02:44:52 PM »

Here are some pictures of the build so far.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 02:47:27 PM »

What painting we could get done before winter.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2016, 03:37:07 PM »

This looks like a challenging project. I have never planted a V8 is a small car, something I should try.

Looks like you got the engine compartment cleaned up nice, just get a few rustoleum spray cans and put some nice color on it.

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2016, 05:35:19 AM »

I still can't wait to see it run. Nice work so far!
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