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  1. #11
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    Nice Job, How long did it take you to fit and fab this all together? How much weight does this add to the car? Nice Build--Keep the Pictures coming.

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    Thanks AKAUTOMATION It took about a week to fit and weld all the roll cage, afternoons and one weekend. Nobody made a kit for a Ford, besides the mustang, so I had to buy one for a Impala, and cut, chop, and add here and there to make it work. Im not sure yet how much weight it added, after I add the motor I will scale the car. That's a good question though, I will see how much the pipe weighs and let you know.

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    Hey man car looks good. I am from paducah also. I used to run a crate late, but now I am building a modified. When ever you get your car done if you need somebody to letter it for I might be able to help you out. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Welding View Post
    Thanks AKAUTOMATION It took about a week to fit and weld all the roll cage, afternoons and one weekend. Nobody made a kit for a Ford, besides the mustang, so I had to buy one for a Impala, and cut, chop, and add here and there to make it work. Im not sure yet how much weight it added, after I add the motor I will scale the car. That's a good question though, I will see how much the pipe weighs and let you know.
    They don't make roll cages for Fords, because they don't make race cars! I had to throw that one in.... Outstanding job! We have been wanting to visit your track sometime. We live about 45 minutes from Eldora... what a sweet track that is! Keep us posted with the progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hightower View Post
    For safety it is imperative that you use DOM tubing.

    DOM stands for drawn over mandrel. It looks like it has a seam but it won't split like standard tubing.
    Most commercial stock car chassis and cages are built using REW and not DOM. Lefthander is a good example. A few sanctions, NHRA and SCCA or NASA require DOM in some instances but NASCAR and ASA don't. A properly designed and built REW cage will be perfectly safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Welding View Post
    Thanks AKAUTOMATION It took about a week to fit and weld all the roll cage, afternoons and one weekend. Nobody made a kit for a Ford, besides the mustang, so I had to buy one for a Impala, and cut, chop, and add here and there to make it work.
    This guy makes cages for Fords...

    http://www.rollcagecomponents.com/kits1.htm

    Jimmy does a great job at a great price.

    On edit..

    I just looked at your pics. Butt welding two pieces of tubing to make a longer piece is not considered a good practice for cage and chassis construction. Most national sanctions won't pass it particularly for a driver door bar. It's also a good practice to line up the verticals on the door bars.
    Last edited by Vegas Racer; 03-06-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmetalwerks View Post
    Hey man car looks good. I am from paducah also. I used to run a crate late, but now I am building a modified. When ever you get your car done if you need somebody to letter it for I might be able to help you out. Good luck.
    Thanks dc, I might take yopu up on the lettering once I get done. Good luck with the modified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickochet55 View Post
    They don't make roll cages for Fords, because they don't make race cars! I had to throw that one in.... Outstanding job! We have been wanting to visit your track sometime. We live about 45 minutes from Eldora... what a sweet track that is! Keep us posted with the progress!
    Well you definatly dont see many fords out there thats for sure. If you guys ever get a chance come on down, its a pretty fun track to run at. I know it wont compare to Eldora but its a pretty good track. I'll be posting some pics soon, only a few weeks till season starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy View Post
    What class are you running and where you from? Heres a pic of our car a few years ago...love the dirt tracks
    did you run that car in beatrice, Ne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Racer View Post
    This guy makes cages for Fords...

    http://www.rollcagecomponents.com/kits1.htm

    Jimmy does a great job at a great price.

    On edit..

    I just looked at your pics. Butt welding two pieces of tubing to make a longer piece is not considered a good practice for cage and chassis construction. Most national sanctions won't pass it particularly for a driver door bar. It's also a good practice to line up the verticals on the door bars.
    Im sure your right about extending the door bar pieces, short of buying a pipe bender or bridging a 1" gap, I had to make it work. That makes me wonder all these companies out here selling these pre fabed roll cages, I wonder which welding procedure or test would qualify you for 1 3/4" tubing. I butt welded mine with an open root. Chill ring would have been the way to go though. Your roll cage is only as good as the person welding it.

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