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  1. Hemirunner

    Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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    And good riddance!
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    • Ironbuilt

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      Forgive my ignorance, I know what it is, a really cheap looking rollcage. What did you cut it out of?
       
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      • Hemirunner

        Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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        It was a poorly done and heavy 6 point steel roll bar. I cut it out to make way for a chromoly 8.50 cage.
         
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        • Ironbuilt

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          Sweet. You always have something awesome brewing in your garage. :thumbsup:
           
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          • Wookie316

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            After your done practicing on yours, come to Canada and replicate o cage for me!
             
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            • Hemirunner

              Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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              I’m sure you have plenty of talented fab guys up there! Right now I’m still struggling with the decision of going through the dash or not... it would be much easier to not, but they look really nice going through.
               
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              • Hemirunner

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                0F863CAB-1A1C-4DC0-A2BC-E3904C92EB53.jpeg B257C558-FBD8-470D-B09B-7ADE6B4A1FE0.jpeg Here’s a picture I got off of the web of one in front of the dash. I’m not utilizing the rocker bar and the door bars will bolt in.
                 
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                • moparedtn

                  moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                  I see a pile of black steel pipe on the floor and I get all giddy...
                  (old fire sprinkler guy here)
                  :lol:
                   
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                  • Hemirunner

                    Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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                    That sprinkler work is big business! We’ve got a few companies around here doing it.
                     
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                    • moparedtn

                      moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                      Eh, it's a living. :)
                      Wonder if it would be acceptable to NHRA if I built a cage using all threaded fittings and Sch40 pipe?
                      :lol:
                       
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                      • Hemirunner

                        Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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                        Lol, I’ve sure seen some sketchy looking cages but the only schedule 40 I’ve ever seen was PVC! Lol
                         
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                        • 493 Mike

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                          How about using a grooved assembly!
                          Mike
                           
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                          • mopar 3 B

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                            Anyone use 3" PVC just to see what it would look like?
                             
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                            • Hemirunner

                              Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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                              3” would be huge! NHRA requires 1-3/4” OD .134 DOM steel or 1-5/8” OD .083 wall Chromoly. You could mock it up with 1-1/4 or 1-1/2” (ID) sch40 pvc just to check it out.
                               
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                              • bearman

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                                Done that been there. It really helps to do it up in pcv pipe first that way zero mistakes when you do the real thing.
                                 
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                                • HEMI-ITIS

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                                  Put "J" bars in! Makes a big difference,,,,take my word for it!:rofl:
                                   
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                                    We actually have a local No E.T. buddy of mine who has a BBC on spray in a fox Body Mustang that is flying, low 8's on 10.5" tires. Our track told him we know how fast you are going, time to put in a cage. Yes, it is PVC plastic painted black with some blue roll bar padding on the door bars to make it look official...Tech's never even look at the cars on No E.T. races.
                                    We went through the dash on my Challenger. I think it looks much better that way. Even though I cut through the most expensive dash pad on the planet. Lol. These are about the best 2 pics I have of the A Pillar bars.

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                                    • Hemirunner

                                      Hemirunner Well-Known Member

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                                      I watched you build this car on Moparts. Nice car. I did a 25.2 in my buddy’s BBC Fox. Twin 80’s it’ll be a 7 second car.

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                                    • biomedtechguy

                                      biomedtechguy Accelerati Rapidus Maximus FBBO Gold Member

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                                      I hate to admit it, but the last few posts made me think of a "workaround" like that too, when the time comes, just as a placeholder of course.
                                       
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                                      Did you use ready made std coupler or heat and bend. If heat and bend how?
                                       
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