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sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 12, 2004 05:46 AM  
Anyone interested in checking out the ride for 2005, you can visit my website. Click around there are various photos of the new look. Click "rebuilding 2005" link.
www.geocities.com/sjrracing
Shawn


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Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted November 12, 2004 06:38 AM  
Looks great. May I ask what size is the tubing for the rub rail. Im going to add them to my new car and those look great. I just needed a size to tell my metal supplier and did not want to order wrong but that looks just right.Thanks and great web page

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 12, 2004 07:45 AM  
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Originally posted by Whitelightning:
Looks great. May I ask what size is the tubing for the rub rail. Im going to add them to my new car and those look great. I just needed a size to tell my metal supplier and did not want to order wrong but that looks just right.Thanks and great web page

Thanks Whitelightning, the size of the rub rail is 1" by 2". Since I started running them I would not be without them, they save so much of the car when the rubbing starts.

Shawn

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UFnARacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 179
posted November 12, 2004 09:24 AM  
Wow, 2005 car! I've barely started working on mine. It's sitting there with no body and I still need to take out the floor pan and firewall.

Wish I was as ahead as you are!

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Blind Barney @ Work
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted November 12, 2004 12:15 PM  
I am going to add rub rails to my dirt car but would like to think of a bolt on system for the rail but weld the supports on to the cage. How did you do yours. Weld or bolt?

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted November 12, 2004 12:41 PM  

 
Ours have the supports welded to the door bars behind the door skin.Then the rail has legs welded to it that slide into the supports,then we use 3/16 lynch pins to secure them.Hard to see the rails in the picture because we try to make them blend in.

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sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 12, 2004 01:12 PM  
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Originally posted by Blind Barney @ Work:
I am going to add rub rails to my dirt car but would like to think of a bolt on system for the rail but weld the supports on to the cage. How did you do yours. Weld or bolt?


On mine, there are "legs" welded on coming out from the cage. Then there is a flat piece of steel with a threaded nut inset in the center. I drill an oversized hole in the door skin/sheetmetal and drill a hole through the door bar and it is all held on by a bolt that goes through the door bar screwed into the "leg". This is done in two locations.

The trick is to drill in the door bar on the finished outside part an oversized hole so the bolt head actually tightens through the first layer and tightens itself to just the inner layer of the door bar pinching the door skin to the flat piece of steel with the threaded nut "leg"

Now I'm sure your thoroughly confused trying to follow that mess.......lol.

I can take a few shots if you need me to. Let me know.

Shawn

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Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted November 12, 2004 03:55 PM  
I think I got ya. Thanks I never tought of the bolt threw the first part but thats great it will keep it from shearing of thanks

OvalRocket34
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted November 12, 2004 04:21 PM  
Car looks great, but I'm still trying to figure out why guys rivet the nose and tail on the outside of the fender instead of putting it inside? It's too easy to get ripped off that way.

te33
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted November 12, 2004 09:43 PM  
car looks great!2005,all done.wow,we still have a month of racing left!then six weeks off,and we are back at it the first weekend in feb.we seem to burn out about july 4th,then come back fresh for the "money season"starting on labor day.

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted November 12, 2004 11:19 PM  
Geez... and I thought I was getting an early start on '05 having all the parts and machine work done for 1 engine by Thanksgiving!

Looks good!

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted November 13, 2004 12:26 AM  
Looks good SJakes im in the same boat as Raz a **** load of parts and basically no car, Good Luck. Eddie

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 14, 2004 12:06 AM  
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Originally posted by Raz_900:
Geez... and I thought I was getting an early start on '05 having all the parts and machine work done for 1 engine by Thanksgiving!

Looks good!


LOL, Raz, and Redneck Racing..... sometimes I wish I were in your boat. I do the car reskin part right away...why? Because I can do that all myself, no help from anyone. Now for all the motor stuff...... well lets say I'm getting better and learning but far from being able to sling one together with all the right combiniations etc. Don't get me wrong I can handle the nuts and bolts part. Its the use this cam/ with these heads blah blah blah stuff that I get messed up with. Thats where my lack of years in racing shows through. But I guess in time it will all evolve together.

In fact Raz, you gave me alot of help with that 406 this last spring. Well thats after I melted it down twice....ouch....

Thanks for the compliments guys!! 2005 is alot sooner than most think.... before you know it we'll be at the car shows.

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marrs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted November 16, 2004 09:45 AM  
good luck with your 2005 cars out here in the desert we just started the2004 season! built 2 cars all summer started racing season in sept. wont finish til may05.

Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted November 22, 2004 01:35 AM  
also curiousabout how you did your skirting found out today can run skirts next year!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted November 22, 2004 06:33 PM  
Whitelightning, i'm not quite understanding your question? Skirting? Do you mean the chrome-look under the door bar? All that is, is a piece of Stainless Steal rivoted over the door?

Racer17, I'm not quite understanding your total statements. I do agree it was a pain mounting the tail piece. Well I guess not so much a pain, but more disheartning taking a new tail piece and cutting the **** out of it so the trunk would fit in it.

As for "trying to figure out why anyone would do it" I guess for me, I have quite a few good paying sponsors $$$$$$.

I guess I look at it this way, if I spend $90 on a tail, and $90 on a nose, and that in turn gives me a car that looks really nice and that I have a well kept car. This in turns keeps sponsors happy and feeling like they have made a wise marketing investment. To me its a very smart business decision. At times I get alot of flack for the amount of sponsors I have and the financial $$$ I recieve, but that is my total reason for giving THEM, a quality product to endorse on. Again it comes back to presenting "my hobby" as a business. The sponsors get advertising this way in early spring car shows and marketing events they wish to use the car for.

Thats my reasoning I guess, and I like a nice car to boot, its a win win situation, and I guarantee if I came back every year with banged up piece of ****, some of the sponsors would be more likely not to renew.

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Blind Barney @ Work
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted November 23, 2004 08:24 AM  
The phrase I use is "Take pride in your ride".

eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted November 23, 2004 08:28 AM  
You get flak for the number of sponsors??? I know it takes time to cultivate advertisement, but I would hate to have your problem!!

Shawn, what do you trim to fit on the tail to make it fit well..the trunk lid or the tail section? BTW, the tail section is another piece of advertising space that looks great when you are following a car on the hiway!

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littlesister
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted November 24, 2004 12:14 AM  
Nice car Shawn! Don't you wish they stayed lookin that good all season?

    

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