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BGA
Member
posted July 24, 2003 10:41 PM
When you guys/gals build your race cars how do you keep the frame straight and true while welding in the roll cage and stuff. I do not have a jig or any thing like that. Just wondering how or if it can be done without one.
BGA


tilley88
Member
posted July 24, 2003 11:08 PM
If you don't have a jig or anyway to tie your subframes together, don't cut the top or quarters off yet. Weld in subframe connectors first. Spot your main cage together, then your front hoop and rear kickers. Try to get the best fit possible, no slop and no tight spots. Then start finish welding on the main cage, and work your way out. Try not to concentrate too much heat in one spot. Move joint to joint. If your top halo is fitted, weld it last(remove the top). Halos that are gussetted in don't require this, but I'd recommend it anyway to make sure you have a complete weld all the way around.


racer17j
Member
posted July 25, 2003 02:05 PM
tilly is right for a uni body car full frames put it on jackstandsand place them on the outer frame rails so guys will put them under front suspention but that will cause the front to flex up better to have it hanging down. as for putting the cage in if you have a full frame car some guys try to use a level and fight for days tring to get things level when all you realy have to do is use a magnetic triangle and set uoir 4 posts and then your good to go on the rest of the car. and unless your putting in a used cage don't cut the top off just tack the halo in then jack the body up to make room to weld on the top


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