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ryan
Member
posted August 11, 2003 10:03 PM
Anybody got any pictures or advice on the best way to do it. Thinking about building another car.


racer17j
Member
posted August 11, 2003 10:19 PM
alot of guys do it different ways we just put a simple x in the main frame with 1 1/4 tubing and do the same in the tail section


o5racer
Member
posted August 12, 2003 12:20 PM
heres one pic of mine. If I get soem ambition ill go out and take a better one today(its still on the trailer from saturday).


o5racer
Member
posted August 12, 2003 03:01 PM
Ok, heres some more. on the first one you can see the two extra bars i put in to help keep the front frame horns in place on either side. and yes, I know those are major booger welds on the driveshaft loop. the rest is all welded good. the last one is under the trunk. at norfolk you plan on needing lots of bracing.
Your welcome to come over and look at mine if you want. see ya saturday.


o5racer
Member
posted August 12, 2003 03:16 PM
ok for some reason it wont let me post all three so here are the first two.


towmandan
Member
posted August 12, 2003 03:54 PM
o5 Racer thats a pretty good looking set up I really liked the tranny cross member....Towman


outlawstock17
Member
posted August 12, 2003 04:13 PM
looks good o5.....mine is similiar but i always use 1x2 square tube.


ryan
Member
posted August 12, 2003 05:22 PM
Thanks Nick I will be by saturday if I got time. Do you have your frame rails boxed in also I couldn't really tell by the pictures.I was planning something like you have the only other car with x-bracing I have really seen up close and personal is Brian W's. The car I am running now is going to frame heaven. When dad and I built this car 3 years ago we really didn't know what we were doing, but it served its purpose. I don't know if I will race it next year or take a year off to build it. Depends on what Mr. Checkbook says. You know how that is.


Fomocosho
Member
posted August 12, 2003 07:41 PM
Mine is the same as 05racer's came with the jr motorsports cage kit.


ryan
Member
posted August 13, 2003 08:11 PM
How does everybody build there fuel cell area. Anybody know of websites with pictures. I already looked at terminator, jet, thunder websites any others?


o5racer
Member
posted August 14, 2003 11:13 AM
Heres another one. The battery is now mounted over the left spring mount and there is two bars running between the spring towers that most of my weights are mounted on.


unlucky13
Member
posted August 14, 2003 02:32 PM
Might as well put pictures of everything up lol. Did you get a kit or is that from scratch? Thanks again I'll swing by sat.


cautrell05
Member
posted August 15, 2003 12:23 PM
Ok heres a couple more. Had to register a second name to get more pics up.


REDNECKL64
Member
posted August 17, 2003 07:44 PM
Are you building this car for Purestock or Slow/Fast Street. I noticed the trunk floor was still in it, Thats why i'm asking.


66jj
Member
posted August 17, 2003 08:45 PM
http://www.thunderchassis.com/

good pics on here.



o5racer
Member
posted August 17, 2003 08:55 PM
The cage was not a kit it was all built from scratch. at our track you are allowed to cut the floorpan out from behind the drivers seat on back as well as the trunk. I almost cut it out but I wanted to keep it close to IMCA legal incase I ever wanted to run IMCA or sell it to someone that does.


ryan
Member
posted September 21, 2003 06:31 PM
What size of tubing would be best and how do you go about making sure you have good clearance everywhere. Anybody got pictures of a hinged or floating x-brace. Anybody run this or think its worth the work.


ryan
Member
posted September 21, 2003 06:56 PM
Could use links to other sites with pics also
Anybody see any problems doing it like the picture


[This message has been edited by ryan (edited September 21, 2003).]

racer17j
Member
posted September 21, 2003 08:04 PM
as for a floating x that kinda defeats the purpose of an x it's to make the frame more rigid if it moves or flexes it's not going to serve it's purpose and probably make the chassis very unconsistant the pic you posted seems very heavy and kinda like over kill to me you could get the same effect by usuing 1 1/4 tubing to x it and taking flat steel and boxing in the frame rails the only good reason for running the square tube on the right side that far inside the frame rail is to put in an offset cage like in a mod chassis but don't realy see any reason for it on the left side never seen it like that before


ryan
Member
posted September 21, 2003 09:01 PM
At our track its kinda like a demo derby that goes in circles so it needs to take a lickin and keep on tickin. Mainly just kicking ideas around.


o5racer
Member
posted September 22, 2003 12:03 AM
I believe the proper term is Circle Derby.

I wouldnt go that heavy though. On mine I just boxed the sides with plate steel the same thickness as the factory rails and used 1 1/4 .125 wall tubing.

ryan
Member
posted September 22, 2003 08:59 PM
Yours looks bigger than 1.25 in the pictures. A little subterfuge going on here or what? lol
p.s. put that small cam it thats what I run.
.390 lift or something like that


ryan
Member
posted September 24, 2003 10:13 PM
ttt


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