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Old 26-07-2016, 08:22 AM   #31
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Well as long as it's out of the way then like you said can always put padding over it. Mine was a kit from custom cages. I had to do a weld sample, soon as it passed then I could weld it all up and it's MSA approved now


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Old 26-07-2016, 12:40 PM   #32
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Nice, yeah I watched their videos before building mine

I wonder if it could be taken to them afterwards for certification on the design.
Its made from 44.5mm and 38.1mm MSA spec cds and my welder is qualified and has his welds tested every couple of months at work.
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Old 26-07-2016, 03:16 PM   #33
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I can't see why not then mate. As long as you got the receipts to prove its CDs and your welder has his tickets should be a okay


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Old 28-07-2016, 04:11 PM   #34
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Whats with all the need for roll cages? Lol, am i missing out on something??
I'm wanting to do some track days in the long run, also driving at the national speed limit on country roads feels like if I were to hit the smallest of objects there would be very little protection from anything! Plus Allegros are not exactly known for strength!
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Old 30-07-2016, 02:37 AM   #35
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I'm wanting to do some track days in the long run, also driving at the national speed limit on country roads feels like if I were to hit the smallest of objects there would be very little protection from anything! Plus Allegros are not exactly known for strength!
makes sence,, living in fear,, im glad you answerd,
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:10 AM   #36
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Getting technical with some cad templates for rear arch boxes Can weld these to the folded steel on the arch seem which is double thickness.



Cut some extra little bits for some triangulation and have got the door bars done. I'm getting good at doing these bird mounts by eye with the grinder, too much effort to use the drill although I will be drilling the harness bar next to take the threads for the eyelets.


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Old 07-08-2016, 01:27 PM   #37
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On it with the pillar drill making the harness bar today Threaded tubes to be welded in.




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Old 12-08-2016, 05:07 PM   #38
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Very nice!!!
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Old 13-08-2016, 05:51 PM   #39
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Lots of welding today, cage is all done appart from fitting the harness bar and the front bulkhead bar. Thats going to tie in with the subframe mounts.

Killed 1 t shirt today, caught fire grinding!



Steel rear arch boxes welded in.



Then the rest of the cage, its going to be tied into the top of the A pillar and B pillar too.




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Old 17-08-2016, 03:43 PM   #40
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Nice work!
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Old 20-08-2016, 04:59 PM   #41
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Thanks

Roll cage is now pretty much done, just have to box in the legs. Added some fancy bits too to tie it to the shell. Harness bar is now in, fitting the bulkhead bar has taken most of today, that is attached to the rear of the subframe mounts.








Had to chop some off the frame to get the steering rack out, going to add a bolt in piece to close the gap but also allow the rack to come out. Chopped most the front off the frame, going to add box section to make it lower profile, also add bolts for towing eyes, a pair I think.


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Old 03-09-2016, 07:03 PM   #42
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Well I'd hoped on having an engine running by this summer but moving house and adding more changes to the car have taken up my time.

The subframe is now on something like version 4.6, it now has a reprofiled front bar, bolts for towing eyes, also a bolt in strut brace bar thats going to be extended to the wings later.



Most of today was spent boxing in the feet of the cage, all it needs now is paint







I also knocked up some seat frames and got the steering column remounted. Also got my Acewell bracket mounted, next jobs will be mount the pedals, fully weld the seat frames to the rails, subframe refit and front splitter can happen Might get to look at the rear beam at some point this year! Oh and there is that rust to fix on the front end.






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Old 13-09-2016, 09:57 PM   #43
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Trimmed the seats to prevent arms from being sliced off



Started chopping up a spare rear beam for coilover conversion.



Bummer the Avos I have are about 3" too long, liked them as they have massive height adjustment. Don't really fancy cutting the boot floor out more to make them fit - Oh well, ordered some 12" Spax mini coilovers to offer up instead.


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Old 13-09-2016, 10:07 PM   #44
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Mk1 golf splitter test fit with modded subframe, yeah I think we'll get away with that.



Test fitted the bumper and a steel grille surround, ignore the mesh it'll be mk1 Allegro vertical bars. Might paint the bumpers black to match the black trim on the doors I have for it. Maybe.

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Old 17-09-2016, 07:18 PM   #45
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Well today we finished fabriacting the front strut brace, the bits just need drilling and bolting now.





Also started reinforcing the firewall to mount the pedal box, chopped the accerator pedal off as I want to move it.



Added some supports as I dont want it flexing under braking



Needs drilling and bolting



At the moment the steering column is mounted in the standard place on the pressed front panel, it flexes if any weight is put on it, added some tube to stop that. Also ordered a Morris minor clamp mount which I'm going to add later.


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