05/22/07 – Cage Complete/Radiator (and support) Complete
Quick pictures. Built
bad call on a bleeder screw location is going to require a minor change.2
The cage needs to be changed. The door bars hit the shoulder bolsters on the seats3 and the harness bar needs to be moved back a bit4, but Vito said he will make the changes for free5.
Summer was almost here and work was about to come to a halt. It was nice out and I was driving my Elise and STi. I was riding my motorcycle and Jetski. I was hanging out every night and going to shows. Summer Rules.
The cage was pretty nice, all of the welds were nice. The main hoop could have been back a lot further, which would have made fitting the passenger seat in much easier, but the way Vito built it was the NHRA way.
(1) Used UPPER radiator mounts from a Honda Civic to hold the pins at the bottm.
(2) I intended to put the bleed screw on the back of the radiator, but it was far too close to the frame, so I had the bleeder cut off and moved to the front. It took me about 9 months to pick it up again from Moxies.
(3) They were SOOOO high.
(4) Every bit of four inches.
(5) Then he charged me 100 bucks. Eh.