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22dodge 01-28-2009 04:39 AM

Looks Great.....
 
Looks great, Bob. This is a cool build.. :cool: '22

bob w 01-29-2009 06:58 PM

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...128trk0001.jpg
Wed. night I finished the roll cage. When I stepped back and looked at it I almost upchucked.:eek: It looks like a cage for a piece of heavy equipment. I thought by making everything vertical it would look like it was done years ago. Just didn't work. So after a fairly sleepless night I went back to work this morning and redid the cage.

bob w 01-29-2009 07:01 PM

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...129trk0002.jpg
I took a bunch of curve out of the back bars and kicked the forward hoop forward at the bottom to get a bit of an angle there. Of course, it meant bending new pieces. I did cut the former front hoop down and used it for the cowl bar.

bob w 01-29-2009 07:04 PM

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...129trk0003.jpg
A closer shot of the cage. I want it to look somewhat vintage but be NHRA legal. It is darn near impossible to satisfy both objectives. This is the best I could do. I think when the body panels go on it will look ok.

rockb1 01-29-2009 07:35 PM

Bob, wow that is looking great. its coming along real nice!

Gastrick 01-29-2009 07:52 PM

The cage looks good Bob W. How are some of the HA/GR cars getting away with using a single hoop?

What? You mean this isn't legal? Who knew? :D

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1527/00071951ma5.jpg

bob w 01-29-2009 08:26 PM

Gastrick, That is one of my favorite vintage drage race pics.
The guys in the MO, Kan, Okla, Texas area have a number of drag strips that don't strictly apply the rules. The Wisconsin guys have double hoops, but not all the other necessary bars. The SoCal guys have double hoops but don't meet NHRA. They run at Bakersfield and at other locations where the ANRA is sponsoring the event. Because the cars aren't very fast, they have been allowed to run even though not entirely legal. I'll be the only HA/GR car around here and as such, I figured I better be 100% legal so I don't have any hassles from the tech guys.
The way I'm building this thing, I can put my fiberglass Fiat body on it, add a lot of horsepower, slicks and and an automatic trans and run as quick as 10:00, legally.

24dodge 01-29-2009 08:46 PM

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looks great Bob , i`d love to see you put a straight 8 in there.... like this one

35Mastr 01-29-2009 08:47 PM

Bob,The cage is looking better since you changed it.You are putting this thing together quickly.I wished I had that kind of time.Keep up the good work.

Gastrick 01-29-2009 08:58 PM

Thanks for the info Bob W. I was not up on that. Yours dragster looks great and you'll be able to run it anywhere.


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