So before I got started with the main hoop X I figured I better weld in the base plates while I can still move the cage around. For a mediocre mig welder I'm quite satisfied with how the fronts came out.
Some close ups
Covered up the rear holes I dropped the cage through
And ended the night with tacking together my rear base plates.
Ease of welding and fitment on my part. Putting it directly into the bend would have been a tricky double sided notch and would have made welding the top portion of the tube even more difficult than where it sits now.
I was curious about the relative strength of the X being placed where I put it, and the rally America handbook puts it in the same place. I'm assuming it's a compromise between a roll over and a heavy side impact.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY
ID Vehicle: To simplify repairs/fixes/etc I'd love to know the cars history.
Main focus: handling, functionality, reliability.
End goal, yes the beaten horse "22b" exterior styling.
Technical Research (I'll post all my reading/research material links here)...
The story of this car starts in a galaxy far away and probably not interesting to anyone. It was born in Japan, sold in USA, been to Canada and later shipped to Russia. From there it traveled to Germany to hit the "green hell". It has been through many stages and transitions of identity crisis...
picked me up another chassis. $600 and it runs, mostly!
Still have the ej20g, gearbox, RobTune and iWire harness, stance coilovers (I had just bought to replace my godspeed crap) and lots of other parts... so here we go again!
From the ashes, she will rise!
past build for...
I've been browsing this forum for a bit and finally have a reason to create a journal. My name is Jess and I purchased the RS I wanted in July 2013. I had a couple opportunities to purchase a sedan RS, but I wanted to hold out for a coupe. Being that I lived in Oregon, the prices for...