For those of you following the Track Duty build, my title will make sense; however, the rest of you may think me a perv. Haha
After figuring out where I left off, it is time to start again. When I last left you, I had the basic cage structure made and had the main hoop bars and “Nascar” bars remaining. They would then be followed by forward footings, welding, and corner bracing. Normally, I would show you pictures and have you follow me through the build, but I did all the above already.
I will say this before we get into pictures. If you have a an aging project/track car that you feel is showing its age in chassis flex and distortion, a cage may be the answer. I was kneeling on the door bar the other day while welding it up and gave it a little hop. I honestly thought I had forgotten to weld the door bars into the cage that is how much sag I felt. After a quick look I confirmed that I had in fact welded the door bars completely and they were solid. So what was I feeling then? Another quick hop and it was apparent I was feeling the squish in the TIRES! It was a pretty cool realization, I think Minty Smash needs a cage…haha.
Flash forward a day or two. I got the door bars in and welding along with some of the extra bracing.
The list is shortened significantly now to:
dimple plate the cage (received the dies Friday)
prep, prime, and paint engine bay
prep, prime, and paint cage
prep, prime, and paint the interior