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Old 06-24-2016, 02:53 PM   #561
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Hahaha, Those dudes are like reading a Calvin and hobbes book. Full of entertainment!
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:57 PM   #562
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One day once we both get our cars together we should head down to NC to where SJMarcy lives and have some fun ******* around with him.

I am pretty sure you showed up on here after he was around for a bit spouting out nonsense.
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:04 PM   #563
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Sounds good to me. Road trip. I started poking around there, when he was routing his intake through the radiator. Like actually through it. It would be even better if we could meet up at an event of some sort. He says he can tune my car for me, and make it run correctly. Whatever that means.

He actually seems like an ok guy, just spouts nonsense sometimes.

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Old 06-24-2016, 06:48 PM   #564
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nice legs.

Whats your plan with the hole? How are you going to redo the frame rail?
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I can think of a couple things i'd do to that hole...
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:09 PM   #566
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This tray is going in the hole. Not sure about the rail. It's tough because I wanted to get lower, but the rail is in the way. I have a pretty stout cage, so not sure how much the rail is even doing. I did bend up some replacement frame rail... we'll see.

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Old 06-24-2016, 09:01 PM   #567
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Slow n steady progress. The shifter area is difficult.

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Old 06-25-2016, 12:00 AM   #568
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Ryan, you are determined! Damn!
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:35 AM   #569
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Ryan, you are determined! Damn!
Yeah, the small things drive me nuts and I can't let up. Cops showed up at my house tonight, dog was out roaming the neighborhood. had to shut down early. More progress tomorrow.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:33 PM   #570
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Things move at a snails pace sometimes. ..lots of motorcycle racing has sawed progress, but alas, there is progress. All this work, jizz to fit a sweet seat and sit low. Check out this home-made amateur seat mount ****.



This is the new floor welded in place. As you can see, I had to remove a lot of material, and smash the rest with a hammer. This seat is just so big in the worst spots. The side rail-lip-thing that runs all around the perimeter of these seats, caused most of the problem.


Some assorted parts. The wedge thing will replace the missing section of the frame rail I had to remove. The floor is already really solid, and the car has an 1-3/4" chromoly cage. Not too worried about flex, but F it. MOAR STIFF.



So the spars provide a little moar stiff, and the seat mount will be pulled tight against the solid lugs. I made a few different sizes, so I can stack them to achieve the desired seat height and recline angle.
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Well I finished it. Rember this was to fit a Sparco evo 2, I'm 5'-10" ,car has a cage that fits just barely under the hard top and I wanted to clear the broomstick test with a helmet. This is not an easy task in the tiny little area.
**** lighting makes the welds look like poo. I'll get some better pics of everything later. The seat is bolted in now, but it needs to come back out. I mounted it a little too close, and tilted forward a bit much. Anyway, a pic .



Even with a large section of the frame rail missing, the cage makes up for it. I think. I do have a replacement section made. Just have to crawl under and weld it in. Motivation is low.
Jack placed at forward of cab to show, ohhh how stiff it is.



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Oh my god. The way you work with metal, it makes me tingle. Can I employ you for some radiator ducting?

...and heat shield
...and new floor
...and seat
..and teach me how to weld
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I want him to work my body the way he works his metal.

Pretty sure hes in the VA area. You should hit him up. Hes kinda chill.
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Oh my god. The way you work with metal, it makes me tingle. Can I employ you for some radiator ducting?

...and heat shield
...and new floor
...and seat
..and teach me how to weld
...
..
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I can do this. I have taught lots of people to weld. The bad news is that girls for some reason, pic it up faster.


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I want him to work my body the way he works his metal.

Pretty sure hes in the VA area. You should hit him up. Hes kinda chill.
Just kinda chill? What a dick. I'm chill as ****, gawd dammit. Where'd my beer go? ! Who stole my beer?!
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the ***** on that guy, calling you just kinda chill

them's fightin words
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bring it on bitches
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I went on a long drive yesterday, and fully cooked a whole chicken on my center console.

Has anyone ever wrapped a catalytic converter with header wrap? I stand destruction?
I'm hot. I might go cut my hair.
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Got any heat shielding on the underside of the tunnel with the new floor?
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heat shielding on the underside of the tunnel
^^ Solution right tharr. Internal, under carpet barriers can help but keeping the heat from getting into the pan in the first place is key.

Thermo-Tec and DEI make some decent adhesive backed products that actually hold up. I'm using the DEI Floor and Tunnel Shield 2 in a couple of applications and it works great. I've got a huge roll waiting to go into the Miata the next time the drive-train comes out. Just make sure you are buying a barrier product that actually has a barrier in it, not just reflective foil with adhesive backer.
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