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  • #254105

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Getting ready for the fabrication shop to call for the cage install. Running boards came off as planned and the rear cover is off for the cage’s rear supports.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254106

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    This should be interesting.:-)

    #254107

    kentt
    Participant

    @kentt

    Would LOVE to have an affordable, functional roll-bar for my VW TDr. I’m at a total loss of how I could support the rear braces…

    Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
    Slowly coming back from the ashes...

    #254108

    bdriver
    Participant

    @bdriver

    What’s next? 

    Tape on the headlights and numbers on the doors? 
    Are you going Vintage racing? 
    #254109

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Going hillclimbing…

    http://Www.pahillclimb.org

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254110

    bdriver
    Participant

    @bdriver

    Pictures please. 

    #254111

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    First test fit of front and rear hoops. He took measurements in my garage and formed them in another. Beautiful fit. the photo only shows the front hoop sitting on the ground. It will follow the body and windshield angle to above the windshield. Soon the welding will begin. Can’t wait.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254112

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Go, flash!

    #254113

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Well, yesterday I fired the fabricator. I’ve seen no progress since the last posting. He has some pieces made up in preparation but he has had problems on his end and I feel that his problems should no longer be my problems. I’ve taken the car to a local race car fabricator and he has agreed to take on the project. The car goes into his shop in two weeks and he assures me I’ll have it back in plenty of time to go to Carlisle. 🙂 Weather permitting she’ll be sporting a cage.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254114

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Ah. Hard call but a good one. Here’s hoping the new roll bar man will actually roll you out a bar!

    #254115

    fairwindsnc
    Participant

    @fairwindsnc

    Bill,

    Is your roll bar/cage outside the car?

    Mel

    #254116

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    External. As shown in the last photo, running boards have been modified for length as well as easy removal. Outriggers will be welded to frame and cage bolted to them. Cage will be removable to reinstall running boards hiding the outriggers.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254117

    fairwindsnc
    Participant

    @fairwindsnc

    That sounds great. I’m interested to see it finished. Way to go! Clap

    #254118

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    The original fabricator showed up and dropped off the two hoops he had made plus all the material he had purchased to construct the cage. He apologized and said he understood. No hard feelings on either side.  I hope the new installer will be willing to use this material.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254119

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Whatever issues the first fabricator was having, it still sounds like he’s a stand up guy.

     
    Good luck with take two!

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #254120

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Monday was beautiful and it turns out that it was the last time to run her before she goes for the cage. The new fabricator will use all the material I have. Strangely, it turns out that the two hoops the first fabricator supplied were bent by the new fabricator. She goes in Friday for a week or so. I can’t believe how excited I am. Like a kid waiting for Christmas.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254121

    lrh
    Participant

    @lrh

    I’m also anxious to see what you will have there after it’s done.
    Found this just now, would think it a nice addition if they could be attached to the chassis via back seat area.

    One of the first thoughts after getting my car was about lack of a roll bar safety feature like I see on so many small sports cars. Wasn’t really intimidating because I ride a motorcycle, until thinking about a car laying on me instead of just a motorcycle!
    Oops! See now you already had a picture of the front one, just not mounted yet. Missed that when I saw your message post before.

    LRH2015-04-08 20:57:47

    #254122

    sabreur76
    Keymaster

    @sabreur76

    Nice shot by the bridge, Bill!

    Vicenç - (bee sense)
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1983 FiberFab MiGi II - "Montse"

    #254123

    newkitman
    Participant

    @newkitman

    Great shot Bill. Can you say calendar photo? 🙂

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #254124

    mglondonroadste
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    If I had a roll bar or hoops installed, I’d want them to fit under the convertible top. I only have a lap belt, so I don’t know if I’d stay inside in the event of a roll over. Is this new addition a race track requirement?

    #254125

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Going hill climbing. A full cage is required for a homemade car.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254126

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    At Carlisle, the Pa. Hillclimb Assoc. has a display with video directly across the road from us. Check it out.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254127

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    It’s a go. Took the car down to the shop this morning. said he’d call me in a week.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #254128

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    dude. I’ll never catch up now…

    #254129

    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Got the car back this afternoon. Here are the initial photos from my first walk a round. A little taller than I had envisioned but it has to clear my helmeted head. I like it. Now to paint it and build a cover for the back.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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