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Offline Freud

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #165 on: May 01, 2012, 10:27:46 AM »
Tony, I have researched to find your secrets.

It said......"Quality is job one."

Seems true to me.

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #166 on: May 01, 2012, 04:18:10 PM »
  Tony, your build just keeps getting better!
  Just thought I might add a couple of notes of caution:
  #1 Make sure you follow the rule book on under floor reinforcement as the cage is no better than the under seat tubing in a tumble.
  #2 If you are building a tub, remember that we don't have all the safety equipment that Indy cars, etc. have to cut you out of a burning car.
  Make sure that a jaws of life or a sawsall has access to the tub (holes for access).
  Personally, I think arm and leg restraints, door nets, and  roll cages beyond what the rules call out are a better way to go on the salt.
  Although we have had some catostrophic accidents in the past, keep in mind that we will never hit a concrete barrier, light pole, safety cable, or another vehicle.
  I would prefer to take my chances on impact with the emphases on getting my body out of the car quickly, especially if the car is on fire......................   Bob
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #167 on: May 01, 2012, 09:48:29 PM »
Tony, I have researched to find your secrets.

It said......"Quality is job one."

Seems true to me.

FREUD

Thanks Freud, It means a lot when it comes from a person that has documented one the best builds I have ever seen.  Tony :cheers:
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #168 on: May 01, 2012, 09:50:06 PM »
Bob, Our cage design will far exceed the minimums outlined in the rulebook.  As for the tub, it’s just a bigger version of the REMR tub and will be a driver safety pod.  There is no special equipment required to open the tub, and egress with the tub is easier than without it. 

The whole car will be designed to dissipate energy in an unexpected event.  Everything from the suspension design to how the car body is hung on the roll cage will be optimized. It’s not only the tub but also how all the parts interact with each other that will drive the design. Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #169 on: May 04, 2012, 11:52:24 PM »
Started to design the new "K" member and front suspension and realized that with the push-rod front suspension we wont able to run the stock style GM steering box. The new setup will have a manual (maybe electric power assisted) EMCO / Riley Technologies rack I picked up from the Gainsco DP team and for the ends I am going to make some ball ends like we are using on the REMR.  Tony

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #170 on: May 13, 2012, 04:03:10 PM »
Tony:

There you go again with the avatars. I have to check back to see the avatars...even if you have not updated the build! :)
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #171 on: May 13, 2012, 08:33:24 PM »
  Tony, if you promise that the latest "Avitar Goddess" will lick the stamps, I will buy anything you have for sale............  even pocket lint.               
                                                                Bob   :roll: :-D :cheers:
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #172 on: May 17, 2012, 07:07:26 AM »
Bob, Pocket lint?  Your killing me!  :cheers:   Wait till I get back at the end of the month, your head will spin.  :-D Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #173 on: July 08, 2012, 01:05:02 AM »
Started working on the rear window support struts, unfortunately nobody makes "T" bar in the specs I need, so this will have to be done the hard way. But first I made a simple dimple die for the 1/2" holes from some scrap I had lying around.  Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #174 on: July 10, 2012, 08:05:26 AM »
Anything here that might work?    Arr                                     http://www.myaluminumsupply.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11&zenid=c7df4d0c5b99262cfe8a09a9c7e72b22

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #175 on: July 10, 2012, 10:17:15 PM »
Thanks Armond, But what I need is 2" x 1" x 1/8", its an odd ball size and it looks like I will have to fabricate it. Besides I think my homemade dimple tool will be at its limit at 1/8" . Tony
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #176 on: July 10, 2012, 11:55:40 PM »
Started working on the rear window support struts, unfortunately nobody makes "T" bar in the specs I need, so this will have to be done the hard way. But first I made a simple dimple die for the 1/2" holes from some scrap I had lying around.  Tony

Just curious, what are you using this for?  Are you replacing the original side struts that expand and contract?  We have the original hardware on our Camaro.   :cheers:

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #177 on: July 11, 2012, 12:29:14 AM »
Troy, We have a perimeter frame for the rear glass (its been approved by the coupe committee) that have three supports down the middle.  Those supports are very flimsy and flex, so to prevent the flex from the aero loads I am adding support struts under the three fiberglass supports. Tony

Its not fitted yet and once fitted it will sit in the stock location and the Lexan will go to the edges like the glass on a stock car.
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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #178 on: July 11, 2012, 01:04:41 AM »
A picture is worth a thousand words.  Nice set up, makes sense. :cheers:  thanks for the picture.

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Re: "E" Gas Coupe Build
« Reply #179 on: July 11, 2012, 05:52:52 AM »
Hi Tony

Could you use 2  90 deg. bends and bond them together to make your T stock, either rivets or tack rosette weld them for your 3 T bars

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