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06-16-2018 11:49 PM Roll bar progress 6
Here are some pics of the interior patch pieces. I quickly made a cardboard template, used a hole saw to cut a hole in it for the roll bar and used tin snips so I could bend the panel to fit around the roll bar, then bent it back and plug welded it in place.


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06-16-2018 11:48 PM Roll bar progress 5- dome light mount mod
Some small updates today, literally. No small amount of work, though. I noticed that when I put my roll bar in it interfered with where the dome light would go, and since I took the roof support out the dome light mount came out as well so I took this time to relocate it. I ended up chopping it out, moving it back, and adding some filler material before reinstalling the roof support. I also made some plates to fill in the unsightly holes in the floor I made while installing the roll bar.


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06-11-2018 12:03 AM Roll bar progress 4
Small updates today, literally. I made braces and plates in the trunk to help fill in the big gaping holes I made while making the roll bars.


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06-03-2018 09:48 PM Roll bar progress 3
More pics of today's progress.


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06-03-2018 09:47 PM Roll bar progress 2
Today I finished up fitting the pass down tube, made some gussets with smaller diameter DOM tubing, and welded it all in. I had an "aw crap" moment when I realized that my cage fit so tight that I couldn't slide my bars forward enough to lower them to weld the top halves. To solve this I had to remove the support that runs across the roof panel. Glad that was only spot welded at the ends and not along the roof itself. I did make 2 slight positive bumps in my roof moving the cage forward, oh well. I'll see if I can tap them back down at a later point. I also rattle canned the bars to minimize flash rusting. At a later point I'll add a bar that runs across the main hoop for mounting seatbelts after I get seats, mount them and all that. Same for adding angled tubing from that point to the frame rail itself. In the meantime I will add a few attachments to the body to stiffen the body, and a few more gussets, too.


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