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thomasmoran1
04-13-2003, 06:49 PM
Here are some pics of our car as its being worked on. When the cage is finshed its off to the body shop were the inside will be painted.

Thomas and Mike

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04-13-2003, 07:07 PM
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04-13-2003, 07:08 PM
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04-13-2003, 07:09 PM
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04-13-2003, 07:10 PM
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04-13-2003, 07:10 PM
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johnbasf
04-13-2003, 07:27 PM
Very nice!!!! :thumbsup: So you will be ready for the AI/X race at Beaver Run? Tell Mike I said it was ok. :D :D

98banana
04-13-2003, 07:31 PM
Very nice Thomas! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

EDIT: I like the way you tied in the cage to the body. You mind if I "steal" that idea on mine?

thomasmoran1
04-13-2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Very nice Thomas! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

EDIT: I like the way you tied in the cage to the body. You mind if I "steal" that idea on mine?

Tom I post those pics just so you would beable to get a good look at them LOL.

Thomas

thomasmoran1
04-13-2003, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Very nice!!!! :thumbsup: So you will be ready for the AI/X race at Beaver Run? Tell Mike I said it was ok. :D :D

If we do any racing this year it will be at the end of the season. The problem is that we've promised rides to a lot of people this year LOL. Next season for sure you and me will be trading some paint.

Thomas

Andy M
04-15-2003, 06:46 AM
Thomas,

The green machine is lookin good man! Boy, that sure is a nice cage!!

By the way, Joe and I ran a weekend event at Motorsport Ranch near Fort Worth TX this past weekend. I tried out those Dunlop SP Sport slicks and melted them - literally! They got so hot they were chunking rubber right off the tires and spitting them at cars behind me!!!:eek: :eek:

Sure had some fun!! Joe's fun was cut short due to a broken rear wheel bearing, but otherwise our weekend was problem free.

Man, you would LOVE that track there!!:D Very technically challenging!

Hope to see you soon at a track somewhere? We are heading to Hallet in 2 weeks for the Porsche Club MayFast event. Should be a blast. There will be 4 of us there in Cobra R's!

spittincobra01
04-15-2003, 11:44 PM
Thomas, that thing looks great!!! I'll bet it stiffens it up more too. very nice work. You still owe me a ride, whenever we see eachother again...lol:thumbsup:

NJ2000R
04-15-2003, 11:48 PM
very nice job on the cage! :thumbsup:

thomasmoran1
04-22-2003, 10:55 PM
We got the car back from the paint shop today and here are some pics

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04-22-2003, 10:57 PM
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04-22-2003, 10:58 PM
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04-22-2003, 10:58 PM
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04-22-2003, 10:59 PM
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04-22-2003, 11:00 PM
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04-22-2003, 11:01 PM
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04-22-2003, 11:02 PM
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04-22-2003, 11:03 PM
last one (John, this ones for you)

johnbasf
04-22-2003, 11:17 PM
Man that looks great!!!! Thanks for the door pic.:thumbsup: I like the shot of the Tig welds. I can't wait to see that beast in person.

NJ2000R
04-22-2003, 11:26 PM
great job thomas! :thumbsup:

I'm now searching for another shop to do my cage :mad:

I just found out that I'd hafta wait another 2 months before they can do my cage....seems they had problems with their employee's work, and the owner is now doing it all by himself :rolleyes:

Anyone have a recommendation in NJ/NY/PA?

thomasmoran1
04-22-2003, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by NJ2000R
great job thomas! :thumbsup:

I'm now searching for another shop to do my cage :mad:

I just found out that I'd hafta wait another 2 months before they can do my cage....seems they had problems with their employee's work, and the owner is now doing it all by himself :rolleyes:

Anyone have a recommendation in NJ/NY/PA?

Ken if you like I could get you in to our guy I know that it would be a long drive but I think there are very few people who do as good a job as him.

NJ2000R
04-22-2003, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by thomasmoran1
Ken if you like I could get you in to our guy I know that it would be a long drive but I think there are very few people who do as good a job as him. hmmm, long haul is right, and my weekends are pretty tied up, same problem Dean has....too much work, work, work :mad:
well, where exactly is he located?

98banana
04-23-2003, 05:07 AM
Thomas, bootiful! Very nice! :thumbsup:

One question though: that dash bar looks REAL low. That's not gonna cause any problems with your feet is it?

svt_coupe
04-23-2003, 09:37 AM
Sweet looking cage dude. Mmmm... tig welds...

Hey Pearson - how come my subframes don't look like that? :D :D

thomasmoran1
04-23-2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by 98banana
Thomas, bootiful! Very nice! :thumbsup:

One question though: that dash bar looks REAL low. That's not gonna cause any problems with your feet is it?

Tom I though the exact same thing when I saw that also. However our guy said that he test fitted the dash when he was putting that bar in and said there will be no clearance issues.

spittincobra01
04-23-2003, 01:33 PM
that looks really good Thomas!! you could even enter it in a few (ahemmm) shows now ;) keep the pics and updates coming!
Matt

98banana
04-23-2003, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe
Sweet looking cage dude. Mmmm... tig welds...

Hey Pearson - how come my subframes don't look like that? :D :D

Yeah, I'm REALLY wanting to learn how to TIG now...

97whitevert
04-23-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Yeah, I'm REALLY wanting to learn how to TIG now... hmmm 'c' maybe willing to do some trading on that.....he teach....:thumbsup:

johnbasf
04-23-2003, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by svt_coupe
Sweet looking cage dude. Mmmm... tig welds...

Hey Pearson - how come my subframes don't look like that? :D :D

If I remember right someone didn't tell that their car was going to be at MY house all week. :D

johnbasf
04-23-2003, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Yeah, I'm REALLY wanting to learn how to TIG now...

Tig welding isn't all that bad. Get set up and we'll have at it. It is however very slow.

98banana
04-23-2003, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Tig welding isn't all that bad. Get set up and we'll have at it. It is however very slow.

Is there any truth to a rumor I heard that you can actually TIG weld aluminum foil? That would be cool! Useless, but cool!

johnbasf
04-24-2003, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Is there any truth to a rumor I heard that you can actually TIG weld aluminum foil? That would be cool! Useless, but cool!


You can weld metal as thin as foil.:thumbsup:

98banana
04-24-2003, 07:49 PM
I went today to get a refill on gas and I ended up upgrading from a 90CF bottle to a 160CF. The upgrade charge: $2.15! The cost to refill went from $42 to $52. That was a no-brainer...

I also took a look as a SWEET Esab TIG unit. I didn't even ask the price because I knew better... :(

johnbasf
04-24-2003, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
I went today to get a refill on gas and I ended up upgrading from a 90CF bottle to a 160CF. The upgrade charge: $2.15! The cost to refill went from $42 to $52. That was a no-brainer...

I also took a look as a SWEET Esab TIG unit. I didn't even ask the price because I knew better... :(

My sponsor in SC needs to get the team a TIG welder. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

98banana
04-24-2003, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
My sponsor in SC needs to get the team a TIG welder. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The sponsor may get one in August when the finances will look MUCH better.

svt_coupe
04-25-2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
If I remember right someone didn't tell that their car was going to be at MY house all week. :D

(I know buddy!!!) :thumbsup: