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2KWhiteSnake
06-08-2003, 01:20 AM
Wakeup Tom! :bounce:

Craig

johnbasf
06-08-2003, 01:56 AM
He will be home tomorrow @ 10 am. The family went up to VA for a charity event.

2KWhiteSnake
06-08-2003, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
He will be home tomorrow @ 10 am. The family went up to VA for a charity event.

Aight Johnny,
Was wondering about the "cage situation"

Guess we'll have to do it at lunch. That's cool with me. I have the back seat out, etc. :)


Craig

98banana
06-08-2003, 12:00 PM
MAN! You guys need to get some sleep! LOL!

Sorry 'bout that Craig. John gave me your cell # and I couldn't get through with Altell from VA. :(

johnbasf
06-08-2003, 09:22 PM
So how did it go??? PICS!!

2KWhiteSnake
06-08-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
So how did it go??? PICS!!

We're going to do it Wednesday or Thursday. I'll keep you posted.

Craig

2KWhiteSnake
06-10-2003, 12:54 PM
We're doing it Thursday morning. :bounce:


Craig

2KWhiteSnake
06-13-2003, 01:01 AM
We started on the cage today. Tom has a badly sprained ankle and it drove him insane all day long. After messing up 2 roof bars in the process, we got a 3rd one finished that is perfectly straight(user error on the first 2). Tom got the plates finished and welded together with the roof bar, so that was a plus. We got the first downtube fabricated, so we're on the home stretch, but Tom needs to rest that ankle for a few days before we finish.

With me being so tall, I have to have the seat pretty far back...this leads to some problems with how the cage is to be fabricated. We'll post some pics on Sunday when we get it finished.

Thanks to Tom and his wife on their graceous hospitality. Tom is a MADMAN when it comes to working with metal. Definitely give him a shout if you need some expert work done.

Btw Tom, did you forget that Sunday is Fathers Day? :cool:

Craig

***And RAMBO is one hung canine.

98banana
06-13-2003, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Btw Tom, did you forget that Sunday is Fathers Day? :cool:


Like I need a reminder that I have 4 friggin' kids! LOL!

That's fine with me if it's okay with you. My kids won't even be in town...

2KWhiteSnake
06-13-2003, 01:43 PM
Sunday is fine with me. I'll call ya.

SIUNARA
06-13-2003, 03:50 PM
I know Tom said that Rambo was a sheppard...but I'm convinced that there's just a little bit of elephant in him too!!! ;) :D

johnbasf
06-13-2003, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Like I need a reminder that I have 4 friggin' kids! LOL!

That's fine with me if it's okay with you. My kids won't even be in town...

Is that your Fathers Day gift??? :D

98banana
06-14-2003, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Is that your Fathers Day gift??? :D

I love my kids, but it has been a great (quiet) 3 days with them at my sister-in-law's place in Georgia. They come home today and leave for Lake Junaluska (sp?) on Sunday for another week. :bounce:

It's just been Janis, Bonnie and I and it's been great.

johnbasf
06-15-2003, 09:57 PM
PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did it go??

2KWhiteSnake
06-15-2003, 11:41 PM
Fathers day messed me up. Just getting in from Dinner with the father in law. Thursday afternoon or Friday we'll tackle it. Pics to come!

Craig

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:46 PM
Roll bar is done and in. Pictures to follow:

Fireproofing the car for tacking...

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:46 PM
Tacking...

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:47 PM
Finishing the welding...

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:47 PM
All done...

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:48 PM
All primed...

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:48 PM
Why didn't somebody tell me I was going bald?! LOL!

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:49 PM
Purty!

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:49 PM
This guy wanted to argue that he had a harder shell.

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:50 PM
Front mounting plate

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:50 PM
Rear wheel well plate...

98banana
06-19-2003, 07:51 PM
And finally... bottom of the wheel well plate.

2KWhiteSnake
06-19-2003, 08:50 PM
Woohoo!!!!!

Thanks again Tom for doing the work. BananaMotorsports OWNZ!!!! I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Great pics too.

Did I not take a picture of it finished and in the car?


Again, thank you for your hospitality and patience. Also give the wife a hug for me...she was a graceous host to keep us filled with fluids. Die Columbia humidity Die!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Craig

johnbasf
06-19-2003, 09:06 PM
Great looking job!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Craig, post pics when you get the panels in. :rotf: Don't call me call Jimmy Bost. :rotf:

2KWhiteSnake
06-19-2003, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Great looking job!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Craig, post pics when you get the panels in. :rotf: Don't call me call Jimmy Bost. :rotf:

Yeah, the panels should be fun...:doubt: I'll probably won't put the panels in til after vacation. We're leaving saturday, so it'll be the next Monday before I get some time. I'll take some pics then.

John, all you guys have a great time at Summit Point. Be safe, both on and off the track.

Best of luck...give em hell John!

Craig

SIUNARA
06-20-2003, 01:21 AM
Very nice work Tom!! You need to market that bad boy!! ;) :D I like the little bit of bare metal that is showing back there Craig...forget the panels and just strip the rest out of there!! ;) Did you ever decide on a brand of harnesses?

johnbasf
06-20-2003, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by 98banana
Why didn't somebody tell me I was going bald?! LOL!

I wear a hat. :D

2KWhiteSnake
06-20-2003, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
Very nice work Tom!! You need to market that bad boy!! ;) :D I like the little bit of bare metal that is showing back there Craig...forget the panels and just strip the rest out of there!! ;) Did you ever decide on a brand of harnesses?

Actually, I think I'm going to go with the harnesses that you and Jason went with from MM. They are cheap, and totally functional. Just got to get up the cash after vacation to buy them and put em in.

:bounce:

98banana
06-20-2003, 07:19 AM
Thanks guys. It was fun doing that one even though we had our share of problems with bending the main hoop. Nothing that a few select attachments for the bender won't take care of though.

2KWhiteSnake
06-20-2003, 12:47 PM
Tom Tom....

Did we forget to get a picture of it in the car?

bolt-on
06-22-2003, 12:15 PM
That roll bar looks great. If Banana Motorsports wasn't 900 miles away I'd be making an appointment for one!

SIUNARA
06-22-2003, 08:48 PM
You can still do it...I drove almost 700 miles just to get one!! ;) :thumbsup: And I'm gonna go back this winter for the second half!! :D

Calvin_1976
06-22-2003, 09:34 PM
It should be my turn soon! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

98banana
06-22-2003, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
It should be my turn soon! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Did we ever decide when you were coming down? If we can wait until later in July, I should have the garage rebuild finished. It's going to be a disaster area in there while I expand the thing.

Calvin_1976
06-22-2003, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
Did we ever decide when you were coming down? If we can wait until later in July, I should have the garage rebuild finished. It's going to be a disaster area in there while I expand the thing.

We never set a date. I have an event on July 19th so how about the last weekend in July?

98banana
06-23-2003, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by Calvin_1976
We never set a date. I have an event on July 19th so how about the last weekend in July?

That should be okay. We'll need to wait and see as we get closer to that weekend. I should be far enough into the garage remodel to be free that weekend.

Calvin_1976
06-23-2003, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by 98banana
That should be okay. We'll need to wait and see as we get closer to that weekend. I should be far enough into the garage remodel to be free that weekend.

Cool. Just let me know whats best for you as it gets closer.

timz06
06-24-2003, 06:51 PM
Craig, you need a roll cage, as bad as them mustangs handle you need to be safe when you go off track lol;.


What have you guys been up to, are you about ready for a z06 to come give you a driving lesson again?


hope to see you guys soon, I have had fun at roebling, road atlanta, and sebring since cmp. Have some great videos zoomed abit out...


http://slobird.com/video.htm

Samuel has put a roll cage in his car and all bolt ons and suspension upgrades. He came out to road atlanta in june, told me he was gonna give me acountry azz whooping, well, he didn't quite do it but he did very well in his cobra turning a high 1:40's lap time.

hope to see you guys around

tim

johnbasf
06-24-2003, 08:26 PM
Hey Tim, nice videos. You should try to make it up to VIR in August. 2-3 NASA

timz06
06-24-2003, 09:08 PM
Hi john, want to do vir, can us normal guys run as well, i assume it is the full course?

tim

johnbasf
06-24-2003, 09:27 PM
HPDE and it's North Course.

timz06
06-24-2003, 09:35 PM
Well I wanted to do the full course...but wanted to give you a chance to give me some schoolin since last time you were busy running things..

Mystic_Cobra
06-25-2003, 04:47 PM
As for the interior panels. DON'T BOTHER! ! !

It's not worth the headaches. If you've gone this far, you're not going back.

DON'T BOTHER ! ! !

I'm hard headed, I had to learn the hard way. Just keep them in the garage and if someone asks (like the wife), just say, you need a few more parts to get them back in and they're on back order. Yeah, that's it...

Where do you get the front half of the cage installed, again? :D

johnbasf
06-25-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by timz06
Well I wanted to do the full course...but wanted to give you a chance to give me some schoolin since last time you were busy running things..

North course is a lot of fun Tim.

timz06
06-25-2003, 10:32 PM
Sounds good, I'll ask samuel if he wants to go up there.

Getting some new 17x11 wheels to run 315/335 kuhmo victorracers on. Stock size 17/18 wheels costing me too much in race tires.

tim