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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:37 pm 
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John, VFN and Glasstech is top of the chart's IMO...


Thanks for the info Barry, the ONLY problem I am finding is, trying to find someone to make 72 Elky doors with the frame and 1/4 window as this is what I have and I have new door seals and hinge pins and bushing already in the doors too... I see that either VFN or is it Harwood, heck maybe even Glasstech, one of them showed a door with a window frame but no 1/4 vent window, but I suppose If I could find them, I would just switch the frame from my steel doors to the glass doors. I know someone can do it for me, but it will probably cost me more because I would like to have the window frames in them also!!! :- YOU KNOW US CHEVY GUYS :- =;
I too took the crash bars out of my doors so I know it is a little lighter now, but not my much.

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:42 pm 
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Yeah, Todd, it looks like that is your direction, staying with the small tire deal.

Keep up the great work and as mentioned, keep us informed cause this is a good build up going =; =D> \:D/


Hey Steve, you guys should shoot for the AA/NMC class too \:D/ =; just barrow some cash from the local Bank on Post =; =; =; I better step my program too, Andy will be on my heels real quick like O:)

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:43 pm 
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Even if a f/g door has a window frame we cut them off as they rarely fit correctly, but also look real nasty as they are way too wide.

We use a 5/16" chromoly tube frame to support the lexan window. We also do not use the stock hinges as they are too heavy. We make the hinges from scratch again out of chromoly tubing.

Fitting a car with f/g doors, lexan windows, inside door handles, latches, window frames, hinges, aircraft window latches, etc is about a 40 hour project.

Parts alone run close to $1500.

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Even if a f/g door has a window frame we cut them off as they rarely fit correctly, but also look real nasty as they are way too wide.

We use a 5/16" chromoly tube frame to support the lexan window. We also do not use the stock hinges as they are too heavy. We make the hinges from scratch again out of chromoly tubing.

Fitting a car with f/g doors, lexan windows, inside door handles, latches, window frames, hinges, aircraft window latches, etc is about a 40 hour project.

Parts alone run close to $1500.


OUCH!!!

Thanks for the info Todd ;-)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:42 am 
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Hey Steve, you guys should shoot for the AA/NMC class too \:D/ =; just barrow some cash from the local Bank on Post =; =; =; I better step my program too, Andy will be on my heels real quick like O:)


I think we will stay B/NMC. \:D/ \:D/ Too many headaches going faster ;-)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:26 pm 
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No exterior door handles on my car...
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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:49 pm 
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I got to work Saturday to discover I was out of some tubing I needed to complete the back of the cage. So I was forced to do some small work instead. I made some brackets to remount the Wolfe anti-roll as well as making some braces for the upper control arm mounts.

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I got the needed tubing today, so tomorrow evening I'll get back to work on the rear portion of the cage, then work on remounting the anti-roll bar.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:20 am 
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Elkyman wrote:
Hey Steve, you guys should shoot for the AA/NMC class too \:D/ =; just barrow some cash from the local Bank on Post =; =; =; I better step my program too, Andy will be on my heels real quick like O:)


I think we will stay B/NMC. \:D/ \:D/ Too many headaches going faster ;-)




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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Very nice build!!!


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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:09 am 
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Elkyman wrote:
WR169 wrote:
Elkyman wrote:
Hey Steve, you guys should shoot for the AA/NMC class too \:D/ just barrow some cash from the local Bank on Post =; I better step my program too, Andy will be on my heels real quick like


I think we will stay B/NMC. \:D/ Too many headaches going faster ;-)




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LOL, Who had more time to go to the other pit to help and visit in Milan and St Louis? :-k :-k #-o =; ;-)

Sorry to get off topic Todd. 8-[

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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:47 am 
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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:34 pm 
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Just a quick update showing the work completed today. I got the anti-roll bar remounted as well as completing the upper control arm bracing and the X over the shock mounts. The only structural tubes left out back are the two going from the shock uprights to the trunk which will incorporate bungs to allow weight bars to be attached.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Not a whole lot to report other than I got the two rear bars installed. I then completed the top welds on the cage.

I've had a few ask me how I was gonna complete those welds in the roof area. What I did was lift the body up 4" which gave decent room to finish the tops of all the welds. Being a full frame car made this much easier compared to a unibody car where this wouldn't be possible.

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Looks like real good quality work.

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