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Offline bigbumper

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2009, 05:38:23 pm »
We buggered around with 12v hairdryers and all sorts of other nonsense with XS RPM.  In the end you can't beat triple layer overalls for warmth, and smeared shampoo all over the internal glass face for demisting

Thats a good idea - a light weight marine blower system of some sort could be good. Being able to demist the screen is pretty essential IMHO.

The guy who recently replaced the windscreen in a mates car said he can make windscreens with heater elements in them (like rear screens) for a pretty reasonable cost, provided he's making them in a limited production run (6 or more, as opposed to one off)

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2009, 08:34:48 pm »
Bilge blower works for the track whore just put the intake in the footwell and she is real warm ;D
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2009, 09:03:01 pm »
Dropped car off last weekend to Bic at www.sonicrace.co.nz

Picked up a couple of Sabelt Titan's in black and alloy brackets from Dennis at www.autoquip.co.nz

Couple of teasers pics from Bic attached.

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Offline robh

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2009, 09:04:07 pm »
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2009, 05:31:32 pm »
Dropped seats off last night.

Main 6 point cage is done including diagonal brace from main hoop to rear tower and bracing front tubes to bulkhead.

Stuff to do:

1. Door bars, won't be full X as my dodgy old hip will struggle getting in as it is
2. Rear bar between main hoop for harnesses
3. Harness anchor points
4. Seat mounts

Hopefully have some more pics tomorrow...
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Offline robh

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2009, 07:19:45 pm »
Door Bar
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Offline robh

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2009, 07:20:38 pm »
Seat Mount
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Offline qta4

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2009, 07:31:19 pm »
I really respect anyone who can weld like that, really good.

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Offline NasTnaS

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2009, 07:40:24 pm »
I really respect anyone who can weld like that, really good.



at work we've got some really good welders... there is 1 character who can weld in any orientation... his work is exceptional....
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Offline robh

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2009, 09:46:03 pm »
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2009, 09:47:06 pm »
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Offline qta4

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2009, 08:19:08 am »
Are you running a diagonal bar across roof Rob?
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2009, 08:45:22 am »
Don't think so, not sure to be honest, his brief was to build a simple 6 point cage that could be added to later if desired.  I've just left him to crack on as he knows his knitting.
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Offline qta4

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2009, 08:49:33 am »
I had one fitted, mostly because i condidered the roof the weakest area, it causes a litle hastle tho, with cage insulation.

But my sun roof is still installed, and i can still operate that.
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Offline GTI's

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2009, 08:51:03 am »
Looks awesome Robbo!  :o
he's done lots of work in the seat area to get it like that!

Offline robh

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2009, 09:12:33 am »
I had one fitted, mostly because i condidered the roof the weakest area, it causes a litle hastle tho, with cage insulation.

But my sun roof is still installed, and i can still operate that.

Despite having pretty large footings the vertical tubes could be "wobbled" until he added some braces from the front tubes to the bulkhead and also the rear diagonal from the main hoop to the rear tower.

You could go nuts adding bars all over if you had deep pockets aye!
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2009, 10:05:11 am »
when you buy a roll cage do you get any paper work with it?

thats a question for anyone that has a roll cage...
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2009, 04:36:03 pm »
i dont have one yet, but i think you send off photos of all the welds before paint with letter from engineer to mnz. they send back log book

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2009, 10:59:41 am »
Collected car this weekend.

Cage looks good, car looks pretty sad with windows out and wiring all over the shop!

Next I'm focussing on removing all wiring looms and doing them properly, removing all redundant sections and re routing wiring out of harms way (i.e. exhaust manifold).  Surprising how much stuff isn't needed already :)

Toying with the idea of ditching standard power steering pump and fitting an electric unit so I can clear more space and weight from front of car, not sure if this will fly.  Had a good look at what the cage man did on a V8 Muscle Car and it's a really neat way to redistribute weight and free up space.

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Offline qta4

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2009, 11:02:13 am »
Electric power steering, now that is a good idea,.

Are they available in NZ?
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