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RevShoT
09-24-2004, 07:02 PM
im having trouble designing a cage for my car, like a bunch of idea's but cant tie them all together post sum cage pics so i can get idea of whats out there!

thinair
09-24-2004, 07:12 PM
Well, to start, how many points, half cage, full cage, etc....

RevShoT
09-24-2004, 07:47 PM
im going with a half cage this month then probally upgrade in the summer, going to mount it to the rear shock mounts, i was an X brace in there

something similar to the rear of this car

Miguel
09-24-2004, 08:08 PM
http://www.rylant.org/images/fo12988.jpg

SickFinga
09-24-2004, 08:09 PM
^^^ bwahahahahahaha good one

RevShoT
09-24-2004, 08:31 PM
hummmm i dont get it?

Mystikal
09-24-2004, 09:13 PM
hummmm i dont get it?

http://www.the-hud.com/cage/60sec.jpg

Gamite
09-24-2004, 09:57 PM
http://www.rylant.org/images/fo12988.jpg


LOL, I was thinking the exact same thing!

FastM3
09-24-2004, 10:01 PM
http://www.twinsrfun.com/Jordan%20in%20cage.JPG

Justin e36
09-24-2004, 10:44 PM
http://www.mkwarehouse.com/sprites/mk1/johnnycage/24.gifhttp://www.mkwarehouse.com/animations/mk2/cage.gif

Ryousuke
09-24-2004, 11:37 PM
http://www.rylant.org/images/fo12988.jpg


lmao!!111!1

///m powered
09-25-2004, 12:38 AM
http://www.mkwarehouse.com/sprites/mk1/johnnycage/24.gifhttp://www.mkwarehouse.com/animations/mk2/cage.gif
haha another good one

RevShoT
09-25-2004, 02:09 PM
well this thread went to shit

thanks for nothin

Slowered318
09-25-2004, 02:20 PM
http://www.cumslutsally.com/cage1.jpg

Justin e36
09-25-2004, 03:02 PM
ok... i'll revive the thread. :)

http://www.zetecinside.com/xr2/pictures/cagespec.gif

http://www.zetecinside.com/xr2/pictures/doorbarsb4weld.jpg

http://www.zetecinside.com/xr2/pictures/rollcage.jpg

http://www.zetecinside.com/xr2/pictures/doorsfinished.jpg

E30 M3:

http://www.vacmotorsports.com/db/images/E30M3cage2.jpg

http://misheli.image.pbase.com/u15/lanceracing/upload/4553783.DCP01354.JPG

http://mishami.image.pbase.com/u15/lanceracing/upload/4553784.DCP01357.JPG

http://mishopi.image.pbase.com/u15/lanceracing/upload/4553785.DCP01358.JPG

Justin e36
09-25-2004, 03:03 PM
WRX:

http://www.vtrally.com/update/cars/vscsub/v10_800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update2/eventic/build.11.800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update2/eventic/build.4.800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update2/eventic/build.15.800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update/cars/vscsub/v4_800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update2/eventic/build.2.800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update2/eventic/build.8.800.jpg

http://www.vtrally.com/update2/eventic/build.6.800.jpg

Justin e36
09-25-2004, 03:04 PM
F250:

http://www.foutzmotorsports.com/F-250_Construction/F-250%20Part%202%20Images/F-250%20Large%20Images/Out%20pass,%20foward,%20cage,%20no%20dash.JPG

http://www.foutzmotorsports.com/F-250_Construction/F-250%20Part%202%20Images/F-250%20Large%20Images/Front%20Bumper.JPG

http://www.foutzmotorsports.com/F-250_Construction/F-250%20Part%202%20Images/F-250%20Large%20Images/Out%20pass%20door,%20rear,%20one%20seat%20and%20co mplete%20cage.JPG

http://www.foutzmotorsports.com/F-250_Construction/F-250%20Part%202%20Images/F-250%20Large%20Images/Out%20pass%20door,%20side,%20driver%20seat%20and%2 0complete%20cage.JPG

http://www.irvined.co.uk/albums/Locost/cimg0819.sized.jpg

Justin e36
09-25-2004, 03:04 PM
civic:

http://www.peteperfetti.com/albums/HR_RollCage/aac.sized.jpg

http://www.peteperfetti.com/albums/HR_RollCage/aae.sized.jpg

http://www.peteperfetti.com/albums/HR_RollCage/aaf.sized.jpg

http://www.peteperfetti.com/albums/HR_RollCage/aam.sized.jpg

http://www.peteperfetti.com/albums/HR_RollCage/aal.sized.jpg

http://www.peteperfetti.com/albums/HR_RollCage/aak.sized.jpg

RevShoT
09-25-2004, 03:31 PM
thanks justin!
that civic looks about exactly what i want, im going to just add a little off that

Miguel
09-26-2004, 02:20 AM
thats a sick cage justin.

///Milk
09-26-2004, 03:05 PM
damn...those last few cages are insane

Justin e36
09-26-2004, 04:11 PM
no problem.

remember, sometimes it's cheaper to buy a pre-fabricated roll cage which is already cut to dimensions.. all you have to do is weld it together. They already have the proper angles and pressure points.

Here's an example a website which sells prefabricated civic cages... ranging from around $150 - $300:

http://www.cachassisworks.com/cages.htm

probably wouldn't be difficult to retrofit to an e36 considering dimensions are practially the same +/- 2".

Here's a website with good detailed pics on an e46 roll cage. http://e30m3performance.com/tech_articles/cage_symposium/e46-1/

And a last word of advice---sometimes google offers better information/advice than maX. :)

RevShoT
09-26-2004, 06:25 PM
it would probally be cheaper to buy pre fabbed but dont forget i work at a place where i get it all at cost, its costing me $30 for 80' of pipe!

Justin e36
09-26-2004, 09:42 PM
ah okay.. forgot you had work hookups. :) ... for someone like me, a pre-fab design would be the way to go...

RevShoT
09-26-2004, 09:58 PM
do they even make a pre fab cage design for our e36's?

Justin e36
09-26-2004, 10:07 PM
i believe so... there wasn an e30 roll cage for sale on maX not too long ago..
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19465&highlight=roll+cage

SkycityBMW
09-27-2004, 10:28 AM
http://www.twinsrfun.com/Jordan%20in%20cage.JPG


LMAO ! ! ! !


Nice Pasta . . . . . .

M3ti Compact
09-28-2004, 01:01 AM
LOL...I get the joke now...

M3ntal Kev
09-28-2004, 01:15 PM
From e30s... but it should give you some ideas WRT boxing the rear shock towers and front strut tower mounting.

http://www.ravenperformance.com/cage-pictures/e30m3lp13.jpg

http://www.ravenperformance.com/cage-pictures/e30m3lp8.jpg

http://www.ravenperformance.com/cage-pictures/e30m3lp10.jpg

Miguel
09-28-2004, 01:52 PM
From e30s... but it should give you some ideas WRT boxing the rear shock towers and front strut tower mounting.
hey Kev, you're Mini is incredible! Now if only Randy can learn to avoid cones *shiner*

Gamite
09-28-2004, 05:55 PM
kev, why does your E30 pic say RIP?

Miguel
09-28-2004, 06:12 PM
kev, why does your E30 pic say RIP?
It met its end at Mosport.

SickFinga
09-28-2004, 06:16 PM
It met its end at Mosport.


What???!!! He crashed it??? :eek: :eek:

Gamite
09-28-2004, 06:19 PM
WHAT? when did this happen?

M3ntal Kev
09-28-2004, 07:57 PM
Well, it happened on Sunday September 12th and the story goes like this...

I spent Friday and Saturday lapping Mosport about as fast as can be done in my M3. My instructor was extremely pleased and I spent most of the time lapping solo.

On Saturday afternoon my heater core blew up and dumped coolant in the glovebox and all over the passenger floor. Luckily I was alone at the time and nobody got hurt. So I scrambled, and used a piece of pipe to by-pass the heater core.

I returned to the track Sunday morning, double checked everything and bled the cooling system. Everything was looking good.

The instructor and I went out again. I usually take 3 laps or so to make sure that the tires, oil and brakes are warm. This day was no exception. So on the third lap after braking for corner 8 and entering at around 140km/h (on hot laps the entry speed is ~170km/h), the rear end broke loose. With 2 corrections I was able to save the car and get back on line. At this point the instructor was complementing the save and we were begining to make the assumption that the tires must still be cold which is really odd for lap 3.

So I decided to take it a little easier and braked a little harder for corner 9. Just as I started my turn-in while feathering the throttle, the rear end came around 135deg. and we shot off the track. The passenger side front hit the wall at 80-100km/h and the passenger side rear came around and hit the wall too.

The conclusion that we came to was that the heater core still had some coolant in it and upon some heavier braking, it dumped coolant which ended up spraying all over the rear tires.

My instructor said that it definitely wasn't a driving error and based on the way that the rear end snapped around, there was nothing we could do but enjoy the ride.

M3ntal Kev
09-28-2004, 09:02 PM
hey Kev, you're Mini is incredible! Now if only Randy can learn to avoid cones *shiner*

Thanks. I'm guessing you rode shotgun with Randy driving?

SickFinga
09-28-2004, 09:11 PM
wow, sorry to hear about your car. It was definitly a nice ride.

What did you do with btw? No insurance coverage for track I assume?

M3ntal Kev
09-28-2004, 10:44 PM
wow, sorry to hear about your car. It was definitly a nice ride.

What did you do with btw? No insurance coverage for track I assume?

I could try to go through insurance but I don't think its going to be worth the aggrevation even though I have insurance based on a $40k value. Its one of those things, why use it now and end up paying for it forever in cancelled policies or unaffordable policies.

So the plan is fairly simple now...

Strip the shell down
Catalog and inspect the parts
Decide whether to fix this shell or get another one
Save up some cash
Strip this or another shell
Acid dip
DTM spec Cage
Seam weld
Paint
Save up some cash
Reassemble with only the absolutely necessary parts
Hope that the final product is stiff and weighs less than 2250lbs.
Save up some cash
Go lapping and/or race in a vintage series