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SFI 25.3 rollcage (6.50 cert), Overbeek Rear Prostock Wing and Dual chutes finished

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default SFI 25.3 rollcage (6.50 cert), Overbeek Rear Prostock Wing and Dual chutes finished

This is a 25.5 to 25.3 upgrade I've been working on for a while now...ended up adding or replacing something like 25 bars

Added the last of the gussets yesterday and started painting it today. Got the first coat done in the driver area, need to put a coat on in the rear area, then do a 2nd coat. Using Rustoleum HAMMERED paint...stuff is pretty bada$$

Going to try to cert it in a few weeks...once certed, I'll get all the floor pans fully welded in...

Driver side
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Driver side roof
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Passenger side roof
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windshield gussets
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Rear bars (still need to paint this area)
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Undercar bars (picture taken during construction
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Also finished the Joe Van Overbeek Rear Wing setup and dual parachute mount...

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looks like a jungle gym of bars jk looks awsome
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man thats a lot of work....looking good......
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For the same reasons you just mentioned I just ordered the 25.3 book today (after already buying the 25.4 book) since its being built right now to give it a little added value and to save a ton of time and money down the road if I ever need that spec. It's always better to have a little more than not enough.

Looks good BTW!!
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Looking way cool.

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does john force know you stole the cage out of his funny car? looks great. i like the way the paint looks too.
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Added the wing stuff to the first post.
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Looking good... Best of luck with it...
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Looks great. I have a dumb question though, I thought 25.3 required rear frame rails all the way to the back. I'm going by memory, I don't have the book in front of me, I could be wrong.
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There is a unibody variation listed in the spec... Says two 1 5/8" bars of any length on 6x6 plates.
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There is a unibody variation listed in the spec... Says two 1 5/8" bars of any length on 6x6 plates.
Good. I'm planning on doing the same thing to mine (25.5 to 25.3). I don't really want to add any more than I have to. If you remove the stock floors & replace with sheet metal, does that "delete" the uni-body rule?
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Good. I'm planning on doing the same thing to mine (25.5 to 25.3). I don't really want to add any more than I have to. If you remove the stock floors & replace with sheet metal, does that "delete" the uni-body rule?
yes...that variation assumed stock floors remained.
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yes...that variation assumed stock floors remained.
Thanks, I guess I have a choice to make.
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I need to verify availability, but I plan on taking the car for cage certification wednesday night.

Also, a few weeks ago I dropped off my pontiac emblem wing strut supports (that go on the bumper) to a local shop that is doing a brand new spray "chrome" process (its actually silver-based). They got the chrome part done. The next step is to leave the border and the tabs chrome and do the rest of it in a translucent red. Should look "close" to an actual pontiac emblem when finished

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they should look similar to this when done
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Very cool!! How fast ya planning to go??
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Very cool!! How fast ya planning to go??
faster than 7.99

I just picked up the finished pieces...came out sweet

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Looks like they came out nice! Haven't seen anyone do anything like them yet.
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faster than 7.99

I just picked up the finished pieces...came out sweet

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Looking good Brian; digging the pontiac touch on the supports!

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Looking good Brian; digging the pontiac touch on the supports!

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