Archive for October, 2012

Rear clam mounted

The rear clam is on the car!!!

Finally dove in head first into getting the rear clam on the car. In order to keep clear of any exhaust manifolds spoiler mounts, oil coolers etc. it was deemed necessary to keep the body mounts up high and out of the way.

Using some t45 tubing, body mounts were TIG welded in place; intertwining the rear roll cage and mounting points. They’re nice and stiff so they can be used to mount other brackets such as spoiler mounts etc.

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Roof mounted

As promised, more updates!
So the roof is in place, the safety devices cage had 3 small tubes welded onto the front roof cross member that acted as good mounting points. I welded 2 more points into the left and right roof tubes for the rear fasteners.
The bolt points have been bonded to the roof; one in every corner and another in the center to secure the inner roof scoop skin.

Further reinforcement may be needed however it seems as though the compound used to bond the fasteners to the roof is quite strong.

The roof is a carbon fiber copy of an S2 exige roof with the extended roof scoop. The roof uses foam core in either side as reinforcement along with a Carbon inner ski to seal the air duct. It weights approximately 3.5 KG’s.

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