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    Default Cage re-do

    Another car that came to the shop, this one came FOR the purpose of having the cage redone because the one that was in it was a disaster.
    The owner cut the tubing out of the car so I didn't get a chance to see how awesome that was, but the stubs were still there for us to remove -

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    Moti,

    Lets talk welds. Even good looking welds can be bad or lets say "sub-optimal." This great looking TIG weld looks undercut into parent metals with not enough fillet of rod. While these look good they are weak. 3.jpg
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    Here you can see the direction of the "toe" of the weld more on the base and less on the vertical piece. This also looks acceptable on the outside with good bulk of fillet but fails to distribute the weld over both parent materials making a weak joint. 4.jpg

    There are so many ways to screw up even when things look good on the outside.

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    I am very leery of rainbow tig weld fanbois. I am a big fan of full penetration. heh.

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    Carl, in the case of my post above, it appears that the welder attempted to re-enact scenes from Ghostbusters using settings that were about 500% too cold
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Ha, that looks like my first attempt at arc welding with a Harbor Freight welder, except I had more popcorn. Surprisingly, my welds actually held together for their intended, low-stress purpose.

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    Got another from the Z community. They added this strut bar to be used as a harness bar
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    It's comedy hour @ Track HQ!

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    My fav is the bent A piller tube! Let me guess... 110volt flux core MIG welding.

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    My fave was the unistrut main hoop

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    Moti, you are making this up. Stuff like this cannot really exist in our world

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    +1 for the unistrut. Classic.

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    It's a dirt track car where muffler-tubing roll cage parts are common, sadly. Although the above is probably the worst attempt I've ever seen. Yuck.

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    This thread is full of horrors. I can't bear to look but I can't turn away. The cringe factor is worse than any movie. This is one of the best threads going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    My fave was the unistrut main hoop
    So much goodness there! Is that rebar used for lexan window support?

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    It's a rebar alright!
    I also appreciate the zip ties holding the fire bottle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    It's a rebar alright!
    I also appreciate the zip ties holding the fire bottle
    I don't even...

    No one is going to find better than that. This car wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    No one is going to find better than that.
    Never say never.
    Every time you think you found the world's biggest idiot they go and make a better one...

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    I don't think it has a windshield. The rebar is your anti-intrusion protection...
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    Definitely my favorite thread. Schadenfreude and abject horror combined. More pls.

    Rebar, unistrut and exhaust tubing. Rly? Is disturbing that violating the Prime Directive?
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