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    We might have set the bar low with the previous example, but this one isn't too shabby either.
    Darwin award pending.

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    Those are some nice bends. I bet those cost extra.

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    Yes, this quality of bending process and some premium thin wall ERW tubing.
    What can possibly go wrong?

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    Found this on a thread about bad cages in SCCA - Don't make the same mistake.... - SCCAForums.com - SCCA Racing

    The below is from a Mustang SSB that passed tech at the Runoffs. More pictures at the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobster View Post
    Found this on a thread about bad cages in SCCA - Don't make the same mistake.... - SCCAForums.com - SCCA Racing

    The below is from a Mustang SSB that passed tech at the Runoffs. H]
    Well I would be careful to cast stones...referring to the source article/posting not calling out billybobster. Certainly if the case was signed off thats bad but scca certs a cage gives it a number like a VIN on your car. Every year you go through tech for an annual sticker. Tech looks for your cage number stamped on the cage. They do not reinspect the cage on every annual. Runoffs only require you to have your annual. It is unlikely that someone would first time tech and logbook an untested car for a Runoffs national championship race. So the calling out thhat this bad car just did runoffs is just trying to add to the sensation. Owners often change cages and they never get reinspected. Maybe that is a flaw in the system but thats what it is. So if a small driver sells a car tk a big driver sometimes the harness bar in a cage is replaced for sizing. Single or small cage changes or more likely to be done by the unskilled diy guy. And honestly the articles welding does not look great and fails a primary single node rule on footing construction and a pintle box is a better footing design anyway than the examples he likes.

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    Saw a new one today
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    The Nizzan Z community - the gift that keeps on giving.

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    Cool suit setup, here is the best part, held in with zip ties. Then we also have stock seats with a harness bar and harness. Sure there is more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrasmak View Post

    Cool suit setup, here is the best part, held in with zip ties. Then we also have stock seats with a harness bar and harness. Sure there is more

    Depends on the shape of the stock seats I think. Could be ok. Probably isn't, but might be ok-ish.

    Cooler might stay put with that bulkhead to lean on. Might. Haha.

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    If the driver's cool, he won't make mistakes. Problem solved.

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    Sad story but goes to show once again how important proper design and fab is. This story has circled the web. If you nav to his instagram, you can see how bad some of the welds really are.

    https://honda-tech.com/articles/cras...-civic-exocar/

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannarace View Post
    Sad story but goes to show once again how important proper design and fab is. This story has circled the web. If you nav to his instagram, you can see how bad some of the welds really are.

    https://honda-tech.com/articles/cras...-civic-exocar/

    I can add that the quality of the commentary in that story is some of the most botched I have read in a while.

    Condolences to the young driver and his family. He must not have been strapped in or had a horribly poor harness system.
    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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    While maybe not as visibly egregious as some of the workmanship examples in this thread, I've seen recent examples of roll cages claiming to be compliant to one spec or another - yet blatantly not. There's really no substitute for the car owner/driver intimately knowing the rules for the class they are running and insuring that their car is in compliance. Placing ALL of the trust in a builder/fabricator - regardless of the perceived reputation may not be in your best interest.

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    Oof. More weight forward causing a loss of control... That's new.

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    I can't upload pics from the work comp, but the damage to the car is shown here.

    Looks like cage failure was part of the cause.

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    A new Darwin award nomination, fresh from today's crop -




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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannarace View Post
    Looks like cage failure was part of the cause.
    No doubt about that, but frankly, the guy's attitude was so $hitty that's it's hard to feel sorry for him (sucks for his family though).
    When his car and the couple others popped up at first I took a look and had hard time believing that someone would consider that death trap "okay".
    He had PLENTY of comments warning about this and dismissed every one of the warnings, saying "If you have anything to say about my welding I don't want to hear it".
    Alrighty than, the welds have spoken.

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