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    Default NB Miata chassis build for 949 Racing, AKA "Bubbles"

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    Bubbles is finally coming home...
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    Wow, what class is Bubbles being built to race in? Looks great so far.
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    Looks great Tony! Way to build a really safe car
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    Bubbles will be cleaned, primered, and put away for a later date at this point. It was built to race in any NASA PT class.

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    these pictures gave so much of 949racing endurance secrets away !!

    you guys see cage, I see 3 laps advantage in T25
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    Damn that´s a lot of seam welding.
    Great job on the cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    these pictures gave so much of 949racing endurance secrets away !!

    you guys see cage, I see 3 laps advantage in T25
    Like you'll ever race with NASA again . . .
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    That's pornographic. I'll be back later.
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    I Hope Emilio decides to keep it the same color it was before. There is a reason this car was named Bubbles. I still remember the day that Emilio brought this car and he had said it was just going to be a daily. lol.

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    Yeah, I remember that too!
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    Bubbles!!! Long time no see. I dropped that thing off almost two years ago. Almost forgot about it.
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    I thought for a minute that that was John's "street" car and he had decided to go deeper down the rabbit hole than he intended. Man, having a dipped tub all clean to seam weld with probably almost no prep necessary looks so nice...

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    tony,

    a general question:
    i often see the triangle bars from the A piller welded to the backside of the floor/wheel well area. i question the value of this attachment point. what does it do? does it really provide intrusion protection? does it really add any stiffness to the chassis and cage? is there another reason?

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    Neat idea, too, with the provisions for securing the sides of the 'hardtop'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    tony,

    a general question:
    i often see the triangle bars from the A piller welded to the backside of the floor/wheel well area. i question the value of this attachment point. what does it do? does it really provide intrusion protection? does it really add any stiffness to the chassis and cage? is there another reason?
    I use that bit to hoist myself in an out of the car. It's in the perfect spot for that.


    edit: Read fail. I use the small support between the door and windshield hoops as a grab handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    tony,

    a general question:
    i often see the triangle bars from the A piller welded to the backside of the floor/wheel well area. i question the value of this attachment point. what does it do? does it really provide intrusion protection? does it really add any stiffness to the chassis and cage? is there another reason?
    This one?


    That triangle links to a main structural gusset of the forward bulkhead.
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    My understanding is it saves your legs in the event your front wheels wants to come join you in the cabin.

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    I guess you question the value of your legs/feet then :-)

    Yes, those bars are in there for foot protection. Each year we have ~5 of our SM cages "tested", these bars help a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    tony,

    a general question:
    i often see the triangle bars from the A piller welded to the backside of the floor/wheel well area. i question the value of this attachment point. what does it do? does it really provide intrusion protection? does it really add any stiffness to the chassis and cage? is there another reason?
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