Cleaning up where the main hoop meets the floor
Early on fitting half-laterals and sill bar, that would make the shape in which the door bars go.
Trying to ensure that the half-laterals followed the A-pillar as tight as possible, while only making two bends, one at the top of the windshield, the other at the bottom.
Using a ratchet strap to move the main hoop the last millimeter or so.
I think sill bars a great idea.
Those 90 degree joints are easy!
Bringing home the DOM
Keeping it tight
Artsy dash bar photograph
Yes the rear window broke :(
Upper door bar in, using my 48" aluminum stick to mock up second to measure the angle.
Measuring door bar, note Generation One reinforcements from main hoop to half-lateral, these have since been replaced with a different style
Mocking up the half-lateral reinforcement
Making sure that the upper door bar is not higher than 1/2 the total door opening
Fitting the lower door bar
New half lateral reinforcements
Fitting and tacking for fit, this was done with the MIG, but the cage will ultimately be TIG welded by Todd Foley of Whitcraft, LLC, he has been doing Steel, AL, and Titanium for over 10 years hey.
Beginning to fit the dash, of course it has to be cut, but I would still like it to fit nicely
As proposed, the dash bar as seen through the HVAC opening.
Yes, the back window broke on removal :(
Stock 1.8 brakes v. wrx brakes
Seat braket, TIG welded 8.8 hardware that the seats bolt to, this piece is welded to the cross member on the floor
Ronin the Rally Dog, it only took him a minute to figure out how to jump in over the door bars!
Stock scissor jack with lugnut welded, with the cordless impact gun, it takes about 5 seconds to raise the car.
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