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S197 Roll Cage Mock-Up/Install

Discussion in 'Ford Lincoln Mercury' started by SVO, July 12, 2009.

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  1. SVO

    SVO Moderator Emeritus/Doctor Moderator Emeritus

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    One of my customer's brought his vehicle by for a roll cage install, so I thought I would post a few pics incase someone else was wanting to see what it was like.

    Yank all the comfy stuff out!

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    Hey lookie, a free #2 screwdriver, and a new one too!
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    now all the comfy stuff is out of the way down to business
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    At least now from this point I can close up and use the A/C for the final part of the job, damn it's hot!
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    It's a family thing, you wouldn't understand.
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    Mock-Up complete, now to Hot Glue this puppy together, and mount to the floor/wheel wells.
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    For a supposed "bolt-in" kit there where several thing left to be desired, I still had to whip out the 14" chop saw ans cut pieces to the correct length, and used the belt sander on a lot of parts with flash on them.

    I will also have to fab a swing out/removable top bar for the doors.

    Stay tuned, and we'll finish this up, and move on to some other stuff.




    Jeff - :navajo:
     
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  3. mrboyle

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    Kinda kills the need for a back seat! Will it go back in or are there plans to cover the area and leave the seat out?
     
  4. Turdle

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    Um excuse me but I see the customer doing some of the work. How is she paying you anyway--Margaritas?
     
  5. SVO

    SVO Moderator Emeritus/Doctor Moderator Emeritus

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    Mike, back seats will go back in, but, unless your under 3 years of age I don't think anyone will be sitting back there.




    Jon, she is not the customer, please take note, it's a S197 (2005-09), not an SN95 (1999-04) ;)



    And did someone say margarita's?!?!?!?!?!??!?! :shifty_ey







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  6. Dannyboy

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    so that's where you've been.

    Looks good. I couldn't imagine trying to put interior back in LOL.
     
  7. SVO

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    Measure out where all the sleeves are going and mark them:

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    Time to disassemble the whole cage and clean all the parts to "Hot Glue" them together:

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    Run pilot holes for the foot pads on the cage:

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    The side exhaust has to be removed, so as the main hoop can be bolted down:

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    Then tack the front hoop in place:

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    Disassemble front hoop and start sticking it together

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  8. Turdle

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    OH, ha ha
    You meant a sparkly glue gun. I was wondering
     
  9. SVO

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  10. Turdle

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    Who needs headlights anyway?

    That looks great!. I would have to admit I do not have the patience for that.
     
  11. SVO

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    The best part is the fire blanket makes you feel like you have been naked flopping around in an attic full of pink insulation *scratch, itch, scratch, scratch, itch*

    And I'm not the most limber kind of guy either so climbing around in it is not too easy.

    The big bummer was running out of mix, going into town and getting another bottle, getting home finding out it was empty then driving back, what a wasted 50 miles, and about an hours worth of time at 11mpg in the truck. :mad:



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  12. SVO

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    Sorry for the delay in this, we had a loss in the family that led to some time to contemplate things.


    Finally coming together
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  13. Sams01XplrSprt

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    looks good jeff
     
  14. SVO

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    Thanx Sam!





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    I hope it is cooperating with you today!!
     
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    Jeff, you should make the rear glass into a liftgate for ease of getting into the back seat on that thing. Lemme know when the shop clears up so I can sent over your next project.
     
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    so is that a true shelby terlungia(sp?) v6 stang????
     
  18. SVO

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    No fakes in this toy box sir, their all real!!!!


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    Including this one

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    Lori is currently putting this one around while her GT is getting repaired

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    Man she's gonna think her car is sssslllllooooooooooow when she gets back into it, BWHAHAHAHAHA!


    I'm sorry Spaz :(



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