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#16 rally1380

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

 

 

 

 

 

When you fitted yours did you weld plates either side of the sills? I've been looking at a few cars and some have plates on the underside...some don't. I don't have my blue book to hand at the moment.

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I fitted mine inside. I know what the Blue book states, and i'm not arguing that point, but in my eyes a plate on the inside offers a better solution, and in the event of a roll over the plate is being pushed down into the floor and inner sill panel - so stronger (IN MY OPINION).  Also, although the rear bin makes life a little harder, welding plates inside is easier as you are welding downwards (although if you have a spit then the same could be said for outside).



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

I agree with Dave, its far easier to weld the plates in after removing the bins

You can always tack them back in afterwards if your looking for originality



#18 Tim the Fireman

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:19 PM

If you have any questions about preparing a car for motorsport, go to the licensed officials section of the blue book and contact your friendly local Scrutineer! We would much rather give you guidance at the build up stage, than have to give you a list of things to do at your first event!

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

Unfortunately haven't had chance to get it in yet. I plan to do most of the work myself and then get our friend who builds race cars to weld in the plates for me.
As he has a four poster the plates will be going on the outside of the sill then he'll weld on the ramp.

Thanks for the comment on the car rally1380. It's been a slow process but finally getting there. Hopefully if all goes to plan I'll be out on the tour of Cheshire next year, or if a miracle happens the clwyd vale this year which is my 'home' event.

Cheers

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for the comment on the car rally1380. It's been a slow process but finally getting there. Hopefully if all goes to plan I'll be out on the tour of Cheshire next year, or if a miracle happens the clwyd vale this year which is my 'home' event.

Cheers

 

No problem....sometimes a bit of encouragement goes a long way and can help move a project along.

 

ToC is a great first event if you have never done any daytime historic stuff......much more relaxed and no car breaking tests.  Oh, and my motorclub run it!!!!

 

VoCC - brilliant event. Guy woodcock certainly knows how to put on a rally.  I've competed on it three times now and had a blast every time.....best result being 4th overall in 2015.

 

The HRCR clubmans road rallies are great fun and you will have a blast in the mini.....hopefully i'll be back out at some point in 2018 in mine.

 

Lastly though - the navigator is far more important on this style of event than the car.  If you have a fully functioning car, get out and compete (cage or no cage) and start to learn how these events work. 90% of the competitive time is at fairly slow average speeds on the open road, so you could have a fire breathing RS2000 (or whatever) with all the works trick bits throwing out 200BHP+, but you will still be asked to travel at fairly slow speeds......accuracy of plotting, navigation and timing is key....not the car.   Soooo........my point is, enter this year...ha ha.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

Thanks, yeah we spectate on the toc every year, beeston looks a great test and lots of fun! I've previously done stage rallying and a bit of auto testing so I hope that will stand me in good stead! We will see about this year fingers crossed we can get out and have a go!

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:11 PM

Thanks, yeah we spectate on the toc every year, beeston looks a great test and lots of fun! I've previously done stage rallying and a bit of auto testing so I hope that will stand me in good stead! We will see about this year fingers crossed we can get out and have a go!

Beeston this year was great fun!! ;D



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

Thanks, yeah we spectate on the toc every year, beeston looks a great test and lots of fun! I've previously done stage rallying and a bit of auto testing so I hope that will stand me in good stead! We will see about this year fingers crossed we can get out and have a go!

Beeston this year was great fun!! ;D

It looked it!

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:57 AM

I'm in the process of fitting my SD multi point cage. There's no way this would go in with the bins in! There's also no chance of using a ratchet strap either!

 

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:04 AM

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