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Old 11-09-2011, 04:36 PM
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Sick Boba Fett helmet, did you buy it somewhere?
Or do it yourself?

I want one.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:15 PM
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:16 PM
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Sick Boba Fett helmet, did you buy it somewhere?
Or do it yourself?

I want one.
I made it.
I can probably do a custom one for you. $100, just ship me the helmet.

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"Y U NO TAKE ME TO TRACK WITH YOU?"

Seriously poor dog. My wife wont go to the track, so he only gets to go for the national races I don't compete in, but watch.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:14 PM
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Alright, well my hub/ qr came yesterday.
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I also started installing my BuddyClub Seat Rail, but guess what? It doesn't fit! The side that hooks into the driveshaft tunnel fits fine, but the rail by the door was like a half an inch off! I drilled it out for a while last night and it kind of fits now, but I think I will need to continue to drill it to make it fit correct. Seems strange since its a base made for my car specifically, but that is life I guess.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:55 PM
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I made it.
I can probably do a custom one for you. $100, just ship me the helmet.



Seriously poor dog. My wife wont go to the track, so he only gets to go for the national races I don't compete in, but watch.
Have any more pictures? I might take you up on something like this. I have to get a new full face anyways.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:55 AM
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^I can take some more pictures. I actually have it kind of pulled apart but i may have more that I took. I could do a different character if you wanted maybe too. Prime? Storm trooper? I dunno. I guess if they have a single screen and not eyes it would look better.

So I loosely test fitted the seat when I got home. If anything, I would say it is almost too narrow for the brackets. The brackets slide side to side too, so you could probably fit a much bigger seat if needed as far as the space there goes. The helmet bolsters barely fit though haha. The rails did come with one other set of brackets that I think will lower the seat another inch or two so I will try that this weekend once I get some bolts to finalize this ordeal.

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Old 11-11-2011, 08:12 AM
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Thats a sick 240 youve got to play with.

I agree it needs an SR or RB. An LS would be over the top, nothin says overkill like a V8 in a light weight chassis like that.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:44 PM
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^rb i think is worse than the ls1. Weight and problems. ls1 is the same power and no turbo, plus way more parts to be found easily.

Ok help me out. What am I doing wrong? I put the seat in the lowest bracket mounting point but my head had like no clearance. So I moved the fronts to the very top bracket and the back to the lowest bracket mount to tilt the seat back and give me a little more head room. Still I have like no room and this rail is called "Super Low Down," and yet I am sitting much higher than stock.

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I am thinking it may be time to just sell these and make my own.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:47 PM
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I would make a set without the sliders, you could pretty much set the seat on the ground. Just make sure to align and test fit the seat before drilling the holes.

I have Brey&Krause side mounts without sliders on the Sprint V seats in my MINI. I actually had to raise the seats in the brackets because I couldn's see over my boost gauge! (I'm 5'11")
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:39 AM
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I would make a set without the sliders, you could pretty much set the seat on the ground. Just make sure to align and test fit the seat before drilling the holes.
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exactly what i did..
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:47 AM
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^yeah I'll probably just mod my rail.

I have family in town but managed to get the hub and Qr on tonight.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:02 PM
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I am now getting confused in my build. I thought there was a simple set of rules for the series I wanted to run as far as cages go, but really just FIA certified is what they want. The issue is I want to build the car so I can run the local series but be able to run nationally/ at other tracks if I ever wanted to/ have $ to do so.

Do any of you have any experience with road racing or have any tips on how to overbuild without being dq'd from major series?

I am thinking I will build for MPRA (miller motorsports park)/ USTCC/ World Challenge

Is there a series I may be missing? Any Nissan cup series or anything similar to Honda Challenge?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:40 AM
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i would check SCCA and NASA rules. at most they're going to limit the number of times you can brace the chassis. stuff like nascar bars and other safety stuff don't usually get legislated.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:13 AM
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^Thank you sir! I guess I need to keep it somewhat simple as the car is too old to ever really race in any televised event, but I don't really know how far my racing will go so why not build the cage as far as it can go right>
Got the dash out and we are now back on the floor!

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I will pull out all of the rest of that junk this week hopefully (heater, airbag, etc).
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:53 AM
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Look at all that extra weight that was hiding under the dash, theres got to be 20+ LBS there.

"Build it right, Build it ONCE" that is what I always go by.
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