Category Archives: Racing

Todd’s Spec Miata Roll Cage – Part 2

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Part 2 and the finishing of Todd’s Spec Miata Cage.

Overall it took around 8 days to finish this cage, with Todd, Dave, and myself, including the braces for the back of the Ultrashield race seats he is going to be running on both sides of the car.

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Here’s a good shot of the finished cage. You can see on the 2 forward bars that go down to the footwells, we’ve bent them in a way that gives maximum clearance for the drivers head under the Miata hard top.

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Todd’s Spec Miata Roll Cage – Part 1

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Last week I started work on a Spec Miata roll cage for a friend of mine from the Need For Speed team. Todd handles the physics tuning for the cars in our game, and is taking the leap, getting into real road racing.

Dave Halabourda, Todd, and myself have been working on this for a few days.

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First off I needed to build a solid stand for the mandrel bender to mount on. You can anchor the bender to a concrete floor, but to make it mobile, and for ease of installation, I built a mount to slide it into the tailgate of my Tundra. Works well!

You can see the sample bend I made on the tailgate. This allows us to mark any future tubing for where bends need to begin, and where they need to line up once placed in the bender.

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RX-7: Painting, cleaning, and not a whole lot of free time

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So I’ve spent a lot of time recently cleaning, and preparing parts to go back into the car. Dave and I fitted the dashboard, and made a few necessary adjustments so that it would fit around the roll cage.

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Originally the car had grey vinyl interior parts, I bought some VHT Vinyl Dye which I’ve used in the past on one of my Bimmers, and it works wonders.

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