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Re: Roll Cage question
December 12, 2016 09:49PM
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There are older cars with nice cages...
Very true.
But... you don't really know how the car was stored, and if it was stored outside and unheated then the welds will be brittle from UV exposure and temperature change induced fatigue, making the cage more likely to shatter at the joints.[/joke]
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Re: Roll Cage question
December 12, 2016 10:25PM
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There are older cars with nice cages...
Very true.
But... you don't really know how the car was stored, and if it was stored outside and unheated then the welds will be brittle from UV exposure and temperature change induced fatigue, making the cage more likely to shatter at the joints.[/joke]
Gadzooks, I need to get Marty and Einstein and go back in time, all those welds need sunscreen, the world is bound to crumble.....



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Re: Roll Cage question
December 12, 2016 11:33PM
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There are older cars with nice cages...
Very true.
But... you don't really know how the car was stored, and if it was stored outside and unheated then the welds will be brittle from UV exposure and temperature change induced fatigue, making the cage more likely to shatter at the joints.[/joke]
Gadzooks, I need to get Marty and Einstein and go back in time, all those welds need sunscreen, the world is bound to crumble.....

Reckon he's serious? Or did we just miss his humor again?



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Re: Roll Cage question
December 13, 2016 02:58PM
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Robert Culbertson
There are older cars with nice cages...
Very true.
But... you don't really know how the car was stored, and if it was stored outside and unheated then the welds will be brittle from UV exposure and temperature change induced fatigue, making the cage more likely to shatter at the joints.[/joke]
Gadzooks, I need to get Marty and Einstein and go back in time, all those welds need sunscreen, the world is bound to crumble.....

Reckon he's serious? Or did we just miss his humor again?
I'm guessing you missed something. I forgot subtlety is often lost around here.
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Re: Roll Cage question
December 14, 2016 01:04AM
I thought saying a cage could shatter at the joints from uv exposure rather humorous. 3D printed roll cages are the future.



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Re: Roll Cage question
December 14, 2016 08:28AM
Awww guys, I thought you knew... Welding is out due to the problems with UV exposure and the porosity caused by flux-core... All new cages subject to 235-4 will require composite joints.

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