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Cage, Door Bars and Gussets - The '76 Dart Lite Build

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Re: Cage, Door Bars and Gussets - The '76 Dart Lite Build
June 09, 2014 04:39PM
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Brandenburg lost a rear reiger strut due to the single shear design at stpr.

Yes, and Dave Hintz twice. It's the Achilles heel and biggest design flaw of the E36 BMW. No easy solution, unfortunately.

Kevin has the freedom and ability to do it however he wants, though, so now is the time to do it proper.
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Re: Cage, Door Bars and Gussets - The '76 Dart Lite Build
December 17, 2014 12:10PM
No it's not done yet, but it's getting closer...

Wiring has been a fairly extensive project after I had them section the engine harness and the dash has been beefed up quite a bit to hold everything behind it.

I'll just post up the current lot of pictures to try and get it caught up to date.











































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Re: Cage, Door Bars and Gussets - The '76 Dart Lite Build
February 16, 2015 01:08PM
It's alive...




Very happy with the exhaust sound. It's using single chamber Magnaflows and will have a dump before the axle. Racepak dash is super cool and I'll
probably not know how to use half of what it has. You can see on the switch panel it flips between 2 different screens.










The most expensive brake lines known to man... seriously


Red button on the left kills everything and there is another of the same on the cowel for external kill as well. Green button powers up everything. Red
light next to the headlight switch is the electric power steering failure light in case it goes out. High Beams are on the floor and Front, Mid, Rear switches
run optional lights in those areas, or interior pieces.




You can see the center head restraint net in this shot and the mounts on the door bars for window nets on both sides.


Straps in the trunk are used to hold a full size spare. Planning one of those filler pieces in the spare to hold the impact with the wheel strap running over that. Need to sort the scissor jack location and mount.



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Re: Cage, Door Bars and Gussets - The '76 Dart Lite Build
April 13, 2015 12:22PM
Car fab is finished and it's running/driving now. Picked it up this weekend and brought it home. I'll have a few little things to do before it hits the track for testing, but it will be out and about within a couple weeks. I'm not touching anything with paint until next winter. Only doing tarmac stuff this year, so it will run as is for now.

Link to a story that has the last few pics before I picked it up...

The Ugly American







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Re: Cage, Door Bars and Gussets - The '76 Dart Lite Build
April 13, 2015 03:16PM
Top notch build! This car will be a hoot no matter what, it's sure to bring many many smiles.
I like the integration of the new powertrain into the older body as well.
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