Red Death Revival: Beams

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:16 pm

thanks dudes. Big things coming.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Disable adblock

This site is supported by ads and donations.
If you see this text you are blocking our ads.
Please consider a Donation to support the site.


User avatar
chohdog
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 145
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby chohdog » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:10 pm

I love your build man. Just a note though, mounting the temp sensor on a sandwich block that goes under the exhaust manifold made the sensor show the wrong temp readings. The aluminum heats up and heats the sensor. It was always way higher than it actually was.

cedu
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:39 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby cedu » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:55 am

86s and subies go together like spaghetti and meatballs. Got one too!

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:12 am

photodump from this week.


Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Disable adblock

This site is supported by ads and donations.
If you see this text you are blocking our ads.
Please consider a Donation to support the site.


User avatar
RuizXIII
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Smell Ya Later, NJ

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby RuizXIII » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:12 pm

Awesome work on that cage!
Looking sharp bro
irony.cc

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:26 pm

thanks!

boosted86
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby boosted86 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:22 am

Great build so far! digging the cage work also

Reuterskiold
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:48 am

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby Reuterskiold » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:38 am

Everything in the name of moar skids. Can't wait to tandem this season bud!!!!!!!

dano
Club4AG Regular
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:07 am

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby dano » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:54 am

looks like its coming along just nicely!
Build Thread!!!http://club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1459

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:58 am

more updated/better pics of cage. made the forward bars today, also pulled my front subframe and suspension. brought it home with me so I can do the brakes and bearings here. Going to have my friend josh powdercoat my calipers and dust shields for me.

As far as the chassis goes, there are only a few more parts of the cage left, harness bars, door bars and the top bar that goes along the top of windshield/roof. Then a few spots of minor rust repair here and there then the car is going for paint.

Before it gets sent off for paint we're going to make mounts for the engine and take measurements for the driveshaft and have that ordered while car is being painted.

then once its painted its just a matter of slapping it all back together... in a manner of speaking.

Image
Image
Image

filled in all the holes in the floor

Image

engine bay pretty much ready for paint, just need to remove lines and ****.

Image

test fitting with seat.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Put my front rotors on. Thinking about maybe trying to clean up the hubs and paint them or soemthing maybe, not sure yet.

Image

and heres a couple shots of the drivers side forward bar, its just ziptied to the a-pillar so it doesnt really show how it fits. it will be a lot tighter to the a-pillar once the crush box is in and its all welded.

Image
Image
Image

gaijin_rokurunner
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 510
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:51 pm
Location: PA

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby gaijin_rokurunner » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:13 am

nice build......i will be exploring the Beams engine next.....possibly to replace my 20v in the Ae86 and transplanting it into something more spirited like a wide body starlet if i can find one......keep up the good work..!
20v power.....powered by Orion's Demise!
Image

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:57 am

thanks

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:59 pm

more cage stuff


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

MisterJerk
Club4AG Pro
Posts: 563
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:10 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby MisterJerk » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:16 am

Nice freakin cage! I like how the clearances are so tight to the a pillar and what not

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:04 am

yea the fitment was my number one concern with this cage. I'm a pretty tall guy for a corolla so i dont want a really intrusive cage. And I'm really happy with how it came out, and recommend that anyone in the WI/IL area that ones to go to Destruction Warehouse in Kenosha.

User avatar
RuizXIII
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Smell Ya Later, NJ

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby RuizXIII » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:17 am

I got really pumped up when I saw the gussets, I though they were coffin shaped!
That would have been so awesome considering this is "Red Death Revival" haha.

Yeah, the guy doing your cage did a great job. Looking sweet...
irony.cc

fjdragon1
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:07 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby fjdragon1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:26 pm

love the build. im considering a beams build also for my te72.

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:19 am

Thank you guys for all the kind words.

User avatar
grappletech
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 343
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:13 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby grappletech » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:10 pm

Hey man,if you dont mind me asking. Where did you order your clutch setup?
87 GT-S Coupe Super Duper Clean
87 GT-S Coupe Beams 3sge (under construction because I'm slow and lazy and broke--- FML)
87 SR5 Coupe Shell. Who knows when I'll work on it.

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:24 pm

I ordered my clutch from RHDJapan

ok heres the last of the cage progress pics because its finally done. Instead of going to NSB this weekend i stayed home to get **** done on the car.

finished cage. I could not be happier with how it turned out.

Image
Image
Image

Also got my calipers back from powder coating. they look sweet. .

Image

took all the hard lines out of my engine bay to make it easier to paint.

Image

rebuilding calipers went well, everything is all set to go back on the car.

This is my first time ever doing wheel bearings or rebuilding calipers or anything like that, so I guess the true test will be if they actually work, once on the car.

Pads are Hawk HPS, lines are Goodridge, rotors are 88rotors

Image
Image
Image
Image

typexd
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 51
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:33 am

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby typexd » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:06 pm

Awesome build man! What's the word on the chassis wiring? I'm curious since I am considering this as a route for my own chassis given the age of our cars and wanting to go with something more "reliable" since I have had quite a few electrical gremlins I acquired from the previous owner.

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:29 pm

you mean whats the status? I was just talking to the guy thats doing it for me and its well on its way, it shouldnt be too long before its done.

if you're wondering what i'm doing, its just all custom using the ARC 8000D kit, harness will be all cool with milspec stuff and things.

User avatar
RuizXIII
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Smell Ya Later, NJ

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby RuizXIII » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Keeps on getting cooler with each post.
irony.cc

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:40 pm

Got some stuff.

russell speed bleeders.

Image

Image

and russell in-line -6 fuel filter for FI along with some more hose ends.

Image



/boring update

User avatar
grappletech
Club4AG Expert
Posts: 343
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:13 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby grappletech » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:45 am

Thanks. Keep up the beams work!
87 GT-S Coupe Super Duper Clean
87 GT-S Coupe Beams 3sge (under construction because I'm slow and lazy and broke--- FML)
87 SR5 Coupe Shell. Who knows when I'll work on it.

typexd
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 51
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:33 am

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby typexd » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:56 am

LongGrain wrote:you mean whats the status? I was just talking to the guy thats doing it for me and its well on its way, it shouldnt be too long before its done.

if you're wondering what i'm doing, its just all custom using the ARC 8000D kit, harness will be all cool with milspec stuff and things.


Yeah, that's exactly what I meant lol. Love the ARC 8000D kit although I'm am still trying to decide how I want to do my interior wiring. I want to add more creature comforts for the rolla since I mainly daily my car, but with the added "reliability" of new wiring given the age of our cars. Currently looking at a few of painless wiring's harness kits, but checking out what other rolla enthusiasts are doing as well.

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:28 pm

yea i looked at a buttload of different kits, painless, keep it clean, etc.

I chose the ARC 8000d for a number of reasons;
1. it was simpler than the others, has a fuse and relay box all in one.
2. the touch panel is more visually appealing than others (some you have to make your own or use stock switches)
3. a lot of people in the midwest here use it, so if anything goes wrong and I dont know how to fix it, I have a lot of help nearby .
4. I've heard this **** is rock solid reliable and have heard of almost no one who had problems with it.

its probably not the best if you want to have a lot of creature comforts, but I dont want any of that, the less **** I have that can break, the better. My goal is to have the harness done and never have to touch the wiring in the car again unless I want to add something like wipers. or an aftermarket heater to defog my windshield.

sqznby
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 127
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:00 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby sqznby » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:11 pm

Wow, everything looks great.
That cage is sick. It looks amazing, high and tight. Can you get some shots of the main hoop bases?
Do you have to get it certified?

LongGrain
Moderator
Posts: 449
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby LongGrain » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:53 pm

Thank you for the compliments, my main objective for this cage was to be exactly that, high and tight. I wanted it to be as close to the chassis and least intrusive it could possibly be. I cant stand sloppy fitting cages, especially when I'm not loaded and i'm planning on doing this ONCE so I wanted to make sure it got done right. As far as I can tell it meets all Formula D regulations, which is what I wanted (not like I'm going to drive fd, but I wanted a guideline to follow). And i'm probably going to have it tech inspected.

main hoop bases are crush boxes,

Image
Image
Image

with the hoop and lateral bars.
Image

rear shock tower boxes/strut bar.

Image

front boxes.

Image

sqznby
Club4AG Enthusiast
Posts: 127
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:00 pm

Re: Red Death Revival: Beams

Postby sqznby » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:35 pm

Wow, thank you for the pics. I didnt realize some of them were earlier on in your thread, thanks for posting them again.
I hope you dont mind me using your mounting bases when I do mine :D .
I have one question about your base mounting plates.
I was reading about having to use 6x6x1/8" plates as your bases. They all look like it accept for the front ones. Is this something that a tech inspection would point out? Also what exactly is involved in an inspection? Do they drill small holes for thickness?
Sorry for all the questions
Awesome job man
Thanks again

Disable adblock

This site is supported by ads and donations.
If you see this text you are blocking our ads.
Please consider a Donation to support the site.



Return to “OWNERS and BUILDERS”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests