Good idea!Bah... copper ain't light.
Cut all that out, too.
Most racing series require most or all of the interior to be removed.Is this still within any racing regulations with all the original stuff removed?
No concern. Even poorly made modern cars like the Caliber have excellent crumple zone design and overall crash safety.Are you concerned with crumple zones on these cars?
The crumple zones on most cars are everything in front of the front shock/strut towers and everything in back of the rear shock/strut towers.I was looking at ones in the junkyard and can't figure out exactly where these zones are
You should not do that. The crumple zones are designed to crumple so that they absorb the energy from a crash...if they don't crumple then you are much more likely to be injured., and have no idea how to reinforce the front and back from... crumpling in a hit.
I'm amazed at how fast those side airbags inflate. POW! - You're safe!
I think that is because people are pulling the engine in junkyards to get to the transmission. They have a Caliber with a failed CVT and are pulling the CVT from a crashed Caliber in the hope that it is better than the CVT they have in their own Caliber...I just realized the almost all the Calibers in the junkyard with front crashes have no engine.
We took out a bunch, but we've added the cage...all in I'd say we are at least 250 pounds lighter.So how much dose the caliber weigh now?
Welded joints are rust prone, the paint it to protect them from rust.I'm not sure what I'm looking at. But, this is all welded inside the car? Take out all the flammables first?
I've seen cages that are inside stock-looking cars; ie, with dash, carpet, seats, etc. And wondered how cages get into cars.
I guess bolting on steel pipes wouldn't work (for my non-race car).
What's the white paint for?