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  • #31
    Matt, do they not sell paint down there in Houston? Looks like a tetanus shot waiting to happen right there!
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    • #32
      That was the surface rust that happened between having them installed and driving them home. It was winter in OK when I had them installed and they salted the roads. They were prototype set #1 and I had them made/bent/installed by the designers near Springdale, AR. then drove home on wet salty roads. it was 2-3 months by the time I got around to painting them.

      The production sets were powdercoated from the factory, just not these.
      Originally posted by SoSideways
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      • #33
        I'm just messing with you, I still haven't painted my roll bar I put in years ago.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Black R View Post
          Those mount lengthwise?

          And they're sturdy enough to jack up the car by?
          They do and as Matt pointed out definatly should. I know on fox bodies and the sort, we always use them to jack from.

          I've had that set now forever, never installed them. Definatly this winter I will be.
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          • #35
            Here's the crappy iphone pics as promised:

















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            • #36
              Necroposting!

              I really want to do this on my S13 - do yall think a tube coming from the frame rail out to a plate/box tube parallel to the pinch weld work? The back is fine, I usually jack the car at the diff and support the rear at the subframe but the front is always a pain. My pinch weld points were destroyed before I got the car.
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              • #37
                Here's what I'm working with

                20170926_201846 by Mat B, on Flickr

                Can I reinforce this square piece with some tubes and a flat piece to jack on?

                20170926_201954 by Mat B, on Flickr

                The whole pinch weld is just all sorts of fubar

                20170926_201906 by Mat B, on Flickr

                Thinking a flat square vertically on the frame rail, flat bar horizontal under the OEM pad, and a tube running between the two.

                framerail by Mat B, on Flickr
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                • #38
                  I'd say absolutely. That square spot is the OEM jacking point and where I always put jack stands and jack from. The spot above that in the interior is a good spot to terminate the A-pillar member of a roll cage as well.
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                  • #39
                    SCCA now allows a 12" or so piece of square tube along the pinch weld below spec miatas.. different chassis, but same problems with a lifetime of frequently jacking up a track car..

                    you might try a section of 3/4" square tube right against the pinch weld. As Gills also mentioned, that spot is just about where the downtube on my cage ties into the floor. been a while since I've looked at all of that, but it's about that spot.. at minimum, some of the pad covers that spot, so it's tied into the cage regardless.
                    Originally posted by SoSideways
                    I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                      SCCA now allows a 12" or so piece of square tube along the pinch weld below spec miatas.. different chassis, but same problems with a lifetime of frequently jacking up a track car..

                      you might try a section of 3/4" square tube right against the pinch weld. As Gills also mentioned, that spot is just about where the downtube on my cage ties into the floor. been a while since I've looked at all of that, but it's about that spot.. at minimum, some of the pad covers that spot, so it's tied into the cage regardless.
                      Matt, you're alive! Irma didn't take you and all your stuff with her?
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                      • #41
                        haha yeah, still alive. just been racing the RX7 and the 240 has been sitting in the garage.. so little need to come on here and talk about it. I need to sell it before it falls apart.

                        Harvey tore Houston up pretty bad. we lost our flooring, and some cabinets and sheetrock, but are able to still live in the house. it's amazing the damage that 1/8" of water can do to a residence!!

                        All the race stuff was OK.. RX7 was up on jack stands in the garage, and the 240 was in the trailer. glad I put them both up, because the garage had about a foot of water in it and the shop had a couple inches. nothing major damaged in any of those- just some junk on the bottom shelves like brake rotors and whatnot that don't care about being wet..

                        So we did OK.. many of my local friends, not so much..
                        Originally posted by SoSideways
                        I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                        '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                        '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by gills View Post
                          I'd say absolutely. That square spot is the OEM jacking point and where I always put jack stands and jack from. The spot above that in the interior is a good spot to terminate the A-pillar member of a roll cage as well.
                          Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                          SCCA now allows a 12" or so piece of square tube along the pinch weld below spec miatas.. different chassis, but same problems with a lifetime of frequently jacking up a track car..

                          you might try a section of 3/4" square tube right against the pinch weld. As Gills also mentioned, that spot is just about where the downtube on my cage ties into the floor. been a while since I've looked at all of that, but it's about that spot.. at minimum, some of the pad covers that spot, so it's tied into the cage regardless.
                          Awesome info, thanks guys.

                          Matt, glad to hear you came out okay. It was crazy having a sunny day over here in Austin while yall continued to get hammered.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                            haha yeah, still alive. just been racing the RX7 and the 240 has been sitting in the garage.. so little need to come on here and talk about it. I need to sell it before it falls apart.

                            Harvey tore Houston up pretty bad. we lost our flooring, and some cabinets and sheetrock, but are able to still live in the house. it's amazing the damage that 1/8" of water can do to a residence!!

                            All the race stuff was OK.. RX7 was up on jack stands in the garage, and the 240 was in the trailer. glad I put them both up, because the garage had about a foot of water in it and the shop had a couple inches. nothing major damaged in any of those- just some junk on the bottom shelves like brake rotors and whatnot that don't care about being wet..

                            So we did OK.. many of my local friends, not so much..
                            Yes, HARVEY, not Irma! Glad to hear mostly everything's ok. Some of the devastation looks horrific. If a hurricane that bad hits Long Island, the whole south shore of the Island is ****ed. Hurricane Sandy was only a tropical storm by the time it got up here and it caused massive damage.
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