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Old 05-23-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Continued from: Boxster Race Car: Step 1

I dropped by Hergesheimer Motorsports today to see Eric523 and check on the build. Here are some pic's;

The wrecked silver car (left) is mostly stripped with the engine/trans/rear suspension sitting on the ground beneath it. The black Boxster (right) will have its blown engine/trans/susp removed and the parts from the silver car installed.



The right front fender has already been re-deployed to another Spec racecar that had some damage.



Here is what it looks like underneath the fender with the front suspension still intact.




The entire engine/trans/drive shafts/hubs/brakes/rear suspension ready to be swapped to the donor car.




Nice shot of the rear PSS9, Tarett drop link and toe link, wheel carrier, and brake caliper.



Donor car ready to have the stock parts pulled and then install the swap parts.



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Old 05-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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So excited for you.

These kinds of builds are always so much fun to read about and see happen.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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subscribed. good luck with the build.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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Nice Project!
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:38 AM   #5
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Stone, I can't imagine how excited you must be. Any eta?

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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Stone, I can't imagine how excited you must be. Any eta?

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Yes, very excited. Ready to pee my pants.

Best guess is 4-6 weeks. Depends on how backed up the cage builder and paint are.
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** UPDATE **

Engine, transmission, suspension, etc has all been swapped over! Car even passed smog today. I think it looks pretty bad ass in all black.

Next - rip out the interior in prep for the cage install! We're just getting warmed up...





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......it's A-L-I-V-E!!!
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** UPDATE **

Interior is removed as part of the prep for the cage installation. The dash still needs to come out so the cross brace under the dash can be welded in.

The driver side inside door panel will be cut out to provide clearance for the side bar which will protrude out into the interior of the drivers door. The passenger side will be a simple x-style.

Car should go to the cage builder next week.








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stone, been waiting for an update - how is she coming????

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There was a bit of a delay waiting to get to the front of the line for the cage build. Here are a few pic's on the progress. Only thing left is adding a vertical support for the windshield frame (as shown by the red line).









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whoa!! see what happens when you are busy (me) and step away from the computer!! GO TOM!!

Had no idea the silver car had an *issue* Sorry to see hear that!!
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A lot was learned from that wreck at WSIR back in Dec. 12.

I'd like to purpose a rule change mandating ALL Boxsters have what we call "FIA" bars added (FIA is the org who mandated that tube for all FIA sanctioned events)
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Brad, where are the FIA bars located? I'm getting a cage build soon and might as well get them put in.

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As seen in RED!!



TC Design in SJ installs them now...

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TD,

the windshield post in a Boxster is only supported halfway up (with a Boron steel tube) so it folds over right at that point

What was easily visible from the WSIR crash? The A pillar tube folded inward JUST like the stock A pillar folded

Ad the FIA tube you see... and help keep this from happening
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who is doing your cage? Todd@ Topp or the guys south of Dallas off of 35? SHOW them the blue car pic with the tube in place!!
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whoa!! see what happens when you are busy (me) and step away from the computer!! GO TOM!!

Had no idea the silver car had an *issue* Sorry to see hear that!!
Thanks Brad. I'll have to drop by your shop sometime soon and we can catch up.
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A lot was learned from that wreck at WSIR back in Dec. 12.

I'd like to purpose a rule change mandating ALL Boxsters have what we call "FIA" bars added (FIA is the org who mandated that tube for all FIA sanctioned events)
yes, indeed.

the accident of which Brad speaks...





and the resultant additions to my car after the inspection. The FIA bars were only one of the several additions. Granted, my cage was already beefier in material and diameter choice but it doesn't hurt to add more tuning. (well, other than the obvious weight penalty) The new 991 cup cars have a very similar bar in the factory cages this year too.

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Thank YOU!! (Eric) for posting the pics. It **should** be really clear for those who "waffle" on the decision!!
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