Paul's RCR GT40 build

Paul T.

Supporter
Decided I wanted the roll bar behind the firewall and was to have it go up and out as far as it could. Have it be able to support the door latches, be better braced than the supplied bar and can use it as attach point for eng bay wings, rear clip latches and anything else that comes along. Built with 1.5 x .120 DOM tube. Will have backup plates for all base, support plates.

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Paul T.

Supporter
Thanks Chris and Walt. The thing that may be tight on a retrofit would be the dist. clearance depending on engine placement. Also the part I had to cut out of the rear clip because of the rear support braces.
 
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Paul T.

Supporter
After trying to adjust the doors, I wanted a better way to adjust the doors without having to shim between the hinge and chassis and be able to remove the door pin without having it on a bind. As others have done on their builds I changed the hinge to a heim joint. Now with the plates on the door lined up and not having to use them for adjustment the door pin pulls out easy for door removal or adjustment. Slotted the holes on the chassis horizontally and the hinge holes vertically. Cut the hinge, added a threaded tube and heim joint. Easy to adjust by loosening the bolts that hold the hinge to the chassis for up, down, fore and aft adjustment. Pulling the pin, adjusting the rod ends for in and out adjustment. Easier and more precise now, with no wiggle or slop.
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Paul T.

Supporter
Wanted the front clip to open and close the same as the rear. Removed what Scott had started using the RCR support structure and decided to follow others and build a tube support structure to hinge the front. Used heim joints in a tube mounted to a vertical slotted plate bolted to a horizontal slotted plate. Incorporated the condenser and radiator mounts also. Now it opens and closes smooth is very adjustable and solid. Can be removed by either taking the nuts off the end of the heim joints and slide out or take the heim to clip mount bolts out. Plan on using gas struts to hold open.
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