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Offline dreracecar

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2019, 03:50:46 PM »
You can go online to Aircraft Spruce and look at there tubing charts for material. Good prices and consider you basicly buy by foot so you dont have to buy the full length--only what you need, They have a east coast outlet in Georgia. A 225" SFI spec car Im doing now , I have about $1000 in tubing

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2019, 04:42:45 PM »
It was a Mickey Thompson dragmaster chassis!and it belongs to Dave Huber Rooman knows his stuff! Could you build that chassis and have it NHRA legal? If wearing y'all with these questions I appologize but appreciate the input

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2019, 08:00:14 AM »
Don't forget to get the SFI book. No sense building something that won't certify.
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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2019, 09:24:23 AM »
It was a Mickey Thompson dragmaster chassis!and it belongs to Dave Huber Rooman knows his stuff! Could you build that chassis and have it NHRA legal? If wearing y'all with these questions I appologize but appreciate the input

  Best to get in touch with the NHRA Chassis tech inspector for your area to answer that question before moving forward. He will guide you since the design you are after is not shown in the SFI spec book and you may be restricted to 10sec or slower

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2019, 08:14:22 AM »
simple answer is yes it can be built from mild steel ERW (cheap)the car will be heavier as the SFI spec is for thicker wall tubing
SFI book will answer a lot of questions

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2019, 08:48:36 AM »
current mild steel tubing wall is undersize for the spec and will not pass if the car must be stickered

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2019, 11:21:25 AM »
old school

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2019, 04:19:15 PM »
Thanks for the info

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2019, 04:08:08 PM »
Welcome back to the sport. If your planning on a fed. 9" ford or Mopar will be more then sufficient. The mopar would probable cost less. Biggest item of concern is to build your cage area wide, 20-21" at the shoulders. This will be one of your biggest resale issue if you ever want to sell in further. Just buy the book for the sfi chassis that you may want to run. or have some one build you the chassis so they can fit mtr. trans and rear in properly. well good luck and enjoy yourself.

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Re: Budget rail
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2019, 05:04:40 PM »
When you are ready for front wheels and tires, I may have some trade-ins on a deal.
Good Luck with your project I would advice you to listen Bruce Dyda, and Rooman
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