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I probably would have had the same problem, but I manage a large truck fleet. I send them lots of other work to do.Wow, that’s amazing. I can’t even find anyone to work on mine around here. I tell them I have a 3116 and they go ghost on me.
Looking good, real good!
The harness bar is just roughed in for now. For those not following the build: The tubing shown connects to factory seat belt locations to provide attachment point for the 4 pt harnesses. It is not rollover protection, that is to be fabbed on the exterior.
I don't think I have my old SCORE rule book on shoulder harness mount angles, but that certainly looks within the proper range.
The TruckTrial rulebook is silent on harness attachment, but yes, the angles are set according to harness manufacturer recommendations. We certainly were not going to attach to the floor like we see some do to get thru tech. There is some more gusseting going on, will update you when its complete.I don't think I have my old SCORE rule book on shoulder harness mount angles, but that certainly looks within the proper range.
From an engineering standpoint, a front impact is going to do it's best to pull the bar forward. I would add one additional brace on the side that runs perfectly horizontal forward to the "B" pillar (or ideally add one that angles down 90° from the upper forming a "V"). That would provide your front impact hold against the encountered forces. It looks like you may have put bends in the sides behind the seats where I'm talking about tapping into the main span, though.
Just tossing it out there. I know that you don't really plan to race it, but brakes, steering, and harnesses are the three things I always over-engineered on a car.
btw, your notching looks good. You doing that by hand or with a notcher or by hand?
It’s not Russian , this is a Dakar team from the Netherlands my countryNice vid. It's got that "happenin" professional quality of the Russian vids posted by USSR.
The snap-shot style of progress shots in the beginning part of the vid were good.
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