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Minitub/Cage Pics!

I thought I would post some pics of the minitub/8pt. Cage project I completed last winter. The minitub was quite a bit of work and alittle spendy, but was well worth it. No more tire rubbing! Tires are 325/50/15 Nittos on 15x10 wheel. I did the minitub, cage, put UPR front and rear suspension, fuel cell, and Kirkey seats in it and lost 110 LBS. from last year. It weighs 2900lbs. w/full tank of fuel.
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Before narrowing axle 2" per side:


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That looks like a quality job!! The fine touches/small details set it off!
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Very, very nice ride!!! Great job.
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the after pics look great the tires tuck in there nicely


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Whats the backspacing on the rear wheels? I saw that you have the rear narrowed two inches per side also.


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The rear wheels are 6.5" B.S. I narrowed the axle 2" per side, because i didn't want the tire to rub on the fender lip. I also wanted to lower the rear of the car.
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I like the fact that you have the cell mounted low to restore some space in the trunk. What size is it? Looks like 20-22gal.

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thats a very nice job
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how are those seats?

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The cell is 15gal.. The Kirkey seats are surprisingly comfortable. I just got back from a 600 mile trip and my butt hurt alittle bit, but not too bad. Alot better than the Scat Procars I had in it last year.
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the work is done very good and detailed,nice.....
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was that a bought cage or did you get a chasis shop to fab one for ya?

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The cage is from Wild Rides Race Cars. They prefit it, and all I had to do was weld it in.
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The car looks awesome with great attention to detail.

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It's a mild steel cage. Thanks for all the comments!
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Looks awesome and very quality.




Ditch the mudflaps though and lower the front another inch or so.

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Dude that turned out great and would love to do that to my coupe.. The one pic looks like the front is sitting just a tad higher than the rear but in the other pics it doesn't appear that way. Looks perfect and now I have some more motivation to mine back together. thanks for the pics
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The car sits perfectly level. The parking lot I took the pics in was at an incline, so it makes the car look uneven. I wanted to lower the front some more, but the spring is down as far as it can go on the strut. I might have to get a little softer spring maybe?
I know the mudflaps aren't the best looking, but I drive it quite a bit and without them I would have no paint left behind the front tire. I tried it once.

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I hear you on the mudflaps though. My paint started chipping after I got it painted. But oh well. Car looks great man. One of these days ill have big tires under my coupe.

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Great job! That car is perfect! Very well done.

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That is one sweet looking stang.Be proud be very proud....!
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Got any pics of the install in stages, I am getting ready to order the Team Z minitub kit for my coupe and would like to see how someone else did theirs.

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i too would kike to see the work in progress,as i am going to be puttin 315's on my 86 gt....
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Here are a few install pics. I ordered the minitub kit from Wolfe Racecraft. All of these pics were before I narrowed the axle. I sandblasted the underneath and painted it with POR15 when i was finished. Thought i would show off my gauges too while I was at it. It's scheduled to be in the Nov. issue of Car Craft magazine (next issue), but they photographed it before I minitubed/caged it. So check it out!








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Thanks, thats what I needed.

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