Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rusty Hood Racing Update - Prep for LeMons South Fall next weekend

The last two weeks have been busy! We leave Ohio next Thursday for Carolina Motorsports Park for "LeMons South Fall." In the past two weeks, we have finished rebuilding the floor, cut and notched all of the rollcage members, welded in 80% of the rollcage, made a new steel wing mount (much improved over the wooden prototype), mounted our seat, flushed all fluids, and made a new dash after removing the original, and the list goes on.

We will have the car tech-inspection ready for tomorrow afternoon and then have the rest of the day to paint and decorate the racetruck with decals, fake sponsor logs, and driver names. We will make our cost summary, pack, and finish up any minor details on Tuesday and Wednesday before we leave.

For the past two weeks, we have been going into work early, leaving about 4, and then working until midnight or later. It has been frustrating and hectic at times but completely worth it. The idea for building this racetruck for the 24 Hours of LeMons started as a drunk promise between friends and has ended up as working $500 truck with a rollcage, no bed, and a huge wing. We can't wait for next weekend.

I posted all of the latest build photos here and a few of my favorites below.

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