• Sep 19th 2007 at 6:28PM
  • 6
As our October 20th deadline for destruction grows near, we've been making some significant progress on Project LeMons. After the interior was stripped and the hatch removed, Casey and Brad got to fabricating the roll cage out of pilfered pieces lying around the shop. We've got a full hoop mated to a couple of 50ish-degree pipes that tie into the custom rear strut tower brace. Last night, the harness bar was welded in place, along with the plate to mount the door bar to the floor, and although there is a seat sitting in the appropriate place, it's not mounted to anything yet.

Next up: we've got to weld the door bar in (and possibly add another one above it), get the seat positioned and secured, replace the brakes and water pump, and try to find a driveshaft. The good news: while yours truly was running ragged around Frank-town last week, the Modacar crew hooked up a battery and turned the beast over, and according to Brad, "it runs like a champ!" Can we get a "hooraa!"

Oh, and we cut a few holes into the hood to allow some airflow and plan on ditching the front and rear bumpers, and fitting some custom tubing in their place.

Our friend from Shutterflick snapped off some photos for your perusal; you can check them out below.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dont forget to make sure those 5th and 6th ports are actuating ;) Dont wanna lose any high end powa!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Part of me loves LeMons, the other part watches in pain as some awesome old cars get destroyed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You guys are ballsy. I'd want that thing done at least a month in advance to iron out bugs and tweak things actually driving it, instead of putting it together until the last minute. Hurry up if you want to be competitive... you can be rest assured that the winners are tuning and tweaking their cars already, not restoring them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      o man, you guys have a nice garage. Do adverts pay for that?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just some fyi...the fan shroud removed may or may not help you in cooling. I would never drive my 7 around if the fan shroud was removed, but that might just be because it only aids when the car is stopped (which doesn't happen much in a race). If you keep it removed, please keep in mind that when you come in and make a stop for whatever reason, the temperature is probably going to skyrocket, so don't stay stopped for long. :)
        • 8 Years Ago
        We've actually got the shroud removed so we could install the new water pump. It'll be back on come race day.
    Share This Photo X