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I needed door bars , but not necessarily a full cage . but it is my race car. yet i will drive it on the the street. im going drifting. and i need to meet minimal Top Drift requirements.
Moti and i talked about his 6 point gt3, but with the requirements , it wasnt what i needed. it had to have a floor mounted main hoop,with floor mounted door bars. We talked about the next step . which would be trying to run some FD ProAm. that requires a cage, with the same floor mounts. so basically we talked about a half cage that could be built on to complete an FD spec legal full cage.
Moti knows his ****. after he looked at the requirements, he came at me with a plan for the roll bar . when you guys see the pics, you'll know how bad ass this is. 10 points on the roll bar,with door bars. more then some cages.
Its built off a Main Hoop, that hoop includes a single diagonal. then the two rear uprights, they have a single diagonal in the opposite direction. the harness bar is part of the front diagonal , yet attaches to the rear diagonalwith an additional bar.the main hoop even has dimpled gussets at the rear of the doors.so awesome.The door bars come off the main hoop to the front of the door , they include four points of attachment.from the main hoop , the start of the X or cross ,to the floor of the hoop,a point the middle of the X to the middle of the door floor. and the front.
the sickest part of the door bars are the floor mounts , which are cylinder type pieces that mount starting at the floor to the door side. these give me so much room .

i'll let some pics do the rest of the talking. But overall Moti really showed his skill in this.
Measurements are supper tight,im getting the maximum amount of room . i did not have to compromise a single bit of space to drive. i cant even tell the bar is their ,leg room is the same, elbow room , seat position .

my pics will suck , but i know Moti has some good ones , hopefully we can get him in here .

http://youtu.be/FUUH5NrTZF8









i realize i didnt get a good pic of the door bar mounts . ill have to get some soon
 

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Great to see more work from black bird. Im was thoroughly impressed by moti's work of all kinds. Different designs and specs to meet not only the tracks requires but driver's as well. Thanks for the pics.
 

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that what i say still . ive had it for almost a week . and the car is now seriously legit.
not to mention i just refreshed everything from the ground up
i bet that sucker is stiff, with all those mounting points!

awesome work, moti =]
 

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awesome. Is that overkill or what? what did that one cost? i'm sure it was premium....b4eaitiful nonetheless
 

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That is truly awesome!
I'm also sure that if you want you can upgrade it to a cage really easily.
How much does it weigh?
 

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Lenny, thanks for the awesome review.
Anyone that has ever worked with me personally knows that you're not getting just another ____________________________(insert product here), you're getting a custom product taylored for YOU.

Lenny's car is no exception.
As he's getting into the higher levels of drifting competition, he needed a highly customized setup that will allow him to do everything that he already did with the car in the past (which a normal 4 pt rollbar was okay for), progress into tandem drifting which requires door bars and serve as a jumping point into the next level with a full cage in the future.

After sorting through the Formula Drift rule book, I designed for him a 10 point half cage that does all the above while stiffening the car to a level that only fully caged miata get to (and not even all of those...).
And to top it off, the whole thing only weighs 58-59 lbs!
Furthermore, with the understanding that drift cars generally do get more exposure with flashy looks, I suggested to Lenny that we do a custom paint job on the half cage that has a bit more "wow factor" than the same ol' satin black, and suggested to him the Aqua color that you're looking at :cool:

I'll let the pics do the rest of the talking for now, but I'll be happy to answer any questions.











Thanks again Lenny!

Moti
 

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omg.
i havent even seen these pics yet. that cage is f'n awesome.
and moti is right. i wanted to get to the next level . and after selling my NB. i decided to commit myself to drifting. with that , i pretty much rebuilt this car from the ground up. including front knuckles for angle , a larger turbo , every susp. bushing ,and mounts. all these things including the Cage allowing the suspension to work ,took me awhile to reset the car . this weekend in only my second time driving the car as is, allowed me to go faster than ,with more angle than ive ever been . basically doing things ive never done before . all in 106 degree weather for two days straight. The car feels so extremely tight now . i dont even have a single brace on the car.except for the rear subframe .
 

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this what im talking about right here. these floor mounts are super badass. you cant get this in the mail. ive looked at alot of other cages recently, and no one is rocking this. in fact this weekend i looked at a couple other FD cars , and they are far from the madness Moti created.this **** is special.

 

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Lookin' sweet. Blackbird Fabworx comes up with a special bar for every car (trademark that **** Moti).
 
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