Topic: roll cage welding in North Carolina
Hey everyone, I have talked a few of my friends into doing the Lemons race in South Carolina in September. We bought our turd car (96 Nissan Sentra) and have the engine out right now replacing gaskets. Once we get the engine back in and verify that it still runs , we will be focusing on the roll cage. Does anyone know where we could take this car in North Carolina to get a cage welded in, that meets the Lemons specifications AND be a reasonable cost? I have tried several local welding shops and none of them will touch roll cages, I contacted one shop in the Raleigh/Durham area and their estimate was going to cost between $1600 and $2400 just for the labor, not including materials, which is double of what we expected on the high side. I'm going to reach back out to that same company and see if they will consider us buying a prebent/precut kit, tack welding it ourselves and letting them do the final welds to see what the price comes back with, but we might be out of this race already if we can't get the cost down on the roll cage.