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Once the car has been stripped, Chris Hargett begins the process of fabricating a 'cage. LeMons requires only a four-point 'cage with a single driver-side door bar, but we wanted a more substantial 'cage than that. We followed standard circle track requirements by using 1.75 diameter DOM tubing with 0.095 wall thickness. Here, Hargett is fitting the existing pinch welds on the body/frame to the bar so he can get a good strong weld bead going. This bar replaces the need to weld plates into a unibody car like this one as mounting points for the 'cage and also does a good job of stiffening up the chassis.