As you can see here, the frame needs to be notched as per the instructions and the end-link brackets are then welded into place. Finally the end-links are installed and voila, we have a completely installed rear ready for action.
After hitting up the local Home Depot, we obtained these sheets of 22-gauge sheetmetal. This sheetmetal will be trimmed and properly formed to cover the holes around the cage. We'll seam seal these at a later date for a tighter seal. You can use clear caulking if you prefer.
Do to strict deadlines we were unable to perform a full installation on the Kirkey Race seats (PN KIR-41700), along with the Simpson Racing Harnesses (PN SIM-29108) from Summit Racing. We'll more than likely try to bolt the aluminum seats to the stock seat tracks and see how that works out. Normally with a little creativity it isn't much of a problem with simple hand tools and the fabrication of a few custom spacers.
Pictured here is our Skyjacker Drag Chute (PN SIM-42020BK). We'll devise a way to install this unit without putting any holes in our bumper or in the tail panel of our Monte. Once mounted we'll have to route the Summit Racing parachute release cable (PN SME-6000) in a civil manor, as well as install our MaxOut fire extinguisher (PN HTR-MX100C).