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Old 05-02-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
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Hi, I am in the gradual process of fitting an MGTF rear subby into a Mini Marcos. I have cut the towers down to the same height as the F and offered it up but I was after some pointers as to the height of the frame relative to the bulkhead cross beam (bottom of beam to top of subby rear rail). It looks about right with a 100mm gap but would be great if someone could measure theirs. I am also assuming that the lower fore and aft part of the frame should be parallel with the road?

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Old 08-02-2019, 09:44 AM   #2
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Anyone, just need a quick measure with a ruler, the photo shows the gap Iím after where the wooded block it placed. As you can see, the shock mount ends of the cross member are nonexistent einI donít have any othe points of reference

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Old 08-02-2019, 10:13 AM   #3
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Anyone? the measurement I need is shown on the photo where the piece of wood is placed. As you can see, the shock mount ends have rotted out and I dont have any point of reference. I don't want to fix it too high or too low


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Old 08-02-2019, 12:31 PM   #4
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There are no photos showing in this thread Colin ?
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Sorry, not figured out how to attach them
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Hope this works

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No experience myself, but you should find plenty of photos in the numerous build threads.

For example http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/sh...=34536&page=10

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Some serious rebuilding required on those bulkhead ends, why they ever embedded steel in there I don't know.

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I'd be studying Matt's thread Colin and looking to narrow the frame down as he's done, RWD but the thread should give you a lot of good info.



http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=26628

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Interesting thread but I dont want to narrow the frame, the increased track isnt a problem for me and I want to retain standard drive shafts.

I have had a good look through the build files but just wanted a steer as to how high the subframe needs to be relative to the crossmember. In the photo I have positioned it on the hydraulic lift where it looks about right, the bottom of the frame is approx level with the bottom of the floor and I have a gap of about 100mm between the rear top rail of the subframe and the bottom of the crossmember.

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is this any help ? basic mini but should provide some clues!

http://www.16vminiclub.com/showthread.php?t=35776 ( "G" tower mounting to subframe)
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Generally the K series frames are mounted so the bottom of the frame is level with the floor pan, if that helps
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