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Old 26-02-2009, 10:16 PM   #31
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found more rust
Thats a first on a mini
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Old 26-02-2009, 10:25 PM   #32
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frame's looking sweet matt...what etch primer did u use in the end.....?
was it spayed or brush on....??
as u say FOUND MORE RUST...that mini's for ya more rust.....rust....rust....
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Old 26-02-2009, 10:32 PM   #33
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I cant believe you are putting power steering on it

Think of the extra weight man :P

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Old 27-02-2009, 03:13 AM   #34
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Old 27-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #35
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first fit of subframe :



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Old 27-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #36
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collected my exhaust flange for the turbo manifold , would prefer thicker .. but it will do for now

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Old 27-02-2009, 01:32 PM   #37
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Old 27-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #38
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cut some 2mm plate and bent (ish) to go inside and welded to the floor where the front subframe bolts through the floor.

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Old 28-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #39
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Looking good Matt, roll on L2B

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Old 28-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #40
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collected my exhaust flange for the turbo manifold , would prefer thicker .. but it will do for now

for the exahust matt.cut each bit seperate and bolt to a spare head without a gasket, really tight, preferably with some copper ease or something between flange and head to get heat out it after weldign quickly. then weld.

if you keep the whole thing as one, itll warp and spring when you unbolt it off the head also try weld the whole manifold all seams, then finally weld this to the flange so the rest of the manifold has "settled" first.

have had to repair a few turbo manifolds with thin flanges, and that procedure has prooved the best, assuming your welding mig like me
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:34 AM   #41
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cheers dennis , will do ..
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #42
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how do u think the suspension geometry will be effected by moving the front tie-bar fixing points outwards as they are usually inline with the lower arm mount. im thinking as the arm rises on bumps it will increase the castor?
im in the garage as we speak making my subby and deciding the best way to make the lower arms.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:09 PM   #43
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anything you see wrong evo ? :

before i start to make a manifold





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i assume your going for a log style maifold from thich steel gas pipe weldells? if so crack on positioning looks great for it!
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i assume your going for a log style maifold from thich steel gas pipe weldells? if so crack on positioning looks great for it!
i was .. but i dont have steel gas pipe . its just normal exhaust pipe bends .. is this to thin and not worse using ?

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