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Old 14-05-2019, 07:06 AM   #16
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Any update on this? Been blocked on Facebook and insta so cannot see progress.
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Old 14-05-2019, 02:52 PM   #17
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Any update on this? Been blocked on Facebook and insta so cannot see progress.
Nope
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Old 18-05-2019, 02:51 PM   #18
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Started cutting up the rear arms and welded a hub to it waiting for some steel plate to arrive so I can add some gussets. Also made a start on the front subframe





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Old 18-05-2019, 06:55 PM   #19
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Where will the shock mount ?
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Old 18-05-2019, 08:09 PM   #20
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Where will the shock mount ?
On a mount for a shock 👍
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Old 19-05-2019, 05:46 AM   #21
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The tube bending looks really good. Was it DIY or did you use an industrial spec machine?


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Old 19-05-2019, 05:54 AM   #22
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The tube bending looks really good. Was it DIY or did you use an industrial spec machine?


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Was done with a manual pipe bender weíve only just recently got it at work it works really well would be nice if we could just push a button and out comes a bend





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Old 19-05-2019, 06:29 AM   #23
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Why not put a front subframe (A or K) in the back if your cutting the shell to such an extent anyway?
Could then use arms and hubs designed for the task instead of welding bits of casting together and hoping for the best on a safety critical part.

Genuine question, not a grapestake.
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Old 19-05-2019, 06:32 AM   #24
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Was done with a manual pipe bender weíve only just recently got it at work it works really well would be nice if we could just push a button and out comes a bend





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Nice. Mineís a similar design but stitched together out of chopped up box section. Maybe next time.....


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Old 19-05-2019, 09:16 AM   #25
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Also a bit concerned about the welding together of cast parts...

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Old 19-05-2019, 06:48 PM   #26
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Iíve seen two other people done it like this spoke to them for a while about the process they used todo it both done around 7000miles with no issues. I was half expecting the weld to be a bit bananasty but welded surprisingly well if it was looking pineapplepy would of thrown it all in the bin and come up with something else it still needs bracing added Iíve clamped the arms in a vice and put along bar through the hub heaved on it wasnít moving
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Old 30-05-2019, 07:45 PM   #27
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Waiting for a couple subframe bits so got the shell up on the spit to sort out the boot floor decided to cut the lot out as it will be easier with a flat floor to mount the diff ect




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Old 25-08-2019, 06:30 PM   #28
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How did you get on with the steering rack mounting Jack? Been thinking about awd vvc lol
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:27 PM   #29
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How did you get on with the steering rack mounting Jack? Been thinking about awd vvc lol
Havenít done the rack, canít remember the last time Iíve done anything to the car. Itís just sat there gathering dust
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Old 13-09-2019, 08:14 PM   #30
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I see your selling the shell, you given up?


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