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Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by retro-ed, Oct 23, 2008.
prob will be welded all the way but if you do inch bits and move on it stops distortion
wow she looked great nick but you've found many holes! This is like a full resto job really! Should last you and other another 30 years!
Some nice welds their too!
Bit more over the weekend.. got a bit fricked over by the weather but managed to start on the cage
A bit of bracing to tie in the chassis rails, turrets and x-member. Will running the rear diagonals into these....
First diagonal in..
Making the rear X
Cage all built to start on door bars etc..
Drivers door bars sorted... Tacked at each end but fully welded in the middle so it can be removed, fitted to the car and then fully welded
Rear triangulation from doorbars to rear welded in..
Weather stopped play unfortunatly but the plan is to crack on with it on Fri/Sat/Sun and get it in and fully welded
was that a standard cage and your adding bits? or is it fully custom?
yeah was an old s.d 6 point But I couldnt afford a new one so spent the money on some nice t45 to make it myself
Ah, thats not entirely true little topi! The valve angles are identical copys of the BD!
Ah those cheating Toyota bastids haha.
wasn't it yamaha?
It was indeed, you bunch of correcting cocks.
first time i have been right on here in 3ish years. score. recognition at last.
You have great skills there my friend.
What parts do you need to change/modify to get the 4age in?
Not alot of work involved to be honest... Bits that need to be fabricated for the swap are/were:
Gearbox mount (going to use AE86 cradle and mounts
Room for thermostat (or water relocation kit)
Prop (cut and shut escort + AE86)
Could have done it without chopping the bulkhead, but as it was all rusty,I thought to hell with it and shoved the engine back a few inches to do it all properly.
Its not been to hard at all and the fact that AE86s are the same general layout as an escort means it is quite easy to just adapt bits to fit
Man this is going to be a lovely car. that is a lovely job on the tunnel and the welding looks spot on. Fair Play,
Small update from this afternoon..Did the passenger side door bars and rear triangulation bar, also managed to cut all the tack welds off and diss-asemble to put it in the car.
Happy with how it fits, so with a bit of effort tommorow I should have the rear half welded in properly and may even get the rest all welded in by the end of Sunday
Doing passenger side
Doorbars just resting in place..
Awesome work there Ed!
Just a question, are you considering triangulating the front turrets as well? since the back end might well be nice and rigid with what you've installed it would make some sence to carry it though to the front end.
Still at university here, stuck at SKF and bored out of my skull
Least it's handy to have on the CV
yeah, front trianglates to back of strut tops and into strut brace Shes going to be super stiff!
Nice work this afternoon mate. Welding looks good as always
lovin this thread man. awesome work, keep it up.
Cheers mate.. Seeing and hearing yours screaming away got me away from the idea of dirty turbos!!
Got the rear section fettled a bit more and slotted it in. Got the rear all fully welded in now. Hopefully finish the tunnel brace and start on the front half tommorow!
got the rest of the cage and the tunnel brace in today Next job will be to make all the gussets to tie in the pillars (think BMW touring car style), then stick the front triangulation in.