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Old 07-10-2019, 04:32 PM
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Dark red interior?
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If you're going custom, might I suggest a slightly off-white interior? My wife's new 440i is stunning.
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I was told this buy a very good source this helps eliminate frontal twist


Cut the front crossmember length ways and weld in a 1/4" chrome molly plate
Reno curious about this stiffening rib (web). I see a vertical web was added and welded back to the top skin of the cross member. So the new web doesn't go to the bottom cross member skin? It doesn't appear to be welded or tacked to the bottom plate. I'm guessing that if the cross member is about 4" deep the new web is maybe 2" or 3"?
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I think it looks great.
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Originally Posted by Lotsacubes View Post
Reno curious about this stiffening rib (web). I see a vertical web was added and welded back to the top skin of the cross member. So the new web doesn't go to the bottom cross member skin? It doesn't appear to be welded or tacked to the bottom plate. I'm guessing that if the cross member is about 4" deep the new web is maybe 2" or 3"?

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Originally Posted by Lotsacubes View Post
Reno curious about this stiffening rib (web). I see a vertical web was added and welded back to the top skin of the cross member. So the new web doesn't go to the bottom cross member skin? It doesn't appear to be welded or tacked to the bottom plate. I'm guessing that if the cross member is about 4" deep the new web is maybe 2" or 3"?
That's a good question(s) - from the pic; did you also weld to the bottom plate of the cross member ? - how was that done ? - did you cut a "slot" into the bottom of the cross-member s o you could weld it from the outside ? - GV
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I've never seen better "stack of dimes" welding. Lucky you.
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That's a good question(s) - from the pic; did you also weld to the bottom plate of the cross member ? - how was that done ? - did you cut a "slot" into the bottom of the cross-member s o you could weld it from the outside ? - GV
Look at the pic above yes
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I've never seen better "stack of dimes" welding. Lucky you.
Wait till you see his tig work
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Originally Posted by reno stallion View Post
Look at the pic above yes

Thanks for clarifying; your answer to Lotsacubes question as a little confusing, (to me) - nice work on the drilled out reinforcing gussets - GV
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I didn't realize I had this pic this shows the bottom of the cross member before welding the plate in.
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Before you get to installing the engine, have your fabricator put some thought into a removable upper a-arm mount cross brace that will clear the BBC balancer and fan (even if it means adding tabs to the upper a-arm uprights before painting).
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Before you get to installing the engine, have your fabricator put some thought into a removable upper a-arm mount cross brace that will clear the BBC balancer and fan (even if it means adding tabs to the upper a-arm uprights before painting).
Yes I even just last week posted a pic of one I saw on a c2 race car and ask if it was worth doing. And I will definitely be doing that mine mite be a little cooler than the norm. I will be putting Trad on that one
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I'd like to thank everyone for the input. I'm slightly behind schedule so if I missed something that can be done quickly, before it goes to powder coat, let me know. Thanks
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OK then off to powder coat it goes
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Originally Posted by reno stallion View Post
Yes I even just last week posted a pic of one I saw on a c2 race car and ask if it was worth doing. And I will definitely be doing that mine mite be a little cooler than the norm. I will be putting Trad on that one
I purchased mine from Speed Direct....for the price, its actually a pretty nice piece but I'm sure with Trad's fab skills, he can come up with something cooler.
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Originally Posted by FLYNAVY30 View Post
I purchased mine from Speed Direct....for the price, its actually a pretty nice piece but I'm sure with Trad's fab skills, he can come up with something cooler.
He has mad skills I'm going to turn him lose
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Very very nice fabrication and welding!
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