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Old 03-14-2021, 06:45 AM   #295
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I have been working on the front cross-member this week.

Starting off with a single tube that joins the existing lower control arm mounts. This tube needed to drop down to a specific height and it was incredibly difficult to make but turned out perfect.



There will be a second tube coming from further back which picks up some existing chassis mounts. I made these sections for joining that tube to the chassis.





I then decided to fabricate my shock mounts as they are sharing the same space as the first cross tube and their position can't be moved.



They are just tacked in place for now. I will box them in a bit for added strength at a later date.



I decided to test fit the shocks too



Looks pretty cool with the inboard suspension

I've tacked the first cross tube in place too to make sure it doesn't move around whilst I'm making up the rest of the tubes.

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Really putting that new TIG to work. It's really coming together now.


Edit: I see you got the TIG finger lol. Good stuff.
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Mega update time!

I have been very busy working on the car.

First off, the dry sump pan is all done. Since my last post I added all the weld-on bungs required. 2 scavenge stage bungs which accept a -12 AN fitting with mesh filter screen and the -10 AN turbo drain.







turbo oil drain



These are actually M4 Rivnuts that I flash tacked on with the Tig. I needed something to hold down the small windage tray I made.



This is the finished pan, it has been painted with engine enamel which has been baked in the oven for an hour.







I'm very happy with how good it turned out and it cost me very little money to make.
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Next up was the continued work on the front crossmember.

I notched out a bunch of tubes and tack welded them in place on the car before removing it so I could weld it all together with the comfort of my work bench.

To do this without everything moving I had to build a jig.



It came together quickly with the hot glue gun (Mig)





Before welding the crossmember together I had to finish of the shock mounts. I had to fully weld them to the tube and then add some gussets using CAD.





The gusset also joins them to the main cross-tube to stiffen the mounts up some more



and then it was just a whole lot of welding





one of my better welds



and here it is all done on the car



With that finished I have something to build my engine mounts onto. Next job will be putting the engine into its final position and building the mounts.
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:42 AM   #299
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Awesome work! The pan looks like it came out great.
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