FranzModeratorJanuary 28, 2021 at 8:52 pmPost count: 4118
We’re making an extra tall stock type jack. I found some 7/8” 4130 chromoly @ McMaster Carr to use.
I’m going to weld pins at the C pilar mounts to drop the jack on and provide bracing for the very rear of the chassis…
We’ll want to take full advantage of this storage area in the engine bay for heavy items + handling characteristics.
More gusset welding,
Torsion housing/hoop/B pilar.RustabusParticipantJanuary 29, 2021 at 11:19 amPost count: 2272
Seems like weight is the enemy? Is there anything stock that goes away like door panels?? Do you drill out holes in places you don’t need?Pat KModeratorJanuary 29, 2021 at 3:56 pmPost count: 1925
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantJanuary 29, 2021 at 7:44 pmPost count: 2272
Obviously it’s BadAss, but heavier or lighter than stock??? Sneak in a bunch of weight holes?????FranzModeratorJanuary 29, 2021 at 9:08 pmPost count: 4118
The idea is to make it stronger than stock. Maybe a little heavier where it counts. 😉
The last gussets are tacked. Welding in the morning.volksaddictParticipantJanuary 30, 2021 at 8:27 amPost count: 691
Top quality work Franz, you’ve put a lot into this one. Looks good on your resume’ 😀
KCW race car fabrication!FranzModeratorJanuary 30, 2021 at 1:23 pmPost count: 4118
I’ve definitely put a lot of energy into this one.
Currently welding the backside of the gussets against the original headliner. 🔥
Pins for the jack mounting across the engine bay. 12m x 1.5” Threads for when the hairpin clips get lost.
Center torsion housing gussets. If you were to look under the car, you would see the irs control arm pivot mounts on the backside of this section.FranzModeratorJanuary 30, 2021 at 5:23 pmPost count: 4118
All done. 1” at a time. No major fires.FranzModeratorFebruary 1, 2021 at 4:34 pmPost count: 4118
Seat belt retractor gussets. Cut out of 1/4” plate and profiled just right to fit that hole at an angle to the shoulder mount.
P2P rules do not require harnesses, we figured 3 point retractable belts will be more comfortable driving all day for 5 weeks. 😉
Getting ready to burn-in now.FranzModeratorFebruary 1, 2021 at 7:58 pmPost count: 4118
Welded! B pilar body to tube gussets finish off the major cage structure.
Next is final welding the battery mount, spare tire strap, and figuring out cargo tie downs…Probably loops on the floor to ratchet strap parts and tools, then I’m thinking 1/2” holes in various gussets to bungee strap packs and light stuff up top.
How about water?? We should figure out some handy storage. Maybe pocket type things in the kick panels for multiple water bottles. A fire extinguisher should go up front also.
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