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Old 05-30-2009, 11:16 PM   #201
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Wow, your doing a great job. Better fab work than I can do. Oh well, I'm learning.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:08 AM   #202
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Wow, your doing a great job. Better fab work than I can do. Oh well, I'm learning.
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i done my first real welding with a mig a couple weeks before i started the cross member. i have done quit a bit of custom work but havent actually built any custom fab stuff. im only 22 so im just getting started with custom work. but i believe that if some one else can do it then so can i.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:05 AM   #203
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Yea, I'm only 20. I just started rebuilding/building engines (hence the 383 stroker below) a little while ago. No one takes me seriously even tho none of my engines have failed? I'm still waiting on the day a focus pop up on craigslist so I can do my v8 conversion.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:24 PM   #204
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No Motor mounts FTL Tim LOL im kiddin but it looks good why didnt you do a tubular k-member
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im going to be making enough power that blocks plates are necessary :D

i have a few reasons for the square cross member.

strength, i dont want this unibody car twisting up making 8-900hp with dr's

i dont have a bender for tubular bars

there is going to be few things mounted on this. the rack and pinion and sway bar.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #206
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front motor plates almost finished.

3/8" aluminum

b/c of the design of the ls block the passenger side can not be made the same. so i am making a bracket to attach it to the bottom of the block.

flanges will be welded on and bolted with 1/2" grade 8 bolts. i dont know if those plates will work or not. i may make them a little bigger.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:09 PM   #207
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Almost finished the tranny cross member and drivers side motor mount is finished. still need to work on the passenger side though. but the motor is off the cherry picker.

Here is the motor in the car.



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Old 06-08-2009, 12:38 AM   #208
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Making Progress.

Looking at the Square Cross member is that going to interfere with the Turbo Manifolds, and Turbos?

Your doing Solid Mounts? Or do you have a set of Poly Mounts you will modify to fit?
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God i wanna see this in person lol.
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Your doing Solid Mounts? Or do you have a set of Poly Mounts you will modify to fit?
thats what I was wondering too
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