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Old 09-06-2014, 12:20 PM
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I ended up getting these ^^

They will be long enough (even the shorter side) for my axle and I will machine them down to required diameter.


I have also found this nice schematic of an mk2 unibody, all in separate pieces. Kind of neat for a quick view of the sizes and proportions!


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Old 09-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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Hey nice find Fred! That diagram looks awesome!

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Old 09-11-2014, 07:03 PM
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Mini little small update, I made the axle mounting shapes and drilled one hole (yes, only one lol, got a "baby interruption" event). For reference purpose, the hole drilled in one of the pieces is smaller than an M2 bolt.

I also buffed the knuckle thingies on both ends, all SDI axles have them but I just trimmed them off on the bench grinder.



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Old 09-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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Nice job on those mounts Fred!
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:18 PM
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Tonight I made a little progress, I drilled the axle mounts and mounted them temporarily:








I also modded the jaws on my bench vise to extend them so I can fold the floor pan, please ignore the complete utter mess of my bench












I think next I will be soldering the floor pan together so it is solid enough to then add the frame rails underneath, then mount front fenders and do the driveshaft tunnel. Still lots to do! But from now on I plan to do a little every thuesday night, so stay tuned

Thanks for looking!!

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:20 PM
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Ok I dont get why the pics are that big.. Same iPhone, same photobucket app, same car lol

I'll sort that out tomorrow.. Good night!
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Woohoo! Tuesday nights with the Fredster!

Gonna be here with me popcorn and beer! Lol!

Looking good buddy!

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Old 09-17-2014, 02:39 AM
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Subscribed! Looking great so far Fred!
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:23 AM
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Thanks guys!!

Here is the modification I made to the bench vise, makes it possible to fold long pieces :




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Old 09-17-2014, 06:16 AM
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Fred,

Thanks for all the great photos and descriptions.

I have just now found the thread and not read all of it yet.

How do you bend and form the frame so even and symmetric?

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Old 09-17-2014, 10:37 PM
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^ Thanks!! I used mostly the bench vise (with the lenghtened jaws) to bend the floor evenly with my fingers pressure (for the long sideways bends), and the others with a few different pairs of pliers.

The challenging part will be the frame rails on the underside of this floor.

Thanks all for looking!

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:29 PM
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Hey guys! As promised, here is Thuesday's update

It may not look like all that much but I soldered the chassis floor, and added a few reinforcements here and there, most importantly around the wheels arches to make it stronger given the many bends.

I decided I was probably not going to do the chassis rails with sheetmetal. It was already hard enough to solder simple shapes, I don't see myself soldering the origami thing I planned for

So I am using a steel piece instead, solid, about 1/8" thick, bent to shape to reinforce the thin floor. I only made one for now, and still need to make a front section, not sure how yet.I will bolt the two chassis pieces to the floor.


Ok enough talking and let's see some pics















Thanks for looking folks!!

Fred

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:42 PM
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Hey good job Fred! The flooring fits like a glove!

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Old 09-24-2014, 10:26 AM
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Thanks!! I should have taken pics without the flash and with better lighting, it looks like crap!!

The next pics will be flash-less I promise haha

Next will likely be the second frame rail, and make the front lower chassis. I will also need to add bracing so it is stiff enough, but not necessarily right now.

Once the basis of the chassis is there I will spend more time on the front struts and rear suspension, not sure which first yet.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:48 PM
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Update!

I made the second frame rail, and bolted them to the floor pan. I also made a hole for axle so it does not interfere when I do the suspension:









The space between the frame rails is exactly the space required between the two link boxes, I slit the floor where the boxes will be (dremel):






Then knocked out the pieces:



I cut the 4 link boxes and bent everything to shape:






And used the existing frame bolts to hold them, note there will be a reinforcement in front of the boxes:













So that´s it for now! I did not have time to bend and mount the second box. Also I will have to fit a bracket for the lower hole of the box, the box really only holds one link per box (the upper one).

Thanks for looking!

Fred

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