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 Post subject: Re: 1800S Front Crossmember Repair.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:09 am 
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Nice work, Craig!

I was going to ask how you get paint or something into the areas that are capped off now, such as the control arm cap, to protect it from rusting inside out, but maybe powder coating can get in there? Or does it not typically matter anyway?

Also, just wanted to point out that you likely won't die from having a blown shock attachment up there, you'll just have a "blown shock", aka, none, and some clunking noises. The car will still stay up because the spring is still seated properly, right?

LOOKS GOOD! Someone cross posted this in the local forums because it was such good stuff. =D>

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 Post subject: Re: 1800S Front Crossmember Repair.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:42 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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KLR142 wrote:
Nice work, Craig!

I was going to ask how you get paint or something into the areas that are capped off now, such as the control arm cap, to protect it from rusting inside out, but maybe powder coating can get in there? Or does it not typically matter anyway?

Also, just wanted to point out that you likely won't die from having a blown shock attachment up there, you'll just have a "blown shock", aka, none, and some clunking noises. The car will still stay up because the spring is still seated properly, right?

LOOKS GOOD! Someone cross posted this in the local forums because it was such good stuff. =D>



The capped LCA mount area is TIG welded all the way around - it's about as sealed as you can get. There is no way to get powder in there, but there is no way to get anything else in there either. At 1/8" thick - it will out live me in any event.

I know you won't die from the shock condition (it would be a bouncy ride though) but the way some repairs go on these cars, it's better to assume that fatigued metal is replaced, not re-welded. I've seen some scary stuff with lower control arms cracking under the stress of the larger bar.

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 Post subject: Re: 1800S Front Crossmember Repair.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Right on, good deal!

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 Post subject: Re: 1800S Front Crossmember Repair.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:10 pm 
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Hi Craig.
I’ll be rebuilding my 1800 crossmember and it would be a big help if I could see the pictures. If it’s not too much trouble, and you still have them, could you repost them, or send them to me?
Thanks.

Craig.


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 Post subject: Re: 1800S Front Crossmember Repair.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:02 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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This is where I started.

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This is where we ended.

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I did cut all that nonsense metal out and replace all the fatigued stuff. Post what you have. I have to look up the other image.

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 Post subject: Re: 1800S Front Crossmember Repair.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:05 am 
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I’m expecting early next week a used replacement and will post up the photos once I get it disassembled. I plan on stripping it then having the weak points welded. Thx.


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