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New bumper/crossmember thing...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Had to build this new front bumper/crossmember pretty much out of neccesity.
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    Last couple weekends I've been out "testing" to try to be ready to make it to a club run next month. It's flexy enough that without having a bumper up front, two things happened, the fan hits the the fan shroud, and the welds holding the engine crossmember on were cracked and failing...within 2 very very mild runs. So I cut off the ends off the frame and welded the box tube in there. That and a couple other little gussets should take care of that issue. I think thats gonna make a good spot to mount a winch too.

    Heres a shot showing my approach angle-
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    Not to bad for leaf springs I think. I could move the axle forward another 1", for a total of 3", with some zero rates and improve that even more.

    Sure wish I had a taller shop door-:crazy:
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    Goin for another "test run" in the moring. Working the bugs out. :grin:
     
  2. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    hey that looks just like my thingy:D


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  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Hey! We have twin thingys! :yikes::yikes::yikes::haha::haha::haha:
     

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