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post #181 of 760 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 10:02 PM
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Its structural, I doubt he would spend all that time seam welding welding the whole car just to take out the main part connecting the subframe.

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Correct me if I'm wrong... but from what I've seen lately it looks like you're basically done modifying the car - have removed basically all the extra stuff from it that's going to be removed and done the welding and such - and are getting things ready to put back together?

Or is that a bit premature. I recall you wanted to work on the bumpers a bit and do something with a belly pan... not to mention the roll cage.
I guess you can say I'm about half way there now.
I still have a few seams to weld under the hood(these are getting welded mostly for the smoothing of the engine bay), and a lot of grinding to follow.

I still need to scrape the sound deadening from the bottom of the car and in the fenderwells, and paint all that too.

I still have half the subframe connectors to do(forgot to post pics of that).
And of course the roll bar. Then the paint inside.
Also the paint under the hood.

Then(I thought I was getting done too), I have heads to do a port job on, maybe rebuild the shortblock, and reasemble the motor.

I'm on the market for a C4 tranny, and a decent stall.

Oh yeah, I still have some of the dash to finish, rewire the car.....


okay, maybe not half way there yet...

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Why don't you just cut off the whole front bumper brace/Impact Absorber crap....
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Its structural, I doubt he would spend all that time seam welding welding the whole car just to take out the main part connecting the subframe.
I have given it some thought.....I have a real good idea about removing it and replacing it with something a few pounds lighter.

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And how much **** talking do you see me do?

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85% of this is the journey. And you are on your journey.
I thought you were.....Hey, did you ever sell that 83 f150?

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I got 1 SFC done...it weighs in right at 9 lbs for 1 side....not to bad.
So, with the roll bar and SFC's I will be adding about 110 lbs back on the car.
I have hopefully removed at least that much weight this time around.
If I can find a C4, that alone will offset the weight of the sfc's and the roll bar, when compared to the C6 I run now.

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Why don't you just cut off the whole front bumper brace/Impact Absorber crap....
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Its structural, I doubt he would spend all that time seam welding welding the whole car just to take out the main part connecting the subframe.
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I have given it some thought.....I have a real good idea about removing it and replacing it with something a few pounds lighter.
I found the link I was looking for on this....

http://www.stangcrazy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3367

This is what I plan on doing.

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I probably should have explained better.... but it seems like an understanding has been met.
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that looks good, that's what i plan on doing, but i was going to use square metal. 95 "one"badbird Since you drag race the car "i guess" only have thought about making a tube k-member? i have seen the AJE k member it doesn't look too difficult to make?!someone over sccoa was making one that uses the factory lower arm and strut rod. Just a thought
Edit: And your seam welding look great i might have to do the same

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Since you drag race the car "i guess" only have thought about making a tube k-member? i have seen the AJE k member it doesn't look too difficult to make?!
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I have never heard much good about those tubular K frames... lots of fit and finish issues from what I read...
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oh boy, which part the tube k member in general or the AJE piece, which by the way im not saying get one. If one was to build a k member to there car it would fit and be as strong as one needs it. in drag racing it doesn't have to be strong on lateral load or does it? Im going to look for that pic of someone building thers
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I thought you were.....Hey, did you ever sell that 83 f150?
Yes. To someone in Splendora. Funny story I will have to tell you sometime. Maybe at the May track meet.

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oh boy, which part the tube k member in general or the AJE piece, which by the way im not saying get one. If one was to build a k member to there car it would fit and be as strong as one needs it. in drag racing it doesn't have to be strong on lateral load or does it? Im going to look for that pic of someone building thers
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I probably should have explained better.... but it seems like an understanding has been met.
is what I linked what you had in mind?

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that looks good, that's what i plan on doing, but i was going to use square metal. 95 "one"badbird Since you drag race the car "i guess" only have thought about making a tube k-member? i have seen the AJE k member it doesn't look too difficult to make?!someone over sccoa was making one that uses the factory lower arm and strut rod. Just a thought
Edit: And your seam welding look great i might have to do the same
When the guy on sccoa gets ready to make em, I'll probably get one built from him.

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Here are the SFC's.


Here is how it starts....just a square tube.



A little cut..






Then welding it...







Then the final grind before welding...




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is what I linked what you had in mind?
To a T....
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Here are the SFC's.
what's a SFC?

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I would wager that SFC's are Sub Frame Connectors
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oh ok. makes sence now.

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yeah, sub frame connectors.....they will get fully welded to the car.
The rear part of them will get an extra plate where it meets the rear subframe.

Also, where the connectors make their bend, there will be another crossbar that gets put in place as well.
Not sure if I'm going to weld that piece in, or just bolt it in...

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If you don't have a stock gas tank there is ass loads of room for SFC's...
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next time, you will lift your skirt and pull that trigger!
I certainly hope the ones on sccoa start production soon.

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Looks good!

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I dont know if its been asked but what brand welder are you using? jw

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I have 3.
But the one I've been using the most is a Mac tools brand.
Its pretty old, but gets the job done.



And some of the welding was done with this as well.


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If you don't have a stock gas tank there is ass loads of room for SFC's...
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Good deal, I cant wait to see the sfc's done. I need to do something about the ones on my car.

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