Braces

Started by Carolyn, September 24, 2019, 08:46

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Carolyn

Just to say, I'm gauging interest in another batch (6) of front braces, and a batch (6) of our version of a TTE ('Matt') under brace.

If anyone has an interest, please say so here.  Also say which one you're interested in.



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1979scotte

TTE brace please.
Mine has seen better days.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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Petrus

Not interested but chapeau for the initiative!!!

igla

Awesome, I want both.

shnazzle

TTE brace please. Mind is well past best as well.
...neutiquam erro.

househead

Interested in both of these projects!
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steveash

Would be very keen on completing the set with an under brace.

J88TEO

Hi,
I have a 2004 mk3 so am interested in both.
Thanks.

igla

Hello, what's up with these, do we have enough potential stiffeners? :)

Carolyn

Quote from: igla on October 17, 2019, 18:12Hello, what's up with these, do we have enough potential stiffeners? :)

Very nearly.... please don't forget this is not exactly a business!  I do them in batches to keep costs down.

I'm planning on making the under-brace out of 20x40 steel box section..  I now have to price it up and check availability of stock.

Then I'll put a price out there and you guys cab decide if that's going to be ok.

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Carolyn

Ok.  Jig built.  Prices for materials and powder coat and.... obtained.

The price is: £150 including a £10 donation to the club.

Please let me know if that's OK and you want to go ahead at that price.

They will be made from 20mm x 40mm box section steel.  With a better central reinforcing structure than the TTE/Matt brace version.
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househead

@Carolyn Will the mid braces fit in addition to a Corky/Snelbaard breastplate? I know I asked this question before with regard to the Matt/TTE brace but as yours won't be a completely direct copy I thought it might be worth confirming.
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shnazzle

It's a go from me!
...neutiquam erro.

Carolyn

Quote from: househead on October 22, 2019, 13:32@Carolyn Will the mid braces fit in addition to a Corky/Snelbaard breastplate? I know I asked this question before with regard to the Matt/TTE brace but as yours won't be a completely direct copy I thought it might be worth confirming.
Should not be an issue as they it will be the same depth as the TTE
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Carolyn

I've ordered and paid for the steel and other bits needed.

I do hope all of you who said you want one still do!
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shnazzle

Quote from: Carolyn on October 22, 2019, 17:47I've ordered and paid for the steel and other bits needed.

I do hope all of you who said you want one still do!
I'm not going to let you down am I? 

I know that consequences :)
...neutiquam erro.

Snelbaard

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Dift

Carolyn,do you have a link for the front brace? Is this a strut brace or underbody?

Carolyn

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Quote from: Dift on October 22, 2019, 19:20Carolyn,do you have a link for the front brace? Is this a strut brace or underbody?

This is an underbody brace.  I need a little more interest to do another batch of strut braces.

Link for strut brace:

https://www.mr2roc.org/forum/index.php?topic=67481.75
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Carolyn

Quote from: Carolyn on October 22, 2019, 13:40
Quote from: househead on October 22, 2019, 13:32@Carolyn Will the mid braces fit in addition to a Corky/Snelbaard breastplate? I know I asked this question before with regard to the Matt/TTE brace but as yours won't be a completely direct copy I thought it might be worth confirming.
Should not be an issue as they it will be the same depth as the TTE

I am going to get dimensions from Snelbaard for his breastplate, map it out om my jig and find out about compatibility for sure.  I'll let you know.
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Petrus

Quote from: Carolyn on October 23, 2019, 09:02I am going to get dimensions from Snelbaard for his breastplate, map it out om my jig and find out about compatibility for sure. 

I am in awe.
Chapeau!!

Seriously; the coöperation on this club (of which this is a cool example) really is .... well, níce.
Thank you for this cheerful ´start´ of the day. Between brackets because that was at 06.15 but just had my first coffee of the day so my brain is getting the message too.

Carolyn

Many thanks to Boris for sending dimensions.

It will be 'snug' but it is all compatible.

Might as well all pull in the same direction!
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househead

Excellent news @Carolyn

And great work by yourself and Boris for providing top quality braces for us all to enjoy
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Carolyn

#23
Well.... To be SURE.

I put the car up on the ramp and re-installed the Mattbrace.

As things stand they are not compatible.  Either the reinforcing strips on the Breastplate would have to be notched or the new underbrace wound have to be packed to sit lower, less than ideal as the brace is already the lowest point of the car.  I don't think removing sections of the breastplate reinforcement would have a major effect on its rigidity.  I could also supply packing plates for the underbrace to give clearance, but it will then be sitting 10mm below the chassis rails.

Bugger.
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househead

Another 10mm lower would def be a problem for me. I get the odd scrape as it is (30mm lowered springs).

Would still be interested in the front lower brace for sure.
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