Started by onion86, November 12, 2022, 14:11
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Quote from: Carolyn on November 12, 2022, 14:26I've seen much worse get repaired.
Quote from: Bossworld on November 12, 2022, 19:02Didn't @tricky1138 get the front sub frame or a very similar area welded in from another car?
Quote from: Topdownman on November 14, 2022, 08:29It can be hard to tell exactly where the issue is if the photos are too close up.Below is the image Andy from J spec sent me to confirm we were talking about the same piece. He sent me the whole front section to be sure I had all I needed as the bottom of the legs were bad as well as the cross member. The front cross member is only single skinned though so not surprising that if it goes, it goes.
Quote from: tricky1138 on November 14, 2022, 07:20Just seen this. Yes I did get the front subframe welded in, but mine is the bit where the steering rack and front wishbones attach too.This looks further forward, where the radiator sits. Guess it's another area that will need checking on the cars.
Quote from: Topdownman on November 14, 2022, 13:42I think that the design changed in 2004 so you need the donor car to be the right age as yours. Jspec will ask if you dont state the year of your car! I am not sure what the difference is though.
Quote from: onion86 on November 16, 2022, 11:41No joy unfortunately as it's quite a specific couple of years required, so on the waiting list for another with @J-SPEC . 2 of Andy's of the correct age were also bad and the other was cut off already - maybe that's the one you have Simon!Generally had a lot of peace of mind from the fact it's a lot more common than I knew and isn't going to cause any major concerns, as it's mostly just for rad support; despite the rust / hole on the outer side of the legs, is still pretty well intact.
Quote from: Carolyn on November 16, 2022, 13:06You could just give ther area a good wire brushing, rust convertor treatement and some paint?
Quote from: onion86 on November 16, 2022, 15:30Yeah, that was the plan in the short term, was going to grab some Kurust converter then Hammerite over, unless there are better options.
Quote from: onion86 on November 16, 2022, 15:30was going to grab some Kurust converter then Hammerite over, unless there are better options.