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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #193 on: August 18, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
nice wheels , but I would after all set up remove and  get old BMW or Corvette rims with crappy tires , so when doing body work and paint they not gonna get damaged. OH BMW /Vette are 5 X 120  maybe you have dif bolt pattern

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #192 on: August 18, 2017, 05:35:05 AM »
nice wheels , but I would after all set up remove and  get old BMW or Corvette rims with crappy tires , so when doing body work and paint they not gonna get damaged. OH BMW /Vette are 5 X 120  maybe you have dif bolt pattern 

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #191 on: August 17, 2017, 09:46:15 PM »
The QA1 bearings were installed and finished up the front end everything came together nicely. ::toothy

need to order some black lug nuts


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #190 on: August 17, 2017, 09:39:44 PM »
Using 01Lambiero's design for the e brake handle bracket.

made the pieces and welded it up.  Just need a few adjustments.

Thanks 01!!

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #189 on: August 17, 2017, 09:58:42 AM »

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #188 on: August 16, 2017, 09:31:44 PM »
I'll have it ready for you :)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #187 on: August 16, 2017, 07:36:04 PM »
I'm sure you know the solution to this problem.......;)

Yes! a good solution would be to get one of your primo SV front bumpers with the grills !!!   ::toothy
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #186 on: August 16, 2017, 07:32:40 PM »
Got the QA1 bearing kit in today.

Worked on the floor pan, two objectives make the space wider to fit the seat & brake handle, and drop the floor 1.5 or so inches.

The IKR fiberglass piece was trimmed to fit closer to the inside of the door sill, which gave me about 1/2 inch

The slope from the console was reduced and it gave an additional
+1.5" or so of space.

I used weld through primer....not to happy working with this product or how the welds looked using this stuff,  but it will be covered up anyway  ::toothy

Now there is plenty of room side to side for the seat and e brake set up ;D

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #185 on: August 15, 2017, 10:04:40 PM »
I'm sure you know the solution to this problem.......;)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #184 on: August 13, 2017, 07:54:40 PM »
Sanded the front bumper to see the extent of bondo, looks to be about 1/4 to 3/8 of inch thick in places....why?  ::scratch

The other damage is a bit worse than I thought.  The big crack difficult or impossible to reach from the back side.  There are numerous other issues on this bumper.....  Not a REDO but a POS!!   888o

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #183 on: August 13, 2017, 07:39:45 PM »
REDO of the REDO on the front framing, tack welded it together.  8)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #182 on: August 13, 2017, 12:38:14 PM »
Aye, aye, Capt'n!

lol, yeah, might be a bit to much... :)  plus it could be in the way of my latching mechanism.  Have to figure it out.  Appreciate the comments, keep them coming!

Might be a REDO of a REDO   ;D

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #181 on: August 13, 2017, 11:56:46 AM »
Aye, aye, Capt'n!
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #180 on: August 13, 2017, 10:33:35 AM »
Wow that's some serious overkill on that frame!!! Remember, you don't want to make it to strong, it should absorb the impact and crumple, not transfer it to the main frame and rack the whole chassis.

 ::toothy Ramming Speed?  :LL:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjmbgZ2wZvk

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #179 on: August 12, 2017, 06:53:53 PM »
Wow that's some serious overkill on that frame!!! Remember, you don't want to make it to strong, it should absorb the impact and crumple, not transfer it to the main frame and rack the whole chassis.