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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.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #178 on: August 12, 2017, 09:39:37 AM »
Made some progress on the frame for the front end, until my welder started bird nesting  >:(  Dont know if it needs a new liner or what..it is old.  ::toothy

The steel frame will have another section that will be just a tad lower than the fiberglass bumper, hopefully that will stop the repaired bumper from getting damaged







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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #177 on: August 12, 2017, 09:13:59 AM »
Cut the front bumper off, shout out to Murci Me for the pointers and drawings.

With the bumper off there will be some time spent fixing the cracks and scrapes as well as the sag.



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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #176 on: August 07, 2017, 06:47:30 PM »
got the revised Arruat upper strut bracket from my friend  ::toothy  So now the passenger side is installed :)

The Qa1 coil over instructions say use anti seize compound on the threads, but that seems like it will collect a lot of road dirt?

Waiting for the QA1 bearings.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #175 on: August 07, 2017, 12:48:46 PM »
Looking at the front bumper on the REDO it still has the sag.  Will have to take out some steel tubing that has been bonded to the fiber glass fender well to fix the sag.

Looked at Nickmmkk's build, Thanks for the pictures! It should help.  Is the goal to get the rockers in line with the front bumper?

Jets303 post on bumper sag fix ... photo bucket issue http://lamboclone.com/index.php?topic=151.msg1711#msg1711
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