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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #122 on: April 10, 2016, 07:51:06 PM »
Now that the mounts were off of the chassis but still tied together by the tube steel. I put the mounts on the the trailing arms with the factory bolts and used a few Jacks to lift the mounts up to the right hight and angle. This took a little bit of messing around. Once I got everything right and regulator checked the angles and cross measurements I tacked some temporary bracing in to keep it all in place. Now I just have to tie them into the frame rails with new steel.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #121 on: April 10, 2016, 07:46:21 PM »
I started by taking measurements and checked some angled with an angle finder. Then I drilled out all of the spot welds on the mounts. Next I welded a piece of tube steel from mount to mount, to tie them together. Then I welded pieces of angle iron to the Frame 10.5" back from the top of the mount as a reference for moving them back. After that I chided of the mounts that were now just held on basically by seam sealer.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #120 on: April 10, 2016, 07:41:11 PM »
Got some more time in on the car this weekend. I got the last piece  of the rear suspension sorted. The rear torsion bar mounts needed to be moved back 10.5 inches now that the shock towers and crossmember moved back. They way extreme does this is by extending the torsion bars. But it is not a straight shot any more after the move so they extend them but they have a bend to them to hit the factory mount. I didn't really think that was a great idea. So I decided to move my mounts back. It was a little tricky but it worked out.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #119 on: April 08, 2016, 11:54:19 AM »
Thanks Pedro!
I am super excited to finally have time to dedicate to the building the car.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #118 on: April 08, 2016, 10:28:14 AM »
darn dude, you really kicked a$$ with all this progress, I am so happy that you are keeping at it!  ::beers
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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #117 on: April 06, 2016, 12:00:31 PM »
I had the bottom hole of the nut chamfered to help guide the nut into the thread. This is also the purpose of the piece of tube incorporated in the mount. Right now everything is just tacked. It will all get welded out and tied into the bottom and sides of the frame rail.  Just wanted to detail how I am doing this for anyone else wanting to use an MR2 as donor. It was hard to find the info on how to do the rear stretch on the MR2 so I am trying to reverse engineer what they did from reading build threads and looking at pictures on extreme ownersclub.com.  One thing I can say to anyone thinking about going this route, it is probably easier the leave the factory shock towers and build new ones off of them. It was much more complicated to do it the way I did.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #116 on: April 06, 2016, 11:45:30 AM »
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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #115 on: April 06, 2016, 11:40:03 AM »
You can only use the rear cross member bolts for this arrangement. The front bolts are too long

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #114 on: April 06, 2016, 11:30:18 AM »
Here are some shots of how I went about mounting the crossmember in its new location.
I took a lot of digging to find out how extreme accomplished this. However I was disappointed to see they just welded nuts inside the frame rail. I wanted to make it more structural. So I kind of copied what toyota did. I had weld nuts machined with weld gaps. Then bought new mounting bolts from toyota.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #113 on: April 06, 2016, 10:38:28 AM »
Thanks Bud ::thumbup

I still have a lot of updating and pictures for my build thread just been super busy.
Im gonna shoot you a PM. Need to talk to you about some parts.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #112 on: April 06, 2016, 10:11:15 AM »
Looking really good Mike! Lots of progress!!!  ::bounce
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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2016, 11:21:18 AM »
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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2016, 11:17:19 AM »
Finally making some good progress on the car! I am loosely following the methods of extreme for executing my rear stretch. However I am doing things a little differently. Instead of retaining the original shock towers I decided to move the original shock towers back. I didn't really like the idea of having 4 sets of shock towers in the engine bay.  Also by doing this, I was able to create more space for airflow and packaging components around the engine. This weekend I got the garage straightened up and loosely mounted my body to start planning the tube frame and other various fabricated items. The body is still sitting a little high on the chassis, as I have to trim a few things here and there.

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Re: Mike's LP 670 build
« Reply #108 on: February 16, 2016, 05:41:12 PM »
The rear chassi jig is now complete. Just need to build new shock towers and tube frame everything together.