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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2017, 03:23:34 PM »
test fit, then weld.  Had to use a come along to pull the frame in as it was off about 1/2 bolt.  The rear of the car has no support beam to hold it in place.  One will have to be added.   


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2017, 03:20:37 PM »
mocked it up

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2017, 03:19:32 PM »
the original cradle in the car.  Pretty ugly!!

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 11:08:03 PM »
Good point.  Stretching the cradle will give you more room for exhaust and such.  Looking good.
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 10:43:43 AM »
Why did you choose to cut the cradle rather than to repair/replace the front mounting cradle crossbar? ::scratch

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Thanks for the comment, something to think about for sure.  The car had that set up and was working fine.  I just feel the bar is in the way.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 10:40:26 AM »
Here's a link to my Aventador build thread.  Built on an '88 Fiero.  My stretch is documented about halfway down the first page.  Hopefully that shows you everything you need to do.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/134807.html
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Thanks !! I took a look and printed out the photo for a reference point, will be useful Saturday. ::thumbup

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2017, 10:25:04 AM »
Why did you choose to cut the cradle rather than to repair/replace the front mounting cradle crossbar? ::scratch

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 10:00:49 PM »
As far as I can tell you cut and stretch it here?


Here's a link to my Aventador build thread.  Built on an '88 Fiero.  My stretch is documented about halfway down the first page.  Hopefully that shows you everything you need to do.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/134807.html

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 09:47:04 PM »
Boy I love those wheels, I wish I would have bought one of those sets when they were available.

It's great when you get parts in, it means you can get stuff done.

thanks !! I had the rims before I even had a car :) lol.  just got the rubber last month

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 09:39:16 PM »
Boy I love those wheels, I wish I would have bought one of those sets when they were available.

It's great when you get parts in, it means you can get stuff done.
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 09:16:34 PM »
As far as I can tell you cut and stretch it here?

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 09:15:18 PM »
Now to stretch the nice 88 cradle hopefully Saturday as I will need some time to get this done... correctly :)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 09:09:30 PM »
Got the 3800 swap brackets for the trans and engine in the mail today from FeiroRog over at Pennocks.  Also bought the brackets to relocate the alternator to the power steering pump location from him as well.


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 09:10:49 AM »
I can see you are already making it much better,  what a difference a little paint does.  What are your plans for body color and wheels?

Thanks Pedro, here is a picture of the wheels on the car. I will be upgrading to 13" rotors and wide track all the way around.   I have a few colors in mind but will figure that out later...much later :)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 09:56:10 PM »
I can see you are already making it much better,  what a difference a little paint does.  What are your plans for body color and wheels?
Pedro