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First UK Choptop by northeastfiero
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Report this Post09-02-2012 01:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got the cradle all fully welded up and made up the suspension mounts still got the trailing arm mount to make.
One for the tech guys, do you think I need any triangular gussets in any of the areas for greater strength.


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One for the tech guys, do you think I need any triangular gussets in any of the areas for greater strength.



I would... small gussets are not going to add a lot of weight but will significantly increase the stiffness and strength.

That looks great by the way.
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add some triangular gussets to the suspension mounting points for added strenght as for the rest just put one on each side of the crossbar going to the front mounting point
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need more input aka update please
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Report this Post09-15-2012 12:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Been busy with work so not too much progresss.

Test fitting the engine on the new engine cradle the axles are 11 degrees out hopefully that should be ok still have to make the trailing arm brackets.



Started to clean up the engine bay with some aluminium plate

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angle looks much better should be ok now keep it up looking forward to more progress
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Is there progress
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updates please
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Report this Post05-27-2013 03:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
First time this year I have had some spare time to actually do some work. I have built a new sub frame that now gets the axles inline and also increases the track by 3 inches per side. Just tack welded at the moment let me know your thoughts.





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It takes real guts to take your baby and cut it up like that. Bravo!!! And I almost choked on my coffee when I saw that BMW V-12 going in there! Amazing! I can't wait to see the finished project. Videos, dyno number and power-to-weight ratios, please!
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that looks great. i have similar plans for the bmw v12. i love the orange you picked for the motor too, looks gorgeous.

good call on the efi system, ive heard nightmares piecing together parts of the BMW engine management,either use the engine BMW electrical harness, or avoid it completely. I even heard someone changed their headlight bulbs in their 740il, and because the resistance was different in the electrical system the v12idle parameters were off and he had all sorts of gremlins in the car after that one change.

what audi trans axle are you using/what car is it from? how much length did you add to the engine compartment to create the extra room you needed? beautiful work, itll be worth every minute and penny in the end. definitely something to be proud of. im definitely subscribing to see your progress.

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Got the sub frame welded up tonight just needs a few bits to finish it off. Cut off the back end of the car ready to build up the new chassis rails.



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Forgive me if you already answered this question, but are you planning to do a rebody, or just a stretched Fiero body?
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Forgive me if you already answered this question, but are you planning to do a rebody, or just a stretched Fiero body?


I plan to modify the original body with a few extra features.

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Got quite a bit done today, Created the new rear framework of the car and test fitted the engine to see how it all fits together.



Plenty of space around the engine





Axles now line up a lot better than before.

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Got some more work done on the suspension today still needs a bit more work to get it totally right. Any comments, criticism or suggestions more than welcome.

Carl



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Northeast,

I need to come by and see your work! I have been stationed at RAF Mildenhall and would love to see this one in person!

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The 16V Mini guy's use those v8 mounts a lot, been finding they'll debond if used like that. At a 45 degree angle they're holding up fine though.
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Got quite a bit done today, Created the new rear framework of the car and test fitted the engine to see how it all fits together.



Plenty of space around the engine





Axles now line up a lot better than before.



you can eliminate the struts all together if you make up upper control arms and use coil overs on each side of the lower suspemnison mounting boint the jag coil overs will work great
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you can eliminate the struts all together if you make up upper control arms and use coil overs on each side of the lower suspemnison mounting boint the jag coil overs will work great


Hi, I thought about doing something like that but I don`t think I could do it without a bit of help. Any chance you could give me a few pointers towards what I need.

Thanks Carl
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Are you suggesting something like this, I think this would work with my setup quite well.

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Are you suggesting something like this, I think this would work with my setup quite well.





similar but you whould have the coil overs where the yellow lines are on each side of the lower control arm
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Are you suggesting something like this, I think this would work with my setup quite well.




similar but you would place the coil overs where the yellow lines are on each side of the lower arms 2 per side
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Report this Post06-08-2013 07:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northeastfieroClick Here to Email northeastfieroSend a Private Message to northeastfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Working on the new suspension setup so only a pic of the new wheels and tyres for now.



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Is there any updates???
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Yes there is a different thread.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/092051.html

I should have an update for that in the next week.
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