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88 cradle support bracket wanted by cam-a-lot
Started on: 09-08-2019 09:38 AM
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Report this Post09-08-2019 09:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Hello

Does anyone know who makes (or used to make) a steel "insert" that could be welded into the 88 cradle in a spot that was notorious for cracking? I used to have this piece but unfortunately sold it with my stash of parts, and now am regretting it. Can't find the original link.

Would like to purchase it if still available.

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Report this Post09-08-2019 06:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have a complete set of them that has not been installed on one of my 88s as of this date. I will look in my parts supply and see if I can tell who I purchased them from. I think that they were designed to be either welded or bolted into the proper locations.

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Report this Post09-14-2019 07:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Are you referring to this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7yBXx5CVxg

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Report this Post09-14-2019 11:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post


I enjoy challenges. I suspect this is what you're after...

Custom Cradle Stiffener for all years

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Report this Post09-15-2019 11:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

That's it! Good catch. Looks like they are out of production

I can easily make these if the original supplier is gone. Just need someone to send me a simple flat CAD drawing. I have access to laser and press brake

Does anyone still make these?

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Report this Post09-20-2019 11:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by cam-a-lot:

That's it! Good catch. Looks like they are out of production

I can easily make these if the original supplier is gone. Just need someone to send me a simple flat CAD drawing. I have access to laser and press brake

Does anyone still make these?


I'll be needing one, too. If you find out anything, or decide to produce these, will you please keep me in the loop?
Thanks!

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Report this Post09-24-2019 08:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for turbo86seClick Here to Email turbo86seSend a Private Message to turbo86seEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Me too, keep me in the loop. Probably get two sets.

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Report this Post09-24-2019 09:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pmbrunelleClick Here to Email pmbrunelleSend a Private Message to pmbrunelleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Don't forget to make sure that you have a large pair of beefy washers as well.

This thread prompted me to have a look underneath my (84-87) Fiero, where I discovered that I had installed inadequate transmission mount washers. The washers were too small, so it looked like the transmission mount nuts could potentially tear through the holes in the cradle.

From my collection of automotive treasures (or rather, junk), I found some suitable washers. After some wire wheeling, I installed them on my Fiero.





The correct washer is at least as important as the doubler; the doubler is limited in that it has large slotted holes to allow for assembly tolerances.

Only washers can have a hole that fits closely to the stud.

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Report this Post09-30-2019 11:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I finally located my box with the 88 cradle reinforcement bracket and have an address for the person who supplied me with them. This bracket has been in storage for about 7 years and I now see a small amount of surface rust on it. IIRC, you could either weld or bolt this reinforcement on. The shipper name/address is as follows but I cannot guarantee whether he is still in business or has any more stock.

Carl Clevenger
3748 Los Santos Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682





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Report this Post09-30-2019 04:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I don’t think we are supposed to post people’s actual names here ? Not sure

If you don’t need it , I can buy it for you and make a bunch more. Can make it out of stainless if people are willing to pay some extra

I have access to laser , waterjet , press brake , etc. So these parts would be a breeze

The original supplier replied to me that he no longer makes these

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Report this Post09-30-2019 04:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I don’t think we are supposed to post people’s actual names here ? Not sure

If you don’t need it , I can buy it for you and make a bunch more. Can make it out of stainless if people are willing to pay some extra

I have access to laser , waterjet , press brake , etc. So these parts would be a breeze

The original supplier replied to me that he no longer makes these

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Report this Post09-30-2019 07:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pmbrunelleClick Here to Email pmbrunelleSend a Private Message to pmbrunelleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by cam-a-lot:
Can make it out of stainless if people are willing to pay some extra


I'd suggest carbon steel only... less chances of people having problems with welding dissimilar metals.

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Originally posted by cam-a-lot:

I don’t think we are supposed to post people’s actual names here ? Not sure

If you don’t need it , I can buy it for you and make a bunch more. Can make it out of stainless if people are willing to pay some extra

I have access to laser , waterjet , press brake , etc. So these parts would be a breeze

The original supplier replied to me that he no longer makes these


I'd be open to buy 2 if reproduced. Keep me posted...

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Report this Post10-01-2019 05:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

PM sent

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Report this Post10-01-2019 08:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CrasianClick Here to Email CrasianSend a Private Message to CrasianEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Heck yeah! I would buy one, maybe even two if I feel like doing both cars.

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Report this Post10-21-2019 04:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yamaha94Click Here to Email yamaha94Send a Private Message to yamaha94Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Hi Everyone, I will be re-producing a variation this bracket shortly. If you have any interest what-so-ever send me a PM. I have a close friend who has been making custom machined products like this for over 15+ years and has the facilities to make them. We will do a good job. I will start with a small batch and make them available shortly. ETA for production at the latest will be within 2 weeks. Again, send me a PM if you want one.

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Report this Post10-21-2019 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for LunaticClick Here to Email LunaticSend a Private Message to LunaticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Pete,

When I had your cradle here, I welded the piece in place. However, before I did that, I made a CAD drawing of it. I think I also made a drawing of the bends as well. I'll take a look. Send me a message or text.

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Report this Post10-21-2019 10:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cam-a-lotSend a Private Message to cam-a-lotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks Shayne

If someone else is going to make them, then I won't bother since I have a lot of other things to do with my spare time... so let's wait and see. I do have access to lots of machine tools, so it would not be an issue to make.

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Report this Post11-07-2019 10:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yamaha94Click Here to Email yamaha94Send a Private Message to yamaha94Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Hi Everyone, the bracket is now in production! thank you for the 10 people who are in the queue. A picture will be posted once the product has been made and we are satisfied with it.

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Report this Post11-11-2019 08:11 AM Click Here to See the Profile for turbo86seClick Here to Email turbo86seSend a Private Message to turbo86seEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Put me down for one!

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