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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by 1bhp » Sat May 19, 2018 12:03 pm

ron wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 5:30 am
Also heard from Ed yesterday, Bobbo. Glad to hear he is on the mend.
Hi Ron,
Would like to order a kit. I can't PM yet, can you PM me and I'll provide details etc.

cheers. B
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by 1bhp » Wed May 23, 2018 8:17 pm

Hi Ron,
Just checking you got my previous message, I'd be interested in a kit if you're placing an order or have spare. thanks. Ben
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by ron » Wed May 23, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi Ben,

Pls. send details to [email protected]

Thanks

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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by brickwhite » Thu May 24, 2018 6:00 pm

I am in need of one also. Email sent.
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by sideshowbob » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:02 pm

I have bought one of these reinforcement units. However overall diameter of the unit when I came to have it fitted was too big to go through the hole in the subframe.

I suggested to my mechanic that he should drill out the hole in the subframe but he would not do it, as he was worried about the stuctural integrity of the cross member.

I am not talking about a few thou of an inch but 1- 1.5 mm, which seems a lot seeing as the unit should be ' drifted' into place with friction fit.

Have solved problem temporarily with additional welding to original bracket.

Anyone else experienced this problem.
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by Bhart » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:44 am

I bought mine two years ago and just got around to installing it last week. Piece of cake - removed the old mounting bolt, tapped the threaded metal reinforcement device into place from below (fit nice & snug) put some Never Seize on the bolt and tightened it down. Will get someone to give it a tack or two of weld at some point, just to be sure.

Great, simple reinforcement.
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by nick88highline » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:08 pm

sideshowbob wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:02 pm
I have bought one of these reinforcement units. However whall diameter of thevunitvwen I came to have it fitted the overall diameter was too big to go through the hole in the subframe.

I suggested to my mechanic that he should drill out the hole in the subframe but he would not do it, as he was worried about the sructural integrity of the cross member.

I am not talking about a few thou of an inch but 1- 1.5 mm, which seems a lot seeing as the unit should be ' drifted' into place with friction fit.

Have solved problem temporarily with additional welding to original bracket.

Anyoneelse experienced this problem.
I had to file off the paint around the whole but naturally it's a tight fit. Maybe your subframe has a thicker coating of paint on it? Or perhaps your mechanic already cleared the paint off (as he would have to for welding) and there is some other issue like distortion of the hole caused by someone jacking up on the subframe? Either way, 1mm does not sound a lot and as you are welding this in place (which you really must do) I can't see an issue, the car will not fall in half if you take that much off. :lol:
I actually modified mine by drilling out the threads which allowed a nut and bolt to be used. I could then torque the nut from below the subframe, rather than trying to torque the bolt from above with the exhaust manifold in the way. Obviously I have a right hand drive car, which I suspect you do as well.
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by sideshowbob » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 pm

The hole was cleaned and prepped for putting the bush into place, but the discrepancy in diameter was far greater than a tight fit, and also a bit more than knocking it into place with a hammer.

We gave it a miss as we were not prepared to start using that amount of force !!
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by tmoretta » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:57 pm

I have e-mailed Ed about his subframe fix - no response yet. Anyone else making it?

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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by baders » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:48 pm

tmoretta if you're after one then I have a spare. I got a second one from Ron after the first was lost in the post, which then turned up much later (AusPost :twisted: ). Let me know if you want it and I will send it postage cost only.
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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by tmoretta » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 pm

Yes, I could use it. What would post cost to Connecticut U.S.A. 06365? Would you take PayPal?

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Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Post by baders » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:05 am

tmoretta wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Yes, I could use it. What would post cost to Connecticut U.S.A. 06365? Would you take PayPal?
Paypal is fine. PM me your details and I will find out cost of postage and reply.
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