More subframe

So to limit the amount of oil pan that has to be cut we are going to mount the steering rack as tight as possible. We are using a 2.7 turn Z3 rack and moved the lines to the top/front of the rack rather than the front. As seen here.

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To mount the rack tight as possible the subframe is also the mounting spot. This started as 2″ – 0.25 wall box and was cut down into a C. A few spots had to be notched out to make it all fit around the rack. This was cut witha plasma and still needs to be cleaned up a little.

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Bolted to the jig

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Starting to connect the dots
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Trimmed down and more pieces tacked in.
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Out of the jig
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In the car
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About how much will need to be trimmed from the pan.

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Now this subframe is FAR from done. It will get a lot more reinforcements but we are still at the, “lets make it all fit” stage.

 

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