new subframe

Well the subframe from before was a bust…. The z3 steering rack was wanting to be in the same spot as the header. So we start again.

The engine about in it’s final location
[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tXBROC1vuSA/U3bGfeSzjLI/AAAAAAAALTo/zEN4caLuEt4/s640/IMAGE_1679.jpeg[/img]

This is the e30 m3 rack rotated slightly down to clear the header.
[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dUOH16hF8vY/U3avcGmThdI/AAAAAAAALRs/MKov15ao6Wk/s640/IMAGE_1664.jpeg[/img]

[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-exLQptukmPE/U3avjFA4AUI/AAAAAAAALSE/CSjmFYoSdbA/s640/IMAGE_1667.jpeg[/img]

Rack in it’s new home in the subframe jig.
[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qEWmTV8WqU0/U3avmIGbT3I/AAAAAAAALSM/NQeuuhtHnxo/s640/IMAGE_1668.jpeg[/img]

Bending a piece to connect the dots
[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qfIk8nQLCCM/U3av6UK16pI/AAAAAAAALTE/4e81jSI80xM/s640/IMAGE_1675.jpeg[/img]

[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-49gniJthy4U/U3av9P6u4uI/AAAAAAAALTM/wyvh8MZmAWQ/s640/IMAGE_1676.jpeg[/img]

Trimmed down and tacked together
[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tXBROC1vuSA/U3bGfeSzjLI/AAAAAAAALTo/zEN4caLuEt4/s640/IMAGE_1679.jpeg[/img]

Testing and ears for rack
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[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w27RF68gfck/U3lQdttAz7I/AAAAAAAALUo/l6-sgi-R2aI/s640/IMAGE_1686.jpeg[/img]

Boxing it in

You can see a piece of bent plate going under the pan here. This piece was fun to make.
[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dPQKFVCe2IM/U3lQneGC-PI/AAAAAAAALVc/dMAmOq6VUms/s640/IMAGE_1692.jpeg[/img]
[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ra4toxXEXFI/U3lQpFdmVxI/AAAAAAAALVk/ThLCDQ5Hll0/s640/IMAGE_1693.jpeg[/img]

Tacked together
[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2Gf_rD4JhY8/U3lQuDb1GoI/AAAAAAAALV8/B6aqpW61QZU/s640/IMAGE_1696.jpeg[/img]

Clearance to the pan…around 1/8-1/4″
[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ewSEZyWEwFA/U3lQxuAHmZI/AAAAAAAALWM/cAjAby6dHzE/s640/IMAGE_1698.jpeg[/img]

Out of the car
[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z9OIbOWiEsg/U3lQ6-wmXnI/AAAAAAAALWs/vrwxTmISq5M/s640/IMAGE_1702.jpeg[/img]

I really like how this part came out. Some little open holes still.
Before (opposite side of after pic)
[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IdbJopPT55E/U3lQ-qOk_BI/AAAAAAAALW8/bAykradKEV4/s640/IMAGE_1704.jpeg[/img]

After
[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tOvg1vxvPTQ/U3lQ8ra6QII/AAAAAAAALW0/H9aDiU5hhbs/s640/IMAGE_1703.jpeg[/img]

Still more cleanup needed.
[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7KRCF2at1oo/U3lREf-6_lI/AAAAAAAALXE/jMmlEowIe8E/s640/IMAGE_1705.jpeg[/img]

Entire thing before welding…
[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ro3jB8k9kcY/U3lRGo-iCDI/AAAAAAAALXY/HK3xYH-R_K4/s640/IMAGE_1706.jpeg[/img]

 

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