First off, don't plan on building a race car! Just a summer run around to go to events and the odd drive here and there when its nice and sunny! (so in other words, twice a year )
Fitting a 1 piece removable fiberglass front for the time being (old front got a bit dinged up to say the least ) ongoing on the road project and will probably go back to a steel front in the distant future... but not getting a professional respray untill ALL the rust is gone (so again, probably never )
But for the time being this summer, hoping this ought to do the job!
Just given it a skim of filler to smooth out the small imperfections, so needs a bit of sanding! but otherwise i'd consider it done!
Main question is - Is it strong enough?!
Mostly made from 2mm steel, PLENTY of plug welds. The area the brace bar bracket is welded to is around 4mm thick if you include the crossmember and the old section of the wing support. brace bar bracket is made from 2mm steel, with some support top and bottom (hole for water drainage).
Crossmember was boxed off with 2mm steel (long enough to drill the shock bracket holes in) and then a piece of 1mm plate the same size welded over, with plenty of plug welds again! and the rest of the wing made from 1mm steel.
All in all seems pretty solid..
Seen the same sort of set up on other minis, just never known how thick they make it all.
All thoughts appreciated! sorry for the long post
Edit: Please no talk of IVA test!
Edited by Magic jason, 14 March 2018 - 03:18 AM.