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#1 Compdoc

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:34 AM

I'm building an aluminium undertray to prevent all the muck and bullets being collected by my rear valance and rotting out my new boot floor. 

I'd really like to remove these two angle brackets, but at the back of my mind I seem to think they are important for some reason and will only realise what they are, after I have chopped them off!

Any ideas?

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:42 AM

cant say I have seen them before.



#3 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:44 AM

I've seen them on subframes but I don't know why they're there.  Maybe something to do with overseas models?



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:46 AM

thinking about it I may have seen a subframe with one fitted. but not 2.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:47 AM

somthing to do with the production line jigs?



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:49 AM

I think they are for a jig fixture in production.

They do nothing other than get hung up on stuff. I cut them off.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

It's to hang a twin exhaust system.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:27 PM

i was oncew told they where for holding it while spraying or powder coating ???????



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:25 PM

My '72 has one on the drivers side only. It's for bolting the battery cable to.
I removed it from the original mowog subframe when I replaced it in 1987 and welded it to the pattern replacement. Don't think the original frame had one on the passenger side.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:44 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. Whatever they are they don't seem to do much so I think I can safely whip out the cutting disc. :thumbsup:



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:45 PM

My '72 has one on the drivers side only. It's for bolting the battery cable to.
I removed it from the original mowog subframe when I replaced it in 1987 and welded it to the pattern replacement. Don't think the original frame had one on the passenger side.

Thats what I've done with mine.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:59 PM

Don't make it a flat tray;  bring the sides up, like a U because I was supprised at how much dirt gets thrown through the frame, past the trumpets.

 

I also put louvers across the back of my Mk2 tray to give the stuff that gets in, a chance to get out.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:20 AM

I'm building an aluminium undertray to prevent all the muck and bullets being collected by my rear valance and rotting out my new boot floor. 


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That is an extremely nice underside.

 

Interesting what Deadsquare says above, are the sides brought up between the trumpets and the dampers?

 

Also, isolate the two metals when fixing the undertray to avoid potential galvanic corrosion of the aluminium.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:01 AM

 

I'm building an aluminium undertray to prevent all the muck and bullets being collected by my rear valance and rotting out my new boot floor. 


subframe.jpg

That is an extremely nice underside.

 

Interesting what Deadsquare says above, are the sides brought up between the trumpets and the dampers?

 

 

 

 

No. 

 

I thought about making additions to do that, either side of the first flat tray, but after several cardboard patterns, I realised that it would be a welding job, so Mk2 fitted inside the subframe.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:28 AM

That is an extremely nice underside.

 

Oh really ? ,,,,,,

 

Bitterly disappointed,,,,,,,

 

You've never said anything as remotely as nice as that in my ear,,,,

 

 

 

 

 

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