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#1 1977Sagren

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

Good evening

 

Please assist with the following:

 

I purchased a mini body ( In South Africa we don't a lot of options for mini shells) that had the floor from the handbrake going forward to the bottom of the bulkhead including all sills and side steps plus cross member removed.All of the mentioned has been removed without any sort of bracing for support.

My question is how is it the best for me brace before putting in floors etc.Please see pic attached.

 

Thank you

 

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#2 AndyR

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:47 PM

Hmmm....with all that removed i am sure that the body has splayed.  So putting any bracing in would hold it in that wrong position.  Ideally you would want to weld in a square shaped frame that spans the door apertures and then between the A and B pillars, and a few diagonals within that "square."  

 

I would get your tape measure out and measure your subframe mounting points against the factory specs to make sure its within spec.  I would maybe weld in tubes as low as possible between the A and B pillars and then use ratchet straps to pull the shell into spec if it is out.  You could then weld in the rest afterwards to keep it in place.

 

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I would definitely go for the whole heritage floor as it fits great and will help you line and align everything up.

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:54 PM

 

Good evening

 

Please assist with the following:

 

I purchased a mini body ( In South Africa we don't a lot of options for mini shells) that had the floor from the handbrake going forward to the bottom of the bulkhead including all sills and side steps plus cross member removed.All of the mentioned has been removed without any sort of bracing for support.

My question is how is it the best for me brace before putting in floors etc.Please see pic attached.

 

Thank you

 

Was the last owner a Mr F Finstone?



#4 1977Sagren

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Hmmm....with all that removed i am sure that the body has splayed.  So putting any bracing in would hold it in that wrong position.  Ideally you would want to weld in a square shaped frame that spans the door apertures and then between the A and B pillars, and a few diagonals within that "square."  

 

I would get your tape measure out and measure your subframe mounting points against the factory specs to make sure its within spec.  I would maybe weld in tubes as low as possible between the A and B pillars and then use ratchet straps to pull the shell into spec if it is out.  You could then weld in the rest afterwards to keep it in place.

 

http://www.turbomini...ts/587197-1.gif

 

I would definitely go for the whole heritage floor as it fits great and will help you line and align everything up.

 

Andy

 

 

Thank you Andy.Will try my best.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:55 AM

 

 

Good evening

 

Please assist with the following:

 

I purchased a mini body ( In South Africa we don't a lot of options for mini shells) that had the floor from the handbrake going forward to the bottom of the bulkhead including all sills and side steps plus cross member removed.All of the mentioned has been removed without any sort of bracing for support.

My question is how is it the best for me brace before putting in floors etc.Please see pic attached.

 

Thank you

 

Was the last owner a Mr F Finstone?

 

Hi 

Homersimpson

 

I am not sure but will definelty find out and keep you informed.



#6 gazza82

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:09 PM

 

 

Good evening

 

Please assist with the following:

 

I purchased a mini body ( In South Africa we don't a lot of options for mini shells) that had the floor from the handbrake going forward to the bottom of the bulkhead including all sills and side steps plus cross member removed.All of the mentioned has been removed without any sort of bracing for support.

My question is how is it the best for me brace before putting in floors etc.Please see pic attached.

 

Thank you

 

Was the last owner a Mr F Finstone?

 

 

Did you mean F Flintstone? :gimme:



#7 1977Sagren

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

 

 

 

Good evening

 

Please assist with the following:

 

I purchased a mini body ( In South Africa we don't a lot of options for mini shells) that had the floor from the handbrake going forward to the bottom of the bulkhead including all sills and side steps plus cross member removed.All of the mentioned has been removed without any sort of bracing for support.

My question is how is it the best for me brace before putting in floors etc.Please see pic attached.

 

Thank you

 

Was the last owner a Mr F Finstone?

 

 

Did you mean F Flintstone? :gimme:

 

:D My bad good one






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