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Finished up the seat welding. Should be ordering my steering wheel, quick release, and harnesses in the next week or two.







Some upside down free hand weave









Couldn't put seats in and not test them out

 

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I've been fairly busy with the car. Small quirks with my front subframe were starting to annoy me, so the only logical thing to do was start anew. Tinkering with designs I came to the conclusion that the benefits of a dry sump setup weren't worth the added weight and cost for what I intend to do with car. For better weight distribution and easier clearance for the rear sump pan I moved the engine back another four inches.



With the engine back the steering rack could stay in line with where the stock mounts would have been. Drop knuckles will be in the near future to correct any potential bumpsteer.



I boxed the control arm mounts to the engine mounts and back to main potion of the subframe. This greatly improved the rigidity of the LCA mount as whole. Taking advice on some my MIG welds, I played with techniques to gain some aesthetic appeal.





The fitment is spot on. No issues with control arm binding or alignment issues. Hopefully the added four inches of engine shift towards the middle of the car pays off when the car finally hits the scales.







And since I can't leave anything alone. Scored this for $20 bill. Stay tuned :devil:

 

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I sent him the link. He was partying for his b-day dinner last night, so he may not be alive today LOL

We are going to do the same thing, except, with a Ford Escort. Making a mid-engine, tube chassis, cutting the floor, etc. I thought of your build and told him I would send a link.

We are basically building the Group B Escort how it was intended to be built, before they gave up and left it with a front motor.
 

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I sent him the link. He was partying for his b-day dinner last night, so he may not be alive today LOL

We are going to do the same thing, except, with a Ford Escort. Making a mid-engine, tube chassis, cutting the floor, etc. I thought of your build and told him I would send a link.

We are basically building the Group B Escort how it was intended to be built, before they gave up and left it with a front motor.
Sounds like a badass project. A tube chassis at this point almost would have been cheaper lol.
 

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I'll re-phrase that, we are cutting the car up and making it tubular like you are. Floors coming out, etc.

He loves the Escort, like we love our Subies. So it's keeping the shape per say
Ahh we think on the same wave length. It's almost like a job offer is meant to be :naughty:
 

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Long overdue update, but I am indeed back...Sans premie. There's been a few bumps In the road to making the V2 rear subframe.

My roomate hired me to build a downpipe back exhaust for his MK6 gti. Midway through that my truck decides to over heat and blow its coolant all over me and the mall parking lot. An ice-clogged radiator proved to be the culprit.

My garage isn't heated so welding a bunch of pie cuts in freezing temperatures didn't sound like a good time. Thankfully I have the metal table in the dining room. I proceeded to drag my argon bottle up my back steps. It had snowed the night before and had since turned to ice. I slipped and dropped the cylinder. I had the cap on so there wasn't a ton of drama other than it glanced off the left foot. Upon further inspection it had crushed my toe nail and tore the skin off with it.





Shortly after that a wire in my TIG pedal kinked and broke. After pulling apart the entire pedal just to get to the potentiometer, I soldered in a new length of wire and got back to business. The finished product is a flat black.





Back to the rear subframe. Like the front I went simple and strong.



I utilized the factory ends right up to the lateral link mounts. I boxed all four link mounts and the ends themselves with .125 sheet. The two sides are connected via 1.5" .120 wall tube. The cover is solid bushing mounted while the front retains a factory rubber bushing.





The tubes are gusseted both vertically and horizontally with .125 sheet.







My parents got me a Brykes Racing quick release for Christmas. They're used by Ford Motorsports IMSA cars. I wanted something smaller than the traditional street car quick releases so it didn't stand out or come into contact with my knees.

 

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Ohh, I dig that! I've been bouncing around ideas on how to strengthen the rear subframe utilizing steel I have laying around.
 

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Ohh, I dig that! I've been bouncing around ideas on how to strengthen the rear subframe utilizing steel I have laying around.
I wanted to keep it as straight forward as possible. Everything is stock location and just beefed up. I can use all the adjustable links I've already made which is a plus.

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Aesthetic wise it looks kind of funky because the pinion centerline is offset in relation to the cover mounts. Functionality wise, I'm more than pleased. I wish I was closer to running to see if its going to take my abuse.
 
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