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lybker

[Project] 205 Dimma S16 Turbo Converting To 4X4

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lybker

I bought them used from spoox directly - and upon further investigation, they are actually already fairly bend, even the advert said ' mint condition ' and from undamaged car.......and they where not exactly for free.

 

Will call them up and ask if this is their usual service quality level?

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welshpug

there is a bend in the design as the outer insert is welded in straight.

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welshpug

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lybker

Please explain, I no not exactly follow?

 

What is the preferred fix ? I thought of welding in a vertical reinforcement full length from front joint to outer joint...

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petert

if you do plan to use those compbrake wishbones I would weld on some ribs to stiffen them up, I've heard of a few failures under heavy braking where they have bent, an Aussie member posted a picture of his a few years back.

It was my friend Parry. They fold up easily in that condition. I think they now have 40x10 ms flat bar, welded on edge, in order to stiffen them up.

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petert

Sorry, I was wrong. Parry has seen this and sent me a photo to post.

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lybker

Thanks for the support, I have already sheets cut to size for reinforcing the arms, so with a bit of luck, i will find time during the weekend, as I also need to extend them 50mm to accomedate the wider track.

 

After writing to spoox Motorsport, I must say they offered unparralleled service, and I will happily buy there again - big thumps up :-)

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Andy

Good news then. Have to say that my experience of Spoox is similar. They are expensive but their service both before and after sales I have found to be excellent

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lybker

Wishbones are under modification and are 50% done - so som work in progress pictures showing:

 

  • Getting straigthened - taking out the damaged they had upon reviecing them

 

  • Extended 50mm - to accomedate the wider track

 

  • Reinforced - to both protect the extension and to prevent further bending during usage

 

just missing a bit of paint,and they will look like new :-)

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cybernck

Amazing! A kind of project most of 205 owners had daydreams about, I'm sure ;)

 

Rightfully moved to Project subforum now.

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lybker

...Thanks for the praise - allways gives a warm fuzzy feeling :-) :lol:​

 

The wishones are done, lets hope they are though enough to handle any kind of punishment - next step is the fiddle to remove bump steer :-)

 

 

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dcc

I hope you trust your welds! those extensions look - special!

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lybker

haha you might be right, my luck, good looks aint everything then :-)

 

they are chamfered with full burn in and the insert has a large square area than the base material, similar to how I extended my old wishbones with similar comments. They are holding up nicely and are even cast iron, preheated to 150C prior to welding.

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calvinhorse

Dcc, go on a Beemer forum and look how they do it on E36/E30/E46 it's hideous but works

Or those 406 coupe Ferrari replicas, that's an eye opener

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lybker

Nice work!

 

What kind of coolant do you use??

 

Finally recived the coolant i ordered ages ago - for me to be able to post pictures of the bottle :-) I have been using it for a couple of years and seems to work better than regular coolant, but be aware, it is flamable!

 

great stuff, even the sticker is carbon fibre! :-P

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