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Post  Steve G on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:12 pm

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:25 am

I'd guess the frames were jig-built so a misalignment in manufacture is, to say the least, unlikely.  Maybe there was a front-end shunt with the subframe taking most of the damage - this happened to me once, hence my Mk1's non-standard front. However as there doesn't seem to be any sign of repairs, the bolts holding the FSF to the chassis front would need to have been insecure or missing at the time. Just speculation.
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Post  SUMB on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:43 am

I was wondering it it was originally built for single bolt mounts only and then fitted with a twin bolt subframe at a later date?
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Post  Steve G on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:32 pm

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Post  nhazelwood on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:00 pm

Hi Steve,

Looks like it's been round Stourport a bit fast in the past !!!!!

Walle's original subframe top mounts had a bow to them looking from the front of the car.

This is an early photo, when the Astra engine went in the first time....
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Passenger side has quite a pronounced slope too it.

A bit over-zealous offroading is the likely reason, i ended up fitting adjustable bottom arms to try & correct the geometry...(part my fault as i removed too much of the subframe, before i reinforced it.....resulting in a distorted subframe  Embarassed  )

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Post  Steve G on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:30 pm

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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:47 pm

Not at all Steve,  it's great to see another enthusiastic Scamper.  

Look forward to seeing the completed car.
(and keep asking the questions) :-)
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Post  SUMB on Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:47 pm

Been looking at one of your photos on the other post running and I would say by the look of the welds that at least the passenger side tower mount has been rewelded or replaced at some time.
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Post  Steve G on Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:12 pm

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Post  SUMB on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:01 am

Steve G wrote:Is that the view from underneath ?

I wondered if it had cracked and just has a quick bodge done on it. All of the chassis seems to have red oxide , then some grey primer and and then whtever colour the top coat is, there is even some red oxide in the bad looking weld.

It's very difficult to tell whats gone on really, I think it's safe to say something has though !


Don't think the paint is the tell-tale necessarily - but the welds that I can see on that tower mount shout that something has gone off.

Check the other side too and also look for signs of welds being ground down.
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