Fabricate Repair Piece?

  1. keefbeef New Member

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    Just wondering how people would tackle a repair section for this? Exist metal is 2mm. Haven't cleaned it up yet.

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  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    What it is or does would help.
    As would a picture from further away for context,
     
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  3. Dcal Member

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    What is it?
    Have you a photo of the whole thing and a few dimentions?
     
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  4. mike 109444

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    looks worryingly like part of a car subframe
     
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  5. keefbeef New Member

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    Sorry, thought i said what it was. Its the hole were a subframe bush presses into. Got it from scrapyard. Subframe Looks ok, but this bit. Would never have seen this if I hadn't cut out the old bushes. Approx 100m in diameter and looks like a separate piece that is welded to the subframe.

    Was planning on getting frame dipped but for this set back.
     
  6. eddie49 Member

    When the subframe is positioned on the vehicle, is the area around this bush at a low point? It looks like water has pooled inside the subframe and caused this rot. It may have rusted and weakened from the inside out in other places too.
    Although you have now removed the bushes, could you still return it to the scrapyard for a refund or a better one?
     
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  7. Shoggi

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    Buy another sub frame possibly one already removed so you can check the overall condition and quality
     
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  8. keefbeef New Member

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    It is a low point on frame. Both have rotted.

    Would try and get another frame, but they are like hens teeth. Had to get this one shipped to me. What you see in picture would not be visible on inspection without removing bush.
     
  9. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    What car is it for?

    I’m sure someone said subframe welding is illegal
     
  10. Ton-up

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    Easiest way would be to cut out all the rotted part and get a steel bush holder machined up on a lathe and weld it in.
     
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  11. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    if its a straight round bush, can you get a piece of tube the right size and weld a couple of large "washers" over the ends, a bit like I did when mounting for the bush in the rear axle of my car had rusted though (before I welded them together.

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  12. tom 748

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    thats a piece of crap,get a new one
     
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  13. Ton-up

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    Or that what Optima said!! :thumbup:
     
  14. Dcal Member

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    I've done similar to @optima21 before and never had a problem with the mot (in NI)
    Having said that the welding looked OK and was certainly as good as what was originally done. (think I stick welded it)

    Sometimes you have to make do, but I wouldn't be happy if I paid for that lump of scrap.
    Making sure you maintain the suspension geometry is the biggest issue.
     
  15. keefbeef New Member

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    Don't laugh!! Its a Rodius. Unfortunately got it 6 months ago and don't have much come back coz of that. But will try. Going to see if I can get a cup holder off another frame and weld in. It was just a wee project I thought I would have a crack at, but starting to think maybe not the best motor to throw money at..
     
  16. Ton-up

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    The ugliest vehicle ever built!!!!!
     
  17. keefbeef New Member

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    Leave my baby alone !!!!!
     
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  18. jimbo84 Member

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    Didn’t top gear turn one into a yatch
     
  19. colnerov

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    Hi, If you got it off Ebay you have 180 days to make a claim.

    Colin
     
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  20. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    And then some!
     
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