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I dare any of you to tell me you wouldn't let this upstanding young citizen slob on your knob like corn on the cob.
Over the wk end I made this, fidley and frustrating i'm glad its done
Then after I had finished the tub I put the fixings into the frame, then marked the floor where it was going to sit and drilled the holes clamped it up and welded it in place. Still need to weld it in underneath.
I put the tub in place
I dropped the tank in, although it wont be this low when I finish, but it does look sweet
Thanks for looking
Looks spot on, good work!
I bet your finding it much better welding the new steel together? and the spit jig must be making life loads easier?
Hi, i'd like some input on how to go about my next move? Here's where i'm at
The tanks jacked up about 20mm on a couple of blocks, I dont want to rush in and make brackets / a frame and get the tank in so i'd like to have some idea's from you guys.
I'm concidering a swirl pot on the drivers side and I want to mount a battery on the NS. I'd like to make some kind of universal battery tray. The battery in the boot is on its last legs but will give me some rough dimensions, i'd like it to be adjustable so I can fit different sized batterys.
Eventually i'd like to cover the boot in minus the battery.
Thanks for comments
If you have clearance underneath then i'd be tempted to sink the battery to the same level as the tank.
I'd also run the swirl pot, pipes, pumps ect. external as its so much neater and user friendly
I would be tempted to use a small gel race battery and sink it into the floor. Try Ebay for swirl pots. Think that's were i got mine. Ull need to decide what fitting u want on urs. Top work on the tank. Kinda miss doing that stuff to the astra.
hi some champion work there , when do you think the project be ready for the road ? also where did you source your jig from ?
Last edited by mk2astraturbo; 08-03-2013 at 18:15.
if you are using a std battery I would probably sink a small tray into the floor even if just an inch (I guess exhaust runs under that part) this will give you a solid edge to then clamp up the battery and if it did leak it will trap it... to hold it down I would find a clamp from a car where it clamps on the chamfer on the bottom of the battery some lock in the gaps to stop sideways movement probably just need to go to a breakers yard and have a look around.
but as Gaz says a gel battery would be better but then they're not the cheapest...
for swirl pots have a look here demon motorsport ltd Swirl-Surge-Tanks products look good and have seen some good reviews, most likely getting my tank from them.
that looks spot on that matey! glad the tank issue is drawing to a close lol
Heres a link to the jig
ROLLOVER SPIT, JIG, Vauxhall Astra, Nova, Corsa, Viva, Cavalier, Magnum, Victor | eBay
nice matey if if there is still things to figure at least its getting there! and at least that ^^^^ stunning machine can have a heart fitted =)
Been contemplating an alloy tank recently but need a big one otherwise ill live at Shell :lol:
I don't have that rear subframe mount: mines been fabricated like this
jim is yours still rubber mounted on the front? That could cause some issues..... Standard they're rubber mounted front and rear. So yourswill be flexing up and down at the front and welded solid at the rear, could cause cracking in the weld.
MIG.....Made In Greece LOL
Hi here's today's effort
Eventually after allot of thought and faffing about doing other things, like.. Bolting the tub thing in I made last wk but before I did that I put the suspension cradle thing in place just to see if all's ok.
I'm glad to report it is
After playing about doing that I decided to make this, I haven't decided how to mount it yet, it is very heavy duty 4/5mm steel maybe slightly ott it is 175mm wide and 278mm in length and 160mm high, the battery I have in it at present is 210mm in length so it would need packing out.
It's still work in progress
Thanks for looking