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Offline rollguy

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2013, 12:55:25 AM »
Onto subframe connectors and the rear floor!

Stumbled across this which may go in:


What is this and where is it going?
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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2013, 09:25:42 AM »

What is this and where is it going?
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That is a bolt in Satchel style 4-link w/ subframe connector for 65-70 Mustang. It's not a direct bolt in but can be made to fit fairly easily.

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2013, 09:39:34 AM »

What is this and where is it going?

That is a bolt in Satchel style 4-link w/ subframe connector for 65-70 Mustang. It's not a direct bolt in but can be made to fit fairly easily.
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After posting my question, I went back and studied it a little further and thought that is what it might be.
1980 Eagle Turbodiesel Wagon (only 2 known to exist as of 2008)- 7-7-2011 Flight to it's new nest @ Rambler Ranch
1983 Eagle Wagon  Tan over Copper
1982 Eagle SX4 "ALTREGL"  (avatar photo)
1982 Eagle 4 Door Sedan  Copper over Satin Black
1985 Eagle Sport Wagon October 2007 ROTM (SOLD)
4 Biofuel powered Benzs ('98 E300, '82 300 CD, '82 300 TD (wagon), '80 240 D)
1983 GMC Van (6.2 Diesel)
1985 Mitsubishi pickup (2.3 Turbodiesel)


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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2013, 08:15:52 PM »
Finishing the connectors
Cleaned up:


Making the floors




Trim, Weld, Grind and done:


Top view:


Onto the Drivers Side


Same Process

Finished:




Underside:




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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2013, 10:05:08 PM »
They say save the best for last. So as the last panel that needs any replacement I present to you this can of worms known at the rear hatch/trunk.








I can only hope that this rust is actually some strange red/brown mud that preserves steel.

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2013, 11:57:26 PM »
Excellent work there Cyclops!  I'm enjoying this project.
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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2013, 04:31:36 AM »
Your fab skills are wicked good..

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2013, 09:54:08 AM »
What turbo are you planning on? Where do you plan on putting it? I've been watching your thread and am quite impressed so far. Are you looking at retrofitting something that can be found in a  junk yard?
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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »
Very nice looking.. Come weld my car!!!!

I don't weld..

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2013, 07:30:06 PM »
Wow great job, enjoying keeping up with your progress!

Spread eagle if I can weld you can weld! My welds are UGLY, but that's why they make black spray paint and undercoating!
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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2013, 07:52:33 PM »
What turbo are you planning on? Where do you plan on putting it? I've been watching your thread and am quite impressed so far. Are you looking at retrofitting something that can be found in a  junk yard?

I have a Garrett TT3/T4 60trim set aside for it.
It will be going where the washer bottle and coolant overflow are located, they get relocated to the Battery box area and the battery goes in the back. There was an entire write up/post covering the engine build but it's gone now  :(

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Everyone who does started sometime

Wow great job, enjoying keeping up with your progress!

Spread eagle if I can weld you can weld! My welds are UGLY, but that's why they make black spray paint and undercoating!

Thanks! I'm happy to share it.
Most "ugly welds" are caused by too low of a heat setting, too high of a wire speed or being too far away from the material. After I'm through patching this last section I may post up a video on welding. I have a lot of content from this build but it takes forever to edit it down to something watchable.

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2013, 10:16:59 PM »
What I found when doing repairs on my Eagle was that it wasn't so much the welding that was difficult, but more so fabricating the patches. Especially considering an English wheel, metal brake, and other fab tools are extremely expensive for only personal use. I had to get by with just a hammer and a vice lol.

Keep up the excellent work man!
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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2013, 03:09:15 PM »
What I found when doing repairs on my Eagle was that it wasn't so much the welding that was difficult, but more so fabricating the patches. Especially considering an English wheel, metal brake, and other fab tools are extremely expensive for only personal use. I had to get by with just a hammer and a vice lol.

Keep up the excellent work man!

Honestly, most of the time I'm using just a hammer, dolly and 2x4 cut off. Don't have a brake, just use some angle iron clamped down to the table, clamp a pc on top sandwiching the sheet and work it with a dead blow.
The english wheel is nice for pre-stretching before is goes into the bead roller but other than that I don't really use it. Need a soft dolly? get a block of pine. Need a harder one? get a block of oak. Need even harder to stretch the metal? chunk of smooth steel in the approx shape will do. Before getting all the equipment I would just make tooling (still do sometimes) for the beads, then hammer by hand with a wood backing. Basically the only things you really need are a hammer, a vice, idea of what you want and patience. Everything else is nice to have but doesn't always make it easier.

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2013, 02:15:39 PM »
1st thing is to remove the rear panel


Cur out the floor


ehh... no Bueno


Let's start on the other side


clamp in the replacement, weld


done


Back to the other side


I suggest everyone with an SX/4 check these spring mounts. The drives side rotted through and the spring popped through the floor while I was driving. I patched it but ultimately it lead me to park the car because of structural concerns. This side was close to going soon.


better


Patched


Now only the floor needs to be fitted and welding in and reweld that back panel in place.

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Re: Project: 1982 SX/4 Turbo Stroker
« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2013, 11:43:51 AM »
My hero!  You truly are the rust repair champ.  Way to go guy!

 

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