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  • 12-06-2018, 19:31
    oilyT
    Quote Originally Posted by ranchero72 View Post
    I had 1 for 25 years, welded most of it in that time. easy to shape cos its not very thick
    Snap, had a few over the yr's learnt to drive in one 30+ years ago and still have one stashed in a shed luckily with a mint chassis .
    as said earlier I'm not touching the car if I did it would be done right.
  • 12-06-2018, 18:28
    ranchero72
    I had 1 for 25 years, welded most of it in that time. easy to shape cos its not very thick
  • 12-06-2018, 14:05
    mygasser
    Quote Originally Posted by oilyT View Post
    I can't work to such loose tolerances .
    it's not my car I would either get a repair section lazer cut or a section from a donor chassis . The main point of the question and why I asked was what if a chassis was repaired in a certain way legally where new rails or repair sections are not readily available or hard to recreate in a om factory way .
    It's only metal and any chassis section can be recreated fairly easily using the methods you suggest for example. There's not a good reason to repair the chassis incorrectly, especially only one side. Neil.
  • 12-06-2018, 08:39
    oilyT
    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    I would think best to work within 3mm, I do.................
    I can't work to such loose tolerances .
    it's not my car I would either get a repair section lazer cut or a section from a donor chassis . The main point of the question and why I asked was what if a chassis was repaired in a certain way legally where new rails or repair sections are not readily available or hard to recreate in a om factory way .
  • 11-06-2018, 21:26
    296moon
    Quote Originally Posted by oilyT View Post
    I think it would be only an inch 2 max away from the original lines.
    I would think best to work within 3mm, I do.................
  • 11-06-2018, 20:59
    oilyT
    Yes agreed it would be tight, I know the front footwells would be an issue but they need repairing anyway so that problem could be overcome with said repairs. I think it would be only an inch 2 max away from the original lines.
  • 11-06-2018, 19:09
    ranchero72
    if the chassis does not follow the original lines how are you going to fit an original body ???
  • 10-06-2018, 18:21
    oilyT
    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    DVLA / DVSA say to OEM standard spec, point to be argued if/ when it came to light . If it's staying Herlad body less chance than if it's being rebodied .
    Original 1200 body. he was thinking of doing an mx5 engine swap in the future.
  • 10-06-2018, 18:13
    oilyT
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    if it's a channel section can't you cut slits in top and bottom or whatever to add the curve and reweld it? it's only metal after all. neil.
    yes its doable with a lot of cutting and welding to create the double curves . or possibly have the sections lazer cut n welded together.
  • 10-06-2018, 16:08
    mygasser
    if it's a channel section can't you cut slits in top and bottom or whatever to add the curve and reweld it? it's only metal after all. neil.
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