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Old 03-26-2012, 08:23 AM   #61
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I would have hoped the fabricator would have cut the "hole" on for the pivot area with a hole saw to follow the radius more closely. Did he have to open to hole up to get it to fit? IF the opening was cut with a cutoff wheel but be careful for any straight cuts radiating from the "circle" as that gives a good place for a stress fracture.

Same question from me.... those cut look really sloppy and not what I expected at all....
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:25 AM   #62
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Also, that plate completely blocks off where your stock wiring harness is supposed to run.
In the Rooney pictures, that one is in the middle of that area, allowing for the wire runs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #63
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cuts made

The cuts were done on a CNC machine. I watched as they being cut.
You will have to mold the pieces to the pivot of the frame.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:31 AM   #64
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The cuts were done on a CNC machine. I watched as they being cut.
You will have to mold the pieces to the pivot of the frame.

Ok, so on your frame the cuts were enlarged to fit the pivot points?
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:35 AM   #65
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Ok, so on your frame the cuts were enlarged to fit the pivot points?
yes, I just sent him a note to enlarge the pivot area
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:50 AM   #66
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yes, I just sent him a note to enlarge the pivot area
You should be able to just hug them up tight to the pivot. Maybe the factory weld requires some grinding to fit them up tight.

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #67
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In the Rooney pictures, that one is in the middle of that area, allowing for the wire runs.
Same w/ HPN

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #68
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #69
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Those MIG splatter welds are going to negate the idea and intent of using frame reinforcements.

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:25 AM   #70
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #71
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explain???
Yeah, right.
We will get very old waiting.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #72
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Cuts off the CNC machine


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Old 03-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #73
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If someone wants the set I bought shoot me a PM. Really doubt I'll ever weld them onto my frame, kind of a knee jerk purchase for me. Same price ($52) if you're in the USA.

ps- my decision to sell is for financial reasons. It'd be nice to do this, but not wise at this point.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #74
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Monstrous difference between peddling parts and welding frame braces/reinforcements.....

The explanation is rooted in reviewing those welds and how they look versus factory and HPN (or equivalent type) beads. Hints: review weld bead start and stop, thickness, width, height, etc....

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #75
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Aren't BMW frames MIG welded to start with? Those aren't the neatest welds I have seen but I bet they are stronger in practice than some welds I have seen praised to the moon here on ADVR. That weld by I guess HPN with the zinc primer. It has a text book cold weld on the frame side of the bottom weld (our view).
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