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Kevtm49
Posted on: June 25th, 2019, 13:39:22 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hello,

I will soon begin the restoration of the bodyshell of my marcos DH8314.

I have the front frame fasteners that are rusted in the fiber.

Have you already done the repair?

I started to look and I think we have to cut everything to be able to remove the rusty piece and replace it with a new one.

Thank you for your answers and sorry for my english

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mike brown
Posted on: June 25th, 2019, 16:31:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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I assume you mean the bulkhead tower bolts. I have done this repair and yes the easiest way to do it is to cut it out and start again. Depending the age of the shell you will either have a complete metal crossmember or a section at either end in way of the tower bolts. If you are going to do this repair no more than two mounts at a time so you can use the remaining four to locate the subframe position.
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John Dickens
Posted on: June 26th, 2019, 08:32:40 Quote Report to Moderator
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If it's a DH Fibreglass Mk IV then you will probably just have a couple of reinforcing plates and a couple of steel tube spacers at each side of the car. On the earlier versions they bonded in a complete Mini crossmember.
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Kevtm49
Posted on: June 26th, 2019, 08:58:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from mike brown, posted June 25th, 2019, 16:31:18 at here
I assume you mean the bulkhead tower bolts. I have done this repair and yes the easiest way to do it is to cut it out and start again. Depending the age of the shell you will either have a complete metal crossmember or a section at either end in way of the tower bolts. If you are going to do this repair no more than two mounts at a time so you can use the remaining four to locate the subframe position.
Mike



Yes I speak well of fixing at the top of the chassis.

I have a fixation by 2 screws.

You're right I think to do first one side and then the other to not move the position of the chassis.

Do you have pictures of your repair? You have redone the steel or stainless steel insert?
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Kevtm49
Posted on: June 26th, 2019, 09:00:37 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from John Dickens, posted June 26th, 2019, 08:32:40 at here
If it's a DH Fibreglass Mk IV then you will probably just have a couple of reinforcing plates and a couple of steel tube spacers at each side of the car. On the earlier versions they bonded in a complete Mini crossmember.



Yes it is a DH FIBERGLASS MK4.

I think I see from the inside of the hull that there is a large plate for fixing the damping plate and two tubes for the passage of the chassis screws.

Have you done a repair yourself?
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mike brown
Posted on: June 26th, 2019, 16:51:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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The car I did was a mk3 with a complete crossmember. If you pm me your email I can send you some pictures as I'm not able to add them here.
Mike
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