Has anyone here made control arms for a MK1. I think I will for my 20v track car. I am likely going to use 1" to 1.25" dom .120" wall with heim joints. If I do this I will build a jig for repeatability.
On that note. Usually a car such as this that is raced is inspected regularly. If any issues come up, you get to reinforce. Having said that, I have built and raced a number of cars old and new. These kind of things come up sometimes.scottgas said:My 2 cents. I have never raced or built a race car. Remember that you have an old chassis that maybe a little weakened. If you use all heim joints you are putting a lot more stress on the mounting points for the suspension. Even if you use a full cage, the mounting points are still old and not reinforced. I am just giving food for thought that was passed to me when I inquired about pillowball nounts for struts and heimjointed strut bars. The bushings, even stiff ones, help absorb a lot of the energy that otherwise would go straight to the mounting points.
I though that was you.. Who else would be in Frankfurt a prepping an MR-2.EProd#23 said:Squelch,
First of all, you don't want me to weld anything. So far I have welded tabs for fiberglass fenders, seat supports, and dash mounts.
We can talk more about it when we talk about the transaxle help I need. Hopefully soon!