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Old 12-09-2009, 12:31 PM   #21
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That is exactly who I was searching for this resolution. Also let us know how beefy that area in question really is.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:43 PM   #22
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I still want to know what you cut that with? How did it get that badly mangled?
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:48 PM   #23
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You are only halfway through the frame rail. Fire the chainsaw back up and keep cutting.


At some point you must say, "I lack the skills, tools and knowledge to complete this task." Just being realistic based on the fruits of your efforts.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:15 PM   #24
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Ummm Flyin Miata has a PDF link on their site to a full size template you're supposed to use to notch the area for turbo install.. You download it, print it, cut it out and trace it with a marker...all before cutting the notch.

Wow. Do we predict major thread explosion al-la head gasket sealer?
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #25
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If you clean that up and cut replacement metal, I will weld it in for you with only a minor wallet raping. You could buy my Carbing bar at the same time
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #26
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Welding in new metal is the only way as said before... In for information on cutting tool!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:09 PM   #27
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+1 on what tool/tools did that. I'll give it to you, there certainly was plenty of effort to produce carnage on that scale.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:17 PM   #28
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holly **** GD man yeah remind me nvr to let you work on my car rofl.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:30 PM   #29
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OK time for the most embarrassing part of my initial turbo install.
(photo from first post)
That is the frame rail. I "notched it" to install the GT3071. It was like, 2am, I had been installing my kit for about 3 weeks and i wanted the ******* thing to go in. I couldn't get the assembled manifold/turbo to fit onto the cylinder head studs. So I went out and got a sawzall and hacked until it fit in nice and easy. Then I got a hammer and beat on it. If I had known anything I would have just got a huge *** pry bar and pushed the engine a bit or taken the studs out or assmebled the turbo/mani once in the car etc etc etc.
Sounds totally feasible to me.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:42 PM   #30
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After walking out and looking at my car that area isn't near as big as it looks in the pics.

I can also see it being done with a few quick sawzall passes and some bashing.

Doesn't look *too* important structurally...but it will be a rust magnet.

I would try and clean it up now that the rest of your setup is installed and working right.
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Geez did you use TNT as a metal working tool?
That Mouse fix looks good. I suppose _ANY_ turbo fits after that?
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:49 PM   #32
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #33
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holly **** GD man yeah remind me nvr to let you work on my car rofl.
Your most comprehendible and grammatically correct post to date...
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #34
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Yah it was an hour of triumphant sawzall. I tried cutting through those two tube things but they were really really hard.
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Yah it was an hour of triumphant sawzall. I tried cutting through those two tube things but they were really really hard.
if i understand correctly.........those two tube i believe to be the studs that your sub frame mounts too!
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:34 PM   #36
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Haha...yeah...I'm glad you didn't cut those two "tubes".
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i could see it ending badly if he did! this tread should be save for future reference as what not to do!
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I tried cutting through those two tube things but they were really really hard.
You may not have lived to make this post had you succeeded. Do I smell troll bait?

btw- Any idea if those subframe studs/bolts are welded to those tubes (sleeves) on the inside? Or does it look like they just run through the sleeves?
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You may not have lived to make this post had you succeeded. Do I smell troll bait?

btw- Any idea if those subframe studs/bolts are welded to those tubes (sleeves) on the inside? Or does it look like they just run through the sleeves?
it looks like it runs directly through and just welded on top!
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Yah it was an hour of triumphant sawzall. I tried cutting through those two tube things but they were really really hard.
You be trollin'?
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