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OH MY GOD!! I think I have DIMPLES!!!!!!!

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Lol-I'm sorry. I shouldn't make light of this weekend's weirdness-Must have been the full moon.:) BUT, due to the discussion, I decided to have a looksy at the nevada72 (remember-it's the car, not me. I'm Bob Hildebrand seeing as we're making intros). Anyway, sho nuff. There are, if not dimples, at least cracks from stress. What goes on there? I read through all the posts but maybe I missed it. Would a strut brace help that? I've been avoiding them since I thought they were all show and no go-more weight too. I may have to rethink this.

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The front end is soft. If the car is a bit stressed by a stiff suspension, rough roads and spirited driving, it will crack one day or another. Mine as a big one that developped over a few years.

I think that unless the shock toweres are triangulated within an 8 point roll cage, it is not posible to avoid that cracking...

BTW The picture shows the absolutely famous Pat "Turbo" Allen probably scratching his head while spying on my car...

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My car have done it too, far more that you, and also it have craked at the lip where the hood sits.

Yes, i do work the car real hard.

Thanks for the compliments, Lee (LOL)

Pat

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in the Mccartney restoration guide- they explain how putting a gusset on the subframe rail would stiffen things up- maybe I should read up more to see where exactly it goes, and then we can figure out what it does. Have you seen this?

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Sure we should all have this famous book, but we sure could all benefit of some more inputs about this.

Can you show us some schetchs??

Pat

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look very appropriate for a 2002.

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the place where framerail goes under firewall. That's where I made a triangular box in my racecar. Left side is tight because of pedal box.

Tommy

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or anywhere on the nose for that matter, but from front toward the back. I'm sure it gets stressed from side to side and also in a twisting motion, but front to back and up high is the weakest direction. You'd have to put gussets vertically from the frame rail all the way up to the top of the core support (where the bent metal is), or horizontally at the top (basically making the bent area larger). I can't see either one being done without it looking cludged.

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