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mbseto
post Feb 16 2017, 06:33 PM
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...that's the most official name I've heard for this. It's a mouthful to search on. No one makes one as far as I can find, but Tangerine makes some sort of kit. Not sure if it's a reinforcing kit or a replacement, or whether it works with stock geometry.

I think I'll have to rehabilitate this guy somehow...

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Was thinking of posting a WTB ad in the classifieds, but would anyone be cutting up a car if this area weren't pretty gone?
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post Feb 16 2017, 06:41 PM
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.... or you could just go to RD & get a nice new repro one with fresh & rust free steel!!?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

http://www.restoration-design.com/store/category/914

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post Feb 16 2017, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE(Tom_T @ Feb 16 2017, 07:41 PM) *

.... or you could just go to RD & get a nice new repro one with fresh & rust free steel!!?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

http://www.restoration-design.com/store/category/914

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That would be great if they made that part. Maybe one day, not today.
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post Feb 16 2017, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE(Tom_T @ Feb 16 2017, 04:41 PM) *

.... or you could just go to RD & get a nice new repro one with fresh & rust free steel!!?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

http://www.restoration-design.com/store/category/914

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Um, because Tom as the OP stated, that part isnt yet available from anyone including RD unless they've recently made a repop available?
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post Feb 16 2017, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE(mbseto @ Feb 16 2017, 04:33 PM) *

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Was thinking of posting a WTB ad in the classifieds, but would anyone be cutting up a car if this area weren't pretty gone?

I'm thinking there's a couple of left coast guys parting out some collision cars that might have what you need....give it a try....
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post Feb 16 2017, 07:17 PM
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Timing is everything. Both the consoles from the 72 I just cut up were good.
Both are now gone. That said:

I'm about to install the Tangerine kit in my LS build so I'll be removing both of mine. You're welcome to them/it for the cost of shipping from 94952.

I'll PM you...

Chris

PS: the Tangerine kit raises the pick up location by 2 or 3 inches, depending you which kit you get. I'm going with the 2". In any case, you'd be on the hook to do both sides.
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post Feb 16 2017, 07:39 PM
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Chris also has a kit/parts to rehab the area that accepts the 3 bolts. That might be what Mbesto was referring to.
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post Feb 16 2017, 07:52 PM
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I've always called that the outer suspension console. And yours does look pretty nasty.

But not TOO much worse than mine, which I think I was able to repair pretty effectively after blasting. I don't have any good pics of the repair, but the good news is the repair doesn't necessarily have to be particularly beautiful in cosmetic terms as long as it's structurally sound.

Anyway, maybe get it blasted and then assess if it can be repaired? I cut out the metal with the hole as shown and used my "mad" welding skills.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) ... to put in some solid metals patches. There are a couple of threads here (ScottyB's comes to mind) of good console repairs.

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post Feb 17 2017, 07:24 AM
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I can't seem to find it, but I swear there was a build thread where somebody made one... rather recently too.
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post Feb 17 2017, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Feb 16 2017, 05:52 PM) *

I've always called that the outer suspension console.


That's what I call it.

I'm a couple weeks out on cutting up the parts car here at home. The only thing spoken for is the back wall/dash for Taylor Whitesell's project.
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post Feb 17 2017, 08:27 AM
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Mine was shot too. I placed a WTB ad in the classifieds and found a nice one in a week for a reasonable price.
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post Feb 17 2017, 08:38 AM
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Here's Scotty's example: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...mp;#entry694083

It's not very detailed, but the point is that you CAN repair those things even if they are as far gone as that one if you're not looking for concourse quality.

I now remember that before I repaired mine I had actually put a WTB and purchased one here. When it arrived, it was probably not in bad shape, but it was still welded to the sheet metal that's part of the inner wheelhouse and still had pieces of the suspension tie attached. Drilling the welds out and cutting off the suspension ties is such a PITA that I found it easier and quicker to repair mine.
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post Feb 17 2017, 08:41 AM
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We've done outer console repairs two ways: Patch what's there, or replace with custom fabbed parts.
Here are some pictures of both methods:

The lower section was pretty much missing but the bolt tubes and upper structure were still sound, and there were prior repairs in the surrounding area, so we patched.
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IIRC, on this car the rot extended higher, and the car was more original still, so a more extensive repair was warranted.
Doesn't look too bad from below
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Here's how it looked after cutting away the damage
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The custom piece we fabbed, like my raised suspension kit pieces
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Using a trailing arm pivot shaft to align the new piece
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post Feb 17 2017, 10:32 AM
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This is a part we are working on currently. I have the tooling made, I just need to try the dies. Next couple months I should have a part.

Keep in touch with me if you're not in a huge rush.

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post Feb 17 2017, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE(peteyd @ Feb 17 2017, 11:32 AM) *

This is a part we are working on currently. I have the tooling made, I just need to try the dies. Next couple months I should have a part.

Keep in touch with me if you're not in a huge rush.

Pete

You guys are awesome!
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post Feb 18 2017, 05:04 PM
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I have a really nice one I'm sure we can ship is sensibility as its smallish... if you want photos let me know ...
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post Feb 21 2017, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for all the info, guys- and thanks for the PMs. Think I found a benefactor.
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