Yes of course mate will do, the two OE little brackets which almost look like just to locate and keep from vibrating look to fit at an odd angle. May look at cutting them down and re drill mount to hold top of rad better. Hopefully by end of play Sunday may have an answer or at least eliminate some options I was thinking about.
Update from today, first on my list was fit the fuel tank. It's a Mk2 tank and I had to trim the front of the tank a bit and ordered two 25mm rubber mounts with thread each side.
Appreciate there will be a slight angle on the tank rear to front but I couldn't trim the front lip any further or space higher because of the chassis. Could have reused some of the oe holes but they weren't quite right so drilled some new ones to make sure tank centered and in middle of the chassis mounts.
Radiator was next, only half done this job as not happy with mounting the top securely need to ask what the two small lips on the front top chassis rail are for as right in the way for using the oe rubber top mounts.
These are the oe lower mounts, bolted to the inside of the chassis legs , I had to flatten the top of the bracket where bolts to car as originally is contoured and had painted them but needed a bit of tweaking today so scuffed paint up a bit. But now on nice and solid, issues at the top though.
These tabs on the front top chassis rail are in the way, anyone know what they are or will be for ? Need to trim them down a bit to fit the rad the way I want.
Next pedals and steering rack, brake and accelerator on easy enough clutch pedal needed few washers to space at the rear on the cabin side of the assembly. Clutch and brake cylinders fitted and secured at tge top using some long high tensile m10 bolts and washers with locking nuts. Had to trim the washers at the top that fit into the open chassis rails and the clutch pedal needed a big washer trimmed a bit on the pedal end.
Hopefully pics explain. Will only know when all wired and and fluids to know all done right but looks like I have full travel on all pedals.
Note my mates habit of labelling things so I understand them "clutch pressy thing"
I have a mk2 donor as well and tried the tank today and it sat on the subframe. Do you think 25mm is the min for a rubber bobbin or could you of gone for a bit more or less space?
I have the same issue with the steering being offset and the supplied bracket not meeting. I have a mk1 and mk2 column and they are the same. Will be doing some research into solutions to this issue.
I think you could get away with a 20mm spacer but with full fuel tank wasn't sure the 25mm ones seem a good fit , you could go more but that would increase the slant and I guess the fuel gauge reading?
Your thoughts on the steering column much appreciated, I've fitted it with the rubber grommet in the bulkhead considering trying it without see if can move it over a bit.
Yes thanks mate, looked at this wasn't sure if would almost act as a pivot but if yours works its def an idea. Like your fancy radiator my new oe one looks to sit a bit lower but sure can make it work. Do you know what the tabs are for on the front ?
John.. the washers you have holding up the pedal unit look thin might want to go to 3 on each bolt you have the thread length.
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