Rust Kit Installation on A1

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Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hondo100 » Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:27 pm

Has anyone installed the pieces that go on the "mid: crossmember? I've got a 0.4 inch
Gap with everything installed
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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hondo100 » Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:32 pm

This is the piece off the body.
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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:43 pm

Hey Ralph. I have one of those parts. I'll go see how it fits on my A1 and report back.

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Sun Nov 19, 2023 1:09 pm

I'm seeing the same results that you are. I checked the fit up and depth of the crossmember on my A1 and A2 and it also shows what you are seeing. Per our phone discussion you have several options but now I'm curious if anyone else has see this issue or maybe Ralph and I are missing something on this fit up?

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:33 am

I have an NOS mid crossmember at the shop. I'm going to bring it home tonight and fit the repair part up to it. Stay tuned...

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Mon Nov 20, 2023 1:25 pm

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I'm seeing the same issue with the NOS crossmember.

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hondo100 » Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:32 am

I checked my other two sets. They are all the same height within 1/16".

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:19 am

I've had a few other reports and it seems that these end caps are not consistent. Some have been short on the height. When we make our replacement, I'll design it to fit the NOS crossmember which matches my other trucks.

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Fri Nov 24, 2023 5:00 pm

This topic motivated me to draw the mid crossmember yesterday.

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I'll also make the repair end cap to fit properly.

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Tue Dec 05, 2023 5:57 pm

We cut a couple of crossmembers today along with the repair kit end caps and associated parts. 9KW Fiber Laser cuts 16ga like butter. Next stop: Press Brake.

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hondo100 » Wed Dec 06, 2023 3:42 am

Looking good Guy. I've got both of the caps cut down to fit and spot welded. Overlapping the pieces worked much better than butt joining them.

Hope to finish these up this Saturday. Cutting spot welds during the evenings.

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hambone » Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:50 am

hondo100 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2023 3:42 am
Looking good Guy. I've got both of the caps cut down to fit and spot welded. Overlapping the pieces worked much better than butt joining them.

Hope to finish these up this Saturday. Cutting spot welds during the evenings.

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You better get busy!, you have a lot of work to do before July. :D

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hondo100 » Wed Dec 06, 2023 9:19 am

I think it's late June. Which is even better :shock:

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by lpcoating » Tue Dec 19, 2023 8:11 am

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Re: Rust Kit Installation on A1

Post by hambone » Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:21 am

Nice!


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