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    So there is one for the Fiero Builds!

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    But what about the MR2?
    Last edited by am33r; 04-19-2013, 04:03 PM.

  • #2
    Frame by "Extreme UK" Murcielago Coupe Replica on an MR2

    Front Impact/Crumble Zone! Rear Impact/Crumble Zone! Side Pillar Support Zone! Windshield & Dash Support Zone! Etc.

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    Last edited by am33r; 05-11-2013, 05:18 PM.

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    • #3
      Our member Mitch made a simple frame that he used for this exact task G28 Roadster on Streched MR2.
      He added a lot more metal work later on but this was the basic form.

      Rear Pillar
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      Last edited by am33r; 05-08-2013, 05:56 PM.

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      • #4
        I am ordering metal for a frame next week & it will be in 5 separate sections.
        Any ideas and suggestions? Thank you
        Last edited by am33r; 05-11-2013, 05:05 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by am33r View Post


          So there is one for the Fiero Builds!

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          But what about the MR2?
          Do you by chance have the width of the frame side to side.
          Thanks

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          • #6
            I don't have it. Ask ItalianKnightRider he makes those and he has the dimentions. Or make a new Thread regarding those exact pictures and someone will finally share that info.

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            • #7
              Thanks for also sharing the A-pillar frame setup. Murci-LEGO
              http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...tml#post188542
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              • #8
                There was nothing out there for my build that I could find for the MR2 and the g28. I used the support frames pictured above as a starting point and literally had to get underneath and piece in piece by piece additional supports. All of it I made removable except for the initial frames pictured above. Any thing more would make the body permanent and harder to work with in the future. But Unfortunately, I have no plans or blueprinting of what I did. It was trial and error, as many of these builds tend to start out as.
                Keep dreaming if you want to, I'm building mine!

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                • #9
                  Hey mitch - what if the kit were Front Clam, Rear Clam, Two Side rockers, and Windshield Surround! Would'nt that make life a lot easier in the future?

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                  • #10
                    i jave this framr but i need help fi.ding how to suppot the body

                    Does anyone have info to help on how to support the g28 frame on a stretched fiero ?

                    Please

                    The body just hangs way too far out with no support for the roof, etc with this frame

                    i would appreciate any help

                    I will be posting all info and build diary i create for this to help people in the future
                    thank you!!!!



                    Originally posted by MDMurcy2 View Post
                    There was nothing out there for my build that I could find for the MR2 and the g28. I used the support frames pictured above as a starting point and literally had to get underneath and piece in piece by piece additional supports. All of it I made removable except for the initial frames pictured above. Any thing more would make the body permanent and harder to work with in the future. But Unfortunately, I have no plans or blueprinting of what I did. It was trial and error, as many of these builds tend to start out as.
                    Last edited by PKovach; 07-03-2013, 02:22 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I am making mine now! refer to my build diary.

                      Basically once you decided where the body should be on the car, you first create support frames for the SIDE ROCKERS to place them at the perfect spot Height and Distance wise in regards to the donors lower door rockers.
                      Last edited by am33r; 07-02-2013, 08:53 PM.

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                      • #12
                        How do you determine where this position is? - What is the 'donors lower door rocker' ? I assume the rocker is the lower vent panel, so what is it you are referring to on the fiero body? Man, I am too much of a newbie...

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                        • #13
                          "Rockers" on the kit are the panels with vents (: and on the donor they are the metal below the door (in ur case the metal stretch subframe that hosts the Fiero tub and goes around the whole donor car).

                          How do we know where the kits sits on the donor?

                          Front to rear: make sure the wheels are in the center of wheel wells (especially front wheels so you have maximum turning without rubbing the kit).

                          Side to side: make sure the windshield opening on the kit is symmetrical to the center of the dash on the donor, and wheels are equal distances from the edge of the wheel well (flush or whatever)... And the rear if the car needs to look symmetrical.

                          How high should the kit sit?

                          Make the best judgement for ur windshield opening view and headrest clearance height.
                          Joe must have made ur kit and so he also made ur Fiero subframe (: the kit should sit as needed.

                          with all that done, your kits rockers should now be the height u need and you can attach them to the 54" iron bar and weld that bar to the car

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                          • #14
                            On the 10th week of the build we mounted the Kit.

                            It should look similar to Mitch's 5 Piece frame

                            Front End. One must shave the MR2 bumper 'upper lip' to create a flat horizontal plane first, and cut off the top two corners of the Bumper Support to allow suitable room for headlight unit install.

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                            Front of the kit rests PERFECTLY on the Front Bumper Support of the MR2.

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                            The rear end needs a lifted bridge to carry the lower trunk panel of the Fiberglass kit.

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                            It welds exactly at the end of the Chassis Square Pipes (In my pic I just tacked it 2" further down but I moved it back later).

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                            Side Rocker Support. Two of those are needed, one for each side.

                            We must extend a bridge outside the width of the MR2 with one side being heigher than the other so the perfect example uses a 2" Square Tube towards the back, and a 1" Square tube towards the front.

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                            In my case, I doubled the height with two 1" square tubings on one side and only one on the other... I also added one in the center - a bit different, but reached the same result.

                            Pics in the next post (each post allows only 5 pics)
                            Last edited by am33r; 07-15-2013, 02:09 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Left Rocker Support Frame

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                              Here are pics of my mechanic standing on the panels after we mounted them

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                              Cross Bar Support

                              This I have yet to make, I will make it when I take the kit off the car one last time but it should reach accross the cabin ash shown in Mitch's work in the early posts of this thread - It creates mounts to the headrest humps on the kit. It can reach back and create mounts under the batwing panels.

                              That is an explanation of my 5-Piece Support Frame for the Roadster G28 Kit on a Stretched MR2.

                              Notes

                              For safety and durability, a Door Frame should be assembled. Here are mine

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                              And a Windshield Frame as shown in the earlier pics from the Extreme builds. I will post a pic of mine once I install it.

                              I hope this helps whoever needs this done one day.

                              IF SOMEONE NEEDS ALL THESE PARTIAL FRAMES MADE FOR THEM LEMME KNOW, MY WELDER WILL MAKE THEM AT AN INEXPENSIVE PRICE LATER
                              Last edited by am33r; 07-12-2013, 03:28 AM.

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