Neils Frankenstein Ute

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Neils Frankenstein Ute

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Well I thought I should show what I have been up to, will try to post pictures.
It had not id plate but got an FB one from an old ute on a farm and sub chassis is an EK one so the ute may have to be called Frankenstein along with odd guards and bonnet
Sub chassis and ID plate details are
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I was given a VP V6 for nothing so am going the same way as my FC Sedan.
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I decided to mock the car up before worrying about the sills etc.
I have finished norrowing the diff and it is under the car.
I have finished repairs to the Sub chassis that I was kindly given.
Sub chassis, guards and bonnet have been mocked to see how they fit.
HR X member is ready to go in just waiting on the sump so I can weld in the remade HR engine mounts.
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I had to make more room so decided to expand my workshop at home as well
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It will give me another 22 m2
Really pleased with the progress so far I will just have to keep at it.
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lookin good there neil :thumbsup: I have a fb ute tag here if u are not happy with the one u got
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Hi Jaimie;
I will see if I can catch up soon and have a look at the tag if you dont mind the one I have is not too bad and is an early number but you can always improve right.

And I dont know how that other picture showed up there I'm not sure how to delete it does anbody have any ideas

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Which other photo mate ?
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Hey Blacky;
When I look at the post yesterday the photo of the VP had changed to one of I think it was Beyonce and what ever her husbands name is today it is back to normal mate so not sure what went on there but thanks for replying.

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Shed almost finished not much more to do just guttering etc and I'm probably going to have to paint the bloody thing now because of the different colours dam.
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Engine mounts are ready to go on to the x member just waiting for my sump from V6 Conversions to be able to position it porperly I look to use remade HR mounts to put back onto the x memeber and I make (get made) plates and then fab up the side engine mounts.
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Using early V8 mounts they come together like this
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Guys I am having trouble getting the sub chassis to meet up with the body holes the K legs need to go back about half a hole but the sub chassis is hard up against the firewall.
Has anybody had this problem and how do I fix the sub chassis is not the original from the car.
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FireKraka wrote:Guys I am having trouble getting the sub chassis to meet up with the body holes the K legs need to go back about half a hole but the sub chassis is hard up against the firewall.
Has anybody had this problem and how do I fix the sub chassis is not the original from the car.
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G'day Neil,

They are often a bugger to get back on - lots of flex, especially if they have been repaired. Some hints here:
http://www.fbekholden.com/forum/viewtop ... 23&t=20702

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Thanks Harv couple of good hints there I think I will get another pair of hands and start again.
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Received my steering and sump from V6 Conversions and have finished the mod to the x member so I thought I would add some photos of the process
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The modified rack and doubler plate as supplied it also comes with the tie rod ends, bolts for the rack and the brackets of course.
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The 10mm has been removed to help with clearance for the sump
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I have bent the ends of the doubler plate to fit the shape of the x member
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The rack and brackets sitting on the x member as described in the instructions and then tacked
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The modified sump fitted
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Side view of sump
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Rack Brackets and doubler plate all welded in
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Supplied gussets welded into rack brackets and some primer applied
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Rack mounted onto x member

I'm going to sit the engine and gearbox onto the x member and finish getting the engine mount brackets the right height that I like and then weld the mount brackets onto the x member then I'll be able to take it all home and trial fit it to the car after I sort out the subchassis not bolting up properly.
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Pulled the sub chassis back off of the car so that I can put the body back on the rotis.

Decided to trial fit the engine to the sub chassis (also saves room in my limited space :thumbsup: ) and x member also marked out the floor hump to be cut out to fit the new one; whoever had the body before me appears to have fitted an original auto hump.

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Now I need to pull the diff out of the back and I can get to the bottom and do some repairs

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nice progress there mate :thumbsup:
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if the body already has an auto hump you shouldn't need to change it as the aftermarket hump is based off an auto hump
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It just seems to be a bit flat Mick and I am not sure if the T700 will fit under it properly I added the bigger picture so it can be seen properly.

Maybe I just need to change the gearbox loop under the hump to make sur I have the clearance what do you think? Might need to trial fit engine to body :yeahhh:

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I would definately trial fit before cutting that out - someone else on here not too long ago cut out an auto hump by mistake ..... :problem: :problem:
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