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There is no inspection that I know of unless the title is salvagedsuzukitom wrote:Stick with it Count Metrola,
you are doing what many dream of doing..for the experience and/ or to save their beloved Metros.
im sure the cautions are not meant to discourage you but to express concern for safety when you get it on the road. in my area, cars with extensive mods to their frames or home built cars are inspected and if passed, issued a safety certificate. is there something like that in your state?
Thank you! It's coming along nicely. I am just hoping I have the alignment correct. I hope to attend this year's Palooza with the Rustro if my work schedule is permitting.geeten wrote:I get it. I like your thinking. My problem, its just that I don't get rust, never had/want to deal with it. I'm actually behind you 100%. As I am with anyone with a project of any kind. Follow your dream, express your skills and talents. Do it your way, make it yours and enjoy the journey. And walk tall. In my mind if someone does that then they have earned a seat at the big boys table.Count Metrola wrote:As 1993XFI mentioned. I am doing it because I can. I mean, spring perches are welded onto RWD axle tubes on cars that make over 1000 horsepower. If not a spring perch, it's a 4-link mount. Personally, I trust my fabrication because it is SEVERAL times thicker and stronger than the factory stamped steel frame. And, the only liability is on myself because I am performing the work. I have faith that it will be okay. And if not, I guess you can say you told me so. My inspiration for rebuilding this car is it's actually quite a rare car, it's a true XFi, and come on. It gets 50mpg. It was a dirt cheap basket case I got as a toy because if I failed at the resto, then who cares. I'm using this rust bucket as experience for down the road when I acquire something more classic and valuable that needs the same attention. More so, i dont have time to allot to the travel to Timbuktu for a clean ride. This one was an hour and a half out of my way which I executed on a school night. I'll throw that one in for free lol. I'm not trying to chew anyone out. I'm merely explaining my cause. I thank everyone for the support (and lack thereof) because it just makes me more ambitious and confident. As always guys, stay tuned for more because this puppy is nearing completion!
|Year/Make/Model||1994 Geo Metro 3/5 2D, 1991 Geo Metro XFi in Competition Blue|
Now that's what I'm talking about!Count Metrola wrote:Here's a close-up of the passenger side "horn". It was pretty difficult to cut that compound angle for the base of the square tube, but it's there!
I found a little more rust. That's a lot bigger than the half dollar sized hole that pre-existed. Funny how that works.
All fixed. I double layered the steel since that was what was there from the factory.
Now I began recreating the lower firewall. It's somewhat crude, but again I don't care. It certainly will be functional especially with how beefy I'm making the frame.
This is the tunnel patch.
Here's a before and after on the drivers side. The passenger side firewall is completely done. I guess I forgot to get a picture of it. I mean it basically looks exactly like this, just more complete and neat. I'll post a picture of it on my next update post.