10-02-2012, 10:39 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Springfield OH
My Ride: '00 323i + '75 2002
| Quick update for the day's progress, I only had a few hours to work on her but I got the Engine and Trans mounts finished up.
For the engine mounts, I wanted to fully box them, both for strength and because I think they look much better that way. But I still needed to have clearance around the nut for securing the rubber mount. So I took some 1" I.D. pipe and welded it around the stud hole.
With it welded in place, I cut the pipe at an angle so that I could weld it flush with the rest of the mount. Then I proceeded to cut out the rest of the top pieces for the mount using my normal paper template method. With all of them cut out and tacked in place, your left with this:
With everything in place it could be fully welded:
Then ground flush on all sides:
With these finished up I'm going to put the engine and trans back in the car. That will let me work on some of the other things up front while I finalize my rear suspension set up and keep knocking out the body work.
Thanks for looking.
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