Fordmods Logo

Cleaning up after the Roo 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Cleaning up after the Roo
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:58 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 486

Joined: 23rd Sep 2005

Ride: EB S1 3.9L Bush basher

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

A couple of months back I hit a roo that jumped out in front of me in my 1994 ED Fairmont, It smashed the front in. After lots of procrastination I finally went to some wreckers and found some people in the Quokka Classefieds and searched eBay and found most of the parts I needed. The radiator support pannel was f**k so I bought a new one from a wrecker, and after hours of drilling through spot welds with a blunt drill bit it came free. What I want to know is if you guys reckon I should bolt the new radiator support panels in, as bolts are stronger than spot welds and it would make accesing the engine in future much easier. Also what is a Radiator Fan worth?

 

_________________

I dont care how fast your car is, mine goes faster through the bush.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2833

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Lincoln LS, MKII Escort, ED

Location: geelong
VIC, Australia

nah, just weld it in had a similar amount of damage to one of mums cars (she rear ended a trayback ute with a big towbar) had to cut and replace the rad panel cos it was bent, i welded it back in in the spots id drilled out and in a few other places that looked good to me. its been back on the road for about 6 months now with no problems

 

_________________

Because i can.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1043

Joined: 7th Feb 2005

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Who told you bolts are stronger than welds?

 

_________________

1993 ED XR6 5speed Polynesian Green. Project car.

1998 EL XR8 Auto Hot Chilli Red. New daily and project

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:00 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 486

Joined: 23rd Sep 2005

Ride: EB S1 3.9L Bush basher

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

spot welds are week as piss, i broke sum with my hands wen pullin the broken rsp out

 

_________________

I dont care how fast your car is, mine goes faster through the bush.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3928

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: ED 5 Speed GLiXR

Location: Now in Brisbane
QLD, Australia

You'd be surprised at the strenght of spot welds mate. We had a challenge at school where we had 2 sheets spotweld together and we had to break the weld without tearing the metal, using whatever we could, needless to say noone could do it.

 

_________________

17" Tezza Steelies, King F**king lows, pedders sports ryders, 2.5" cat back exhaust, pacemaker extractors, T5 manual
Low, loud and Slow

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:18 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 41

Joined: 22nd Jun 2006

Ride: fairmont

Location: cranbourne
VIC, Australia

willygrice wrote:
spot welds are week as piss, i broke sum with my hands wen pullin the broken rsp out


if u plan on pullin the radiator suport panels off again yeah but hey spot weld is just as good.
damn roos i know how that is

 

_________________

97 el fairmont. racing exaust manifold and pipe. clarion mp3 sound system. at the moment damaged fron end. (damn comodors)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 51

Posts: 720

Joined: 18th Sep 2005

Ride: ef fairmont

Location: orange
NSW, Australia

if you dont get it welded you wont be able to get it past for rego
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:49 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 486

Joined: 23rd Sep 2005

Ride: EB S1 3.9L Bush basher

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

its already regd

 

_________________

I dont care how fast your car is, mine goes faster through the bush.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:26 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names