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Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 am 
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Hello all. I have a feeling this question has more than likelly been asked a dozen questions but I have been un able to find an aswer. Whats the best way to repair the crack around the clutch cable on the firewall???? I would really like to make it the tidiest option and one that will solve the drama for good. Thanks in advance
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Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:15 am 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32213

There are a couple more related threads around as well AFAIK.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:48 am 
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Thanks for your prompt reply. there is alot of options out there it seems. my drama is id like to make it a hidden repair and none of this bolt on stuff. would make a nice XR look dodgy.
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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:40 pm 
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the best way is to weld the crack and just paint it again

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:15 pm 
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dont weld it up. we have done heaps of these on XF's and XG's the best way is to get the XD-XE part and bolt it in.

problem solved
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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:04 pm 
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xr8 dismantler wrote:
dont weld it up. we have done heaps of these on XF's and XG's the best way is to get the XD-XE part and bolt it in.

problem solved


Darren, got any of these parts from the XD-XE's mate?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:53 pm 
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those older type inserts really are useless I have had one in my wagon it came loose, I just bit the bullet and had a new plate welded on and reinforced, never cracked since-my clutch is a heavy, heavy unit- i think I may need a knee replacemnt soon , never mind the car! lol

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:16 am 
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one of our bodgy fixes...we fixed a XF on a jobsite a few months ago.

cut 2 bits of Fascia (bit the gutter sits on)
and pot-riverted it to re-create a wall behind the cable.
and bit of wire strengthened it back to the master cyl with a bit of wire as extra support.

4 months later.. still working a treat.

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Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:36 pm 
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P100 Ute wrote:
one of our bodgy fixes...we fixed a XF on a jobsite a few months ago.

cut 2 bits of Fascia (bit the gutter sits on)
and pot-riverted it to re-create a wall behind the cable.
and bit of wire strengthened it back to the master cyl with a bit of wire as extra support.

4 months later.. still working a treat.

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that the way :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:00 am 
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xr8 dismantler wrote:
dont weld it up. we have done heaps of these on XF's and XG's the best way is to get the XD-XE part and bolt it in.

problem solved


Darren, got any of these parts from the XD-XE's mate?


no we dont sorry, bit old for us to wreck now.
still great cars but!!!
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Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:02 am 
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some people use a grinding disc and put that in there, it spreads the load over the firewall and is soid so wont break etc..
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