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Old 7th November 2011, 06:50 PM
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Default Suspension brackets on front frame!!

Hey guys

Im having a major head ache with one of my front upper suspension brackets.

the brackets on U1, U2 look fine.

The brackets at the bottom of FF3, & FF2 look ok, want the packer most others have fitted.

Its the upper brackets at the top of FF3 & FF2 where im not sure. the bracket on FF3 seems to sit on the corner of the tube? it doesnt look right but i think it might be? in the drawings it looks like the brackets sit flat on the face of the tube towards the base rails? mine doesnt!

The upper bracket for FF2 , i cant get in. its far too tight between the thread bar and the FF2 tube?!

Ive used a wooden jig, which ive checked. The front frame seems to measure up ok.

Has anyone else had any problem with these brackets?

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Old 7th November 2011, 06:57 PM
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Have you welded U1 and U2 in place or just tacked them? Do you have a spare length of box section about 2mtrs long?
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Old 7th November 2011, 06:59 PM
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They are just tacked Phil, i may have some box section. I will go buy some if it fixes this problem!!

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Old 7th November 2011, 07:12 PM
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How far out is the studing compared to the wooden jig on the front frame, have you made FF4 630mm? If the holes are out by 2-3mm remake the jig so they match front to back and just move U1 and U2 out to match. You only need the box section as a straight edge that you can hold about 250-300mm above the table to find where the brackets are pointing. When you can get the box section paralle to the edge of your build table you have the brackets in the right place.
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Old 7th November 2011, 07:29 PM
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Ok i get what you mean, ill need to double check it with a fresh head tomorrow.

But if i can find nothing astray.

if im at the front of the chassis the right hand side is fine, am i ok just bringing the studing sligtly out on the left hand side at the top, along with U2 as you said? to ge the bracket in. Also should i bring the top brackets out a bit do the lower brackets need to come out too?

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Old 7th November 2011, 07:30 PM
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Also FF4 is 630mm long, the thread bar is 670mm apart on my jig at the top!
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