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Old 11th August 2016, 12:08 PM
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Hi Guys,

Modelling up my forth coming build, when chassis arrives etc and spotted a potential issue that you guys could help with.
On the drivers side, there is tube that runs from the bulkhead to the front frame.
On my build, the intake manifold is in the way. (Needed for IVA pass).
I have attached a screen shot and highlighted the tub in question.

Any suggestions of best course of action, move to passenger side, change to meet side then side to front etc???


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Old 11th August 2016, 12:18 PM
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Most leave it out and put a shorter one wherever they can one the mock up is done

Mine was on the other side
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Old 11th August 2016, 11:15 PM
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Hi,

So if I put it on the other side and a shorter on one the driver side, would be fine?
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Old 11th August 2016, 11:28 PM
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Finish your mockup of your engine bay then add bracing as required it should be fine i left it out completely on my first chassis
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Old 12th August 2016, 08:43 AM
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When you do start cutting it,I made the top and lower rails in one complete section and just cut a "v" out where they need to curve,bit stonger and less cutting/welding if you get what I mean.
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Old 12th August 2016, 11:17 AM
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I like that idea
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Old 12th August 2016, 12:52 PM
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I left said tube out as well and to date cant tell what if any difference it would make.
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Old 15th August 2016, 09:02 AM
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Probably over engineered for safety/liability.
But would add to rigidity of the frame,someone with Cad could do FEA and tell you if it would make that much difference.
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