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Re: XR Build Thread
April 20, 2016 10:18AM
The Ex-Medcroft, now Clark xratty had an issue with the passenger side strut tower pulling away from the body (after a few rallies I believe). A strut bar/brace was added and it hasn't happened since.

The car has a longitudinal bar from the front roll hoop to the tower as well, and lots of stitch welding and reinforcements. The second bar, diagonally up bar in your model, might be a good idea.
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Re: XR Build Thread
April 21, 2016 08:34AM
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The Ex-Medcroft, now Clark xratty had an issue with the passenger side strut tower pulling away from the body. quote]

Which way was it trying to go? Up? Anywhere it could?
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Re: XR Build Thread
April 21, 2016 08:59AM
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The Ex-Medcroft, now Clark xratty had an issue with the passenger side strut tower pulling away from the body. quote]

Which way was it trying to go? Up? Anywhere it could?

It looked like it was going In. The top plate that goes from the tower to the inner fender/ frame horn thing was pulling away from frame horn thing.
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Re: XR Build Thread
April 25, 2016 08:07AM
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The Ex-Medcroft, now Clark xratty had an issue with the passenger side strut tower pulling away from the body. quote]

Which way was it trying to go? Up? Anywhere it could?

It looked like it was going In. The top plate that goes from the tower to the inner fender/ frame horn thing was pulling away from frame horn thing.

Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on that. Do you think that adjusting the positive camber to negative camber using the Medcroft adjustable controlling arms could be accelerating the issue? If you move the wheels out it puts a different angle on the tower right?
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Re: XR Build Thread
April 29, 2016 10:28AM
More rust at the intersection of the rocker and the floor than I was expecting, a lot of places look fine until you try and stick a screwdriver through and it goes through like butter. I'll be working all weekend with a wire wheel and cutoff disk.
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Re: XR Build Thread
April 29, 2016 12:15PM
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Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on that. Do you think that adjusting the positive camber to negative camber using the Medcroft adjustable controlling arms could be accelerating the issue? If you move the wheels out it puts a different angle on the tower right?

Possibly. It puts the strut top pointing towards the center of the car, so it would be pulling it away from the fender.
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Re: XR Build Thread
May 09, 2016 08:38PM
Learning to weld by stitching the car prior to sending it off to be caged. About 10 days of rain has delayed progress a bit.
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Re: XR Build Thread
May 19, 2016 12:52PM
I'll be closing up the rockers soon. Anyone have any good experience with a rust converter, restorer, reformer, etc that isnt snake oil? There is some rusty bits that just cant be taken out or cleaned up well. It would be great to not have to open these rockers up again.
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Re: XR Build Thread
May 19, 2016 01:35PM
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I'll be closing up the rockers soon. Anyone have any good experience with a rust converter, restorer, reformer, etc that isnt snake oil? There is some rusty bits that just cant be taken out or cleaned up well. It would be great to not have to open these rockers up again.

Works. Paint it on, let dry and paint over..



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Re: XR Build Thread
May 19, 2016 01:53PM
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I'll be closing up the rockers soon. Anyone have any good experience with a rust converter, restorer, reformer, etc that isnt snake oil? There is some rusty bits that just cant be taken out or cleaned up well. It would be great to not have to open these rockers up again.

Works. Paint it on, let dry and paint over..

Could have just told me they don't work and that I should give up. Then I could just go home and ride my dirt bike instead.
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Re: XR Build Thread
May 19, 2016 02:22PM
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I'll be closing up the rockers soon. Anyone have any good experience with a rust converter, restorer, reformer, etc that isnt snake oil? There is some rusty bits that just cant be taken out or cleaned up well. It would be great to not have to open these rockers up again.

Works. Paint it on, let dry and paint over..

Could have just told me they don't work and that I should give up. Then I could just go home and ride my dirt bike instead.


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Re: XR Build Thread
May 31, 2016 09:39AM
Has anyone used dual masters with the stock XR brakes?
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Re: XR Build Thread
June 06, 2016 02:07PM
What have people done for rear stay connections to the bodywork? My local NASA inspector wont accept what is on Skye's car (1st image) and wants to see it more like the 2nd image. Is there a good way to load the strut into the cage but also make the inspector happy?
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Re: XR Build Thread
June 06, 2016 02:23PM
Scott (Izzy's Custom Cages) did my original cage like this picture shows.

I can't say if it is better or not, but it seems that it would be. If you were worried about the tops, you could put some material over them, and tie it in to that plate, it would seem.
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Re: XR Build Thread
June 06, 2016 03:33PM
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What have people done for rear stay connections to the bodywork? My local NASA inspector wont accept what is on Skye's car (1st image) and wants to see it more like the 2nd image. Is there a good way to load the strut into the cage but also make the inspector happy?

Ask the local NASA guy to show you chapter and verse explaining clearly why the top piccie is unacceptable..

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