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Build Status: Shell Complete
Owner: Behan Motorsport
Words & Pics: Custom Contours
Contact Builder: Custom Contours
Ok so was a busy summer this year, moved house workshop and started back to collage to study Mechanical Engineering but before any of that could happen i had this beauty of a build to do. Brendan from Behan Motorsport brought up his old daily E30 for me to build into a vary competitive shell, he has big plans for this car.
Hill Climbs and IDC to name a few..
First job was to get it up onto the rotisserie and go over the whole shell and asses the damage rust. Because we all know how e30`s love to rust!! Especially here in the west of Ireland!
Once i got it onto the spit i got to work straight away. With the amount of work that lay ahead i knew id have to knuckle down so im sorry to say i have no pics of the actual process untill i got the shell into primer but i will go through and explain everything i did.Plus no one really wants to see me scrapping off under body sealer or sanding so ill keep it to the interesting bits.
So here goes. .
First to be done was the cage and all the gussets. Brendan is planning on running a lot of power through this chassis so i wanted to make it as stiff as possible. we decide on double A- pillar bars which extend out through the fire wall onto the front shock towers, a main hope with support bar tied into tunnel, rear x brace which ties in the rear shock towers. then due to the ridiculous amount of torque that the lads at Behan Motorsport are going to be putting through this rear end i put together a custom bar set up that ties into the whole rear subframe and also the rear differential will bolt through the subframe and diff housing directly into the cage.
All this together with the shell being seam welded from front to back makes an extremely strong and tight chassis which will give huge benefits in control and handling of the car.
Rear diff support;
Rear X bar;
Door bars and Double A-Pillar bars;
Close up of the front pillar nodes;
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