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Slater

posted on 23/9/21 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
Anyone guess what this is......

What's this I've just made?


[img] Guess 23sep21
Guess 23sep21
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[img] Guess 2 23sep21
Guess 2 23sep21
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johnemms

posted on 23/9/21 at 06:18 PM Reply With Quote
sump guard...
give it to me ...





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nick205

posted on 24/9/21 at 07:34 AM Reply With Quote
Looking at the shape of it I'd go with "under engine tray/sump guard" as well.

IIRC you made a rear diffuser for your car so smoothing under the engine as well should give your car a flat bottom nose to tail.

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nick205

posted on 24/9/21 at 07:36 AM Reply With Quote
In fact a sneaky check in your photos shows it fitted...


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James

posted on 24/9/21 at 07:38 AM Reply With Quote
Preparing for the 2022 F1 new ground effect regs?

[Edited on 24/9/21 by James]





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nick205

posted on 24/9/21 at 07:39 AM Reply With Quote
Questions back:

1. Did you TIG weld the sheets together?
2. If so how do you find TIG welding? (I only have a MIG myself and wonder about moving onto TIG)

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SPYDER

posted on 24/9/21 at 07:52 AM Reply With Quote
It looks similar to an IKEA flat pack, fold up coffin.
I think they call it a "Kroken".
It looks a bit small though. Might fit a large rabbit.
Or Warwick Davis.

Alternatively it could be a half-finished Origami Class Star Destroyer.


Speaking of Origami, who can identify this chap, seen here balancing a girl on his privates.
The onlooker in the rowboat looks like a young David Cameron. Later in the day he's going to be performing the same trick.
Only with Peppa Pig.



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Slater

posted on 24/9/21 at 09:03 AM Reply With Quote
Yep Johnemms got it right, sump guard/skid plate, but Nick205 cheated.


[img] sump guard 2 23sep21
sump guard 2 23sep21
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Nick205.....i got it folded and welded by my local chap "Wallace Welding". I'd made him a "CAD" template and a former of the lower sump/chassis rails so he could get the folds right, it had to be made from 2 pieces as the sump has an angle change on the bottom and the chassis rails are flat. It's 3mm Ali and quite a hard grade seemingly. 50 quid for material and welding. 1.8 kg added to the car with 6 off M5 rivnuts to attached it.

I decided to get an improved sump guard after my altercation with a steep speed bump which put a hole in the sump and I lost all my oil! See previous thread on that....

Wallace Welding Link

Mr SPYDER, it does look a bit like a star destroyer or even a origami coffin. Good pic! I think it looks a bit like Sid James???





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gremlin1234

posted on 24/9/21 at 01:20 PM Reply With Quote
the piece at the back looks like it may vibrate at certain speeds, which could cause some strange noises.
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Slater

posted on 24/9/21 at 02:03 PM Reply With Quote
Gremlin1234, you are correct, I've just been for a drive and I get resonance between 1500 and 1800 RPM. Nothing major but I don't want it to fall off. So I'll need to either brace that bit or fit some kind of stockbridge damper.





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Mike Wood

posted on 26/9/21 at 09:17 AM Reply With Quote
If you are nearer I would long term lend you a set of metal car ramps, or axle stands, so you were not using a mixture of concrete blocks with bits of wood to get your car higher for sump guard installation.

I know they are light cars, but still could cause serious damage to your head, arms, torso or legs if it moves closer to the ground quickly in an unplanned fashion.

Best wishes
Mike

[Edited on 26/9/21 by Mike Wood]

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Slater

posted on 29/9/21 at 02:36 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the offer Mike, I do have some axle stands but they don't allow the car to get high enough to get a drill underneath, so I ended up with railway sleepers and bricks under the tyres etc. Not ideal but I couldn't think of another way to do it.





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Slater

posted on 5/11/21 at 07:30 AM Reply With Quote
Following Gremlin1234s' prediction and it being 100% correct, I made a rib and gussets and got them welded on to keep the thing from vibrating. Works perfectly now.


[img] skid plate 5nov21
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[img] skidplate2 5Nov21
skidplate2 5Nov21
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