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Old 07-09-2021, 11:46 PM
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Looking great CW, although I was happy to see some dirt in your engine bay for once... cause I don't feel so bad when I open my bay.

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Minor work, but work none the less. Washed Red and cleaned up the engine bay as she actually got wet a couple of weeks ago (gasp) in a downpour. San Antonio has been like living in the PNW lately as far as weather is concerned... which is weird. Replaced the ACS badge with fresh one. It's the little things.



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Looking at the Dinan bar missing hurts me but I am looking for someone to weld the mounting eyelet back on the threaded shaft as it broke on the passenger side. I contacted Dinan... it is of course NLA. I've had it welded once but hit a particularly big pothole awhile ago that I think broke the weld. Or it could just happen over time... who knows. Wish I could get a replacement mounting eyelet.
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Looking great [mention]crystalworks [/mention]! Did not realize that you’re in San Antonio!


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Old 07-10-2021, 09:56 AM
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Thanks guys. I imagine it's hard to keep dirt (error sand) out of your engine bay EOD. Very hard.

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Looking great [mention]crystalworks [/mention]! Did not realize that you’re in San Antonio!
Yes sir. I run up to Austin every so often to pick up craigslist or OfferUp finds. Used to have to go through frequently to round rock to visit Ikea. Now, thankfully, we have our own.
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:11 AM
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

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Looking at the Dinan bar missing hurts me but I am looking for someone to weld the mounting eyelet back on the threaded shaft as it broke on the passenger side. I contacted Dinan... it is of course NLA. I've had it welded once but hit a particularly big pothole awhile ago that I think broke the weld. Or it could just happen over time... who knows. Wish I could get a replacement mounting eyelet.
Photos? I'm pretty sure I could fix that without welding just normal workshop tools.

Sounds like you need something like a spade bolt something that is not difficult to fabricate and stronger than an eye welded to threaded rod. Something you can. Just buy in certain sizes and easy enough to fabricate in any size.


An example spade bolt. I use them for a few different projects: one example is holding a handrail to the wall. 3/8 spade though a 3/8 ID aluminum tube. Tighten the bejesus out of it and have maybe 1800# of preload so the handrail is the stiffest you've ever seen. (this way I can get away with minimal finger smashing zones) it feels like welded metal handrail when mounted to studs.

My brother also runs a machine shop. Get me some exact sizes I'm pretty sure one way or another we can get that fixed for you.
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So, you think you have rough roads where you are?

I am less than thrilled with how many suspension parts I have had to replace.!

Yeah!!! Weekend work in 47c

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Old 07-10-2021, 11:19 AM
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You do know it's ok to steer around/slow down for pot holes, correct?

(Says the guy who bent a rim and dented the front subframe of his z28 by hitting pothole and super deep road crown).

The second one was not expected: where two roads cross the depth of the crown on the corner can make for a very big dip. I passed a turning car in the parking lane and bottomed out the car hard enough to hit the subframe and put a 3x4" dent about 1/4" deep in 1/4" thick steel!
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You do know it's ok to steer around/slow down for pot holes, correct?

(Says the guy who bent a rim and dented the front subframe of his z28 by hitting pothole and super deep road crown).

The second one was not expected: where two roads cross the depth of the crown on the corner can make for a very big dip. I passed a turning car in the parking lane and bottomed out the car hard enough to hit the subframe and put a 3x4" dent about 1/4" deep in 1/4" thick steel!
What is this "slow" you speak of?
Is it mandatory?

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What is this "slow" you speak of?
Is it mandatory?

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Technically yes (says they guy who did 120 in a 70 just to get into an exit lane last week). (prob a good thing my car is 3.0 and wife has the 50i).
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