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Old 10-10-2017, 11:14 AM
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So did I!

I actually had another car with equal, if not more damage, but it was easier/faster to fix by nature of not having to cut out the hack-job first.
Hey Randy,
I've sent you a pm about possibly buying a kit from you.
Thanks, Chris.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:24 AM
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So I finally got the kit from Randy (took 3 days to get from California and then 8 days sitting in UK customs!).
The first two welders i approached refused to touch the car - but I found a good indy classic car / rally car garage who were happy to take on the job. Once the car was on a ramp and the exhaust removed it showed the extent of the damage. What a mess! Looks like it had been cracked for a while and the cracked metal had been rubbing against each other weakening it further so the patch up welding was quite extensive.
All done now and feels sooooo much better and solid with no rattling and banging. Pictures below.... and hopefully a good job done for the life of the car!!
Hey ktm400. I am looking for someone to carry out this work in Northern Ireland. Can I ask where you went to have it done?
Thanks, Chris.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:52 AM
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Hey ktm400. I am looking for someone to carry out this work in Northern Ireland. Can I ask where you went to have it done?
Thanks, Chris.
It's all good. Thanks to some detective work from members on a local car forum we found the garage from the pictures. It's a place called Classic Marques. Already phoned them and I'm gonna get the car booked in at the end of the month!
Also, I've got the Randy Forbes kit ordered and hopefully on the way.
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Old 27-10-2017, 09:47 AM
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hi chris - sorry for not responding. I only tend to dip in and out of the forum every now and again.
Glad you found the garage, they are proper old skool guys who have a real love and passion for cars. The place looks like an old farm shed but they did a really good job on the car, and they even give you a hand written daily log of the work they did - not a computer in sight!!

Good luck with the restoration
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:59 PM
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Thanks! Taking the car there tomorrow hopefully. I’ll keep this thread up to date once the works done.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:27 AM
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Best of luck!
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Old 28-11-2017, 09:06 PM
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Got the car back yesterday.
Turns out the subframe wasn't too bad at all. There was one or two suspect hair line possible cracks around the diff bracket. No spot welds had gone.
I had the strenghtening kit installed all the same. Thought it was best to prevent it happenening in the future.
The reason for the squeaks where put down to the hard poly bushes and the top mounts. I had the Rogue engineering top mounts installed and new BMW rubber bushes fitted all over including the diff bush.
The squeaks have all gone and the car feels far better with the softer bushes. The rock hard bushes where a nightmare.
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Old 28-11-2017, 10:12 PM
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Is that the Randy Forbes’ strengthening kit? Looks like it’s a single eared version - didn’t realise he did that, thought he only had double eared strengthening kit.
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Old 28-11-2017, 10:16 PM
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Is that the Randy Forbes’ strengthening kit? Looks like it’s a single eared version - didn’t realise he did that, thought he only had double eared strengthening kit.
Yeah its Randy Forbes. His kit works with both single and double. Its up to you if you wanted to change to the other diff cover. I opted to keep it original, the car is never going to be tuned so single should now be fine and I didn't fancy forking out more money for the new diff cover etc.
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Old 29-11-2017, 09:03 AM
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Nice one Chris. Would it be rude to ask how much you've paid for the kit and the work done? Handy for us all to have references for such.
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