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Old 04-23-2012, 01:18 PM
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Jesus that subframe is sexy, its dryhump worthy!!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:09 PM
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Jesus that subframe is sexy, its dryhump worthy!!!
well.. I've got 4 front subframes, and 3 rear subframes in my garage waiting for welding work, and then they all go to powdercoat...

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:22 PM
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well.. I've got 4 front subframes, and 3 rear subframes in my garage waiting for welding work, and then they all go to powdercoat...

How much for a rear one in black?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:01 AM
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I offer a core exchange program to continue my services

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Splendid.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:09 PM
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My buddy finished up the sway reinforcements for me, did an excellent job imo. Check it out! He even said the subframe is kinda chincy in those areas. It's def. nice to have a friend who welds and will do it for FREE for you AND take the time and do the job right. Def. owe him a case of beer and a nice bottle of something.






Happy that I got this done and will def. feel much better about the entire repair bc of it. Thanks a lot to u guys in this forum for helping me out with this. This is my first "BIG" repair to my car and the info I've gotten from a lot of you is super valuable. Anyway, the subframe is off for powercoat as we speak (Texaco Red), parts are in/on the way, ready for assembly.... soon. My car has been on stands since November and I can't wait to get her out again.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:10 PM
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Nice looking welds!
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:55 PM
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Those welds look great!!

Glad you decided to go all out and do it the right way... you definitely won't regret it now!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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Thanks guys, yea my buddy is damn good at welding. He has a background in cars, but works daily fixing all kinds of packaging machinery. He did my RTA pockets too, I'll have to post those pics up. Those were much more of a pain in the a$$ for him, but they still came out sweet.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:12 PM
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TIG or MIG?

those reinforcements almost look like TIG welding
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:34 AM
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Yea. TIG
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:53 PM
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I think you should have welded this up also:


Like this:




See here what I did to my rear subframe:
Shaeff's rear bushing overhaul - BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3)

A few pics if you don't feel like clicking the above link. Please don't hate me for having to click all the pics to enlarge, I'm not resizing them all and they're huge:

What I did to mine:

How it's SUPPOSED to look:


And:





So I did this:













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PS: this was my first welding project EVER, and before I ground them nice and pretty. (Two years ago) If it makes you feel better here's a pic of a weld I did on my front subframe reinforcement one year later:




Also, whoever did your welding is much better than me LOL. Looks really good!

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:51 AM
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meh... I could have welded the piss outta the thing, but would it have been necessary? prob. not. I appreciate your critique, but I don't see that gap as being a weak point. It would not make it all that much stronger by closing that corner. The strength comes from boxing that in on all 4 sides. I wasn't going to do any of this in the first place... so I'm pretty happy the way I have it now.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:25 PM
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I went apeshit on it because I plan to boost the car. It was merely a suggestion. It looks great exactly how it is and you can rest easy knowing that it's not going to shred on you.
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