Gearbox mount locations? - Syncro conversion

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Re: Gearbox mount locations? - Syncro conversion

Postby AIR_CHILLED » 29 Apr 2019, 21:14

Hi mate, I have not updated this post for a while but have since source a complete chassis cut from a forum member!
I plan to make a template / drill jig from this and will share some dimensions for other people planning to do a Syncro conversion like myself.
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Re: Gearbox mount locations? - Syncro conversion

Postby AIR_CHILLED » 19 Jul 2019, 17:32

After many hours measuring, drawing on Auto CAD and then printing scale paper templates I have produced this aluminium drill jig version 1.
It bolts into the 4 existing 2wd mounts inside of the prop protection bar brackets. Therefore locating the 6 x gearbox holes of which to drill.
I also added the fuel tank mount location holes to help weld the reproduction tank saddle in the correct position.
I now have a digital drawing of the hole measurements to help out people who are doing Syncro conversions. This will be shared via a pdf file once the final E D I T has been done.
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Thanks for looking,
Mike.
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Re: Gearbox mount locations? - Syncro conversion

Postby silverbullet » 19 Jul 2019, 18:19

Ooh hello...TIG welding is your work Mike?

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Re: Gearbox mount locations? - Syncro conversion

Postby AIR_CHILLED » 19 Jul 2019, 18:30

No my work colleague helped me out with the welding.
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