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2G Lets see those tube front ends!

Posted by Archer Fabrications, Feb 11, 2018

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  1. Archer Fabrications

    Archer Fabrications Proven Member

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    Hey guys! I’m working on my tube front and am looking for ideas on the lower portion. Ive welded in the bar half way to mount to the end of the stock north south bar, but now I’m wondering if I ahould have beought in in signifigantly closer to the front roll stop and just welded a solid mount to it, also to allow for more mounting room up front. Heres where I’m at so far. Also did a bolt in chute mount I dont mind cutting the bar out if someone has a better idea.
    Post up pix of yours if you got it! 71469D8D-B67F-4F7A-B265-1438E1C56A9F.jpeg 6205C935-E29F-4F85-A7DD-8FFB3ADACAE7.jpeg C21DE297-C540-414F-8CB5-3F081BF1B3E4.jpeg 89E24531-0AB7-4105-BB71-A14B82DC5F49.jpeg 1F6D8E2E-2160-464E-9CF3-0CF08E7617C9.jpeg 432ED22A-AB0C-4604-B87A-6E65D0AEAB73.jpeg
     

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  2. CRNBRNR

    CRNBRNR Probationary Member

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    IMG_5961.JPG IMG_6792.JPG IMG_7207.JPG I tried to post good pics so You can see how everything fit on mine. I have a 4 inch intercooler and I would say my hoop for the north/south bar is further forward then yours and my stuff all fits nice still.
     
  3. ViciousLord

    ViciousLord Proven Member

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    I'd love to build a tubular front end to replace the rusted lower radiator support. Kyle, if you only lived closer.
     

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  4. Archer Fabrications

    Archer Fabrications Proven Member

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    Anyone else? I’m doing another on a customers. But here is mine. And the red one is going for something a little different. I moved my bar back quite a bit to make more room up front by about 4” and cut the frame at a 45* angle A14A51D2-1D52-4E54-B317-CA36D44D5A5F.jpeg FAADBB46-B53F-47BE-BAB9-3774EFBD1AD9.jpeg FCC7FA29-2592-4EDC-9FD7-641252A56A37.jpeg F421CEDF-B958-4C1E-9ED6-48525CB3BC75.jpeg
     

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  5. eclipse gsx

    eclipse gsx Proven Member

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  6. eclipse gsx

    eclipse gsx Proven Member

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    My bar is further out too and everything fits perfectly in its place too.
     
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  7. Th3ory

    Th3ory Proven Member

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    Great work guys!
     

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  8. TSiAWD666

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  9. dwdsm

    dwdsm Proven Member

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    Is there any concern when building a tube front end of loosing chassis rigidity? I know the drag guys don't need to worry but what about for road race? I at least wanted to do the upper and make it detachable so I could get easier access for service.
     

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  10. OH91awd

    OH91awd Proven Member

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    imo it should help with chassis rigidity. youre in theory putting stronger material (chromoly tube) in place of the factory metal. you can also make tie in points to strengthen that tube as well and its still going to be connecting the frame rails back together like it needs to be.
     

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  11. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

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    Subbed, planning to do this to one of my 1g's eventually, always good to see more ideas from ppl! Awesome work everyone, let's see some 1g's!
     

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  12. OH91awd

    OH91awd Proven Member

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    im about to make a similar thread dedicated to the 1g specifically since this one here is specified for the 2g.
     

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  13. DsmDolney

    DsmDolney Supporting Member

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    Heres my 1g. Let me know if you guys make a separate thread and ill transfer this over
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  14. TSiAWD666

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    Yes, it's a concern that needs to be taken into account when designing changes. The upper structure plays very little role in rigidity between the left and right frame rails so do what you want there.
     

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  15. dwdsm

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    Thanks, appreciate your input. I'll stick with a detachable upper section as that gives me the access I need but without messing with structural integrity.
     

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  16. Tony Lane

    Tony Lane Probationary Member

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    Nice shade of blue!
     
  17. 90'AWDTalonFroggy

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    Unfortunately he is trying to sell it :'( hopefully he doesnt, would love to see it finished.
     

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  18. OH91awd

    OH91awd Proven Member

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    made a 1g spcific thread if you wanted to throw some pics up there.
     

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  19. b00st3d

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    I though for sure I had already added mine to this thread. I wanted mine to appear stock and chose to keep the top bar and make it removable.
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  20. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    We added some horizontal bars for fender braces and to hang the oil coolers from. I need to get pictures of those.
     

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  21. 95FullSend99

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    Did you end up taking a photo? Sorry for the revive.
     

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  22. b00st3d

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    These work?
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  23. spyderdrifter

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    @b00st3d ...

    Forgive my confusion, but what are these two bars for? Only thing I could think of is hood pins? But that didn't really make sense either.

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  24. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    LOL, they are for my hood latches.
     

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  25. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    They were cut down to the proper height when I installed the latches.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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