Zombie 510 Experiment

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby okayfine » 24 Oct 2012 12:11

S15DET wrote:Interesting about that brace in the square tube.


Should be the blind nuts for the sway bar bolts.

OP, what exactly are you intending to brace/replace with the 4" tubes?
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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby indy510 » 24 Oct 2012 12:38

2x2" square tubing is "almost" the same size as the stock frame rail in the front .... but square tubing doesn't work well with the "folded seam" built 510

none of the metal is thick enough to call structural. ... . so you woulld need to make the ends of your frame rails strong enough with plates and boxed in areas,, but by then you might as well "re-build" exactly what was there stock (because that's one of the more structural pieces on a 510)

look at what this guy did: .. http://community.ratsun.net/topic/38500 ... ge__st__60 ... this is for intercooler room though, but similar idea to tie into the top of the frame rails

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby djfootball » 24 Oct 2012 12:39

I'm basically trying to replace this piece with a piece of 4" or 3" square tube steel.

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby indy510 » 24 Oct 2012 12:49

use 2x2" tubing .... . I think that's what the guy used in the above pics or 1-1/2" x 2"..... my "frame" rails are 2x2" 0.065 16 gauge (really thin/light/weak) .. :lol:

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby djfootball » 24 Oct 2012 12:58

indy510 wrote:look at what this guy did: ..



That is truly tits and and great information. Looks like I may need to pick up some 2x4 or 2x2 steel.

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby okayfine » 24 Oct 2012 13:44

If you can get a recommendation for a local, hobbyist-friendly steel shop, that will help you now and in the future. A lot of steel stores operate for industry - big orders faxed in with purchase numbers. A little guy walks in and need 6' of 2x2 box...that's great, come back Friday.

A hobbyist-oriented steel store will also do industrial supply, but you can walk in, browse their selection, request the size and length of material you need and they'll cut it for you then and there. Sometimes there's a cutting fee, sometimes there isn't, but IME when there is it is something like 2.5-5% of the total. Planning ahead can get them to cut stuff for you at lengths that work for you, but they're still much happier cutting the least possible.

You can wander into your local steel stores and get a quick idea what they're geared toward, but a recommendation will make it quicker.
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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby djfootball » 24 Oct 2012 14:26

I found a local "small" steel shop that has an organized scrap section and they let me browse and pick what I need and since its scrap, there's no cut fee. I also had a friend today just give me 3 sticks of 2" square tube. It looks pretty thick and I'm thinking it could be overkill.

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby okayfine » 24 Oct 2012 14:34

Yeah, .120 wall is a bit much. But sometimes free is good.
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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby James » 24 Oct 2012 17:56

okayfine wrote:Yeah, .120 wall is a bit much. But sometimes free is good.

Sometimes....key word. That car could use all the rigidity it can get. I like how you are approaching this so far. Curious to see where it ends up......
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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby okayfine » 24 Oct 2012 18:48

.120" to .03" just means the 22ga he welds it to will fail first.

But I'm with you, nothing to lose.
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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby James » 24 Oct 2012 20:27

I was kidding with the rigidity comment. Free bar that fits on that car is a go in my book.....
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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby djfootball » 25 Oct 2012 05:21

Thanks guys I'm going to move forward with the .120 for this.

I've also found a 510 shell that has the front end smashed that a guy wants to sell me. I'm thinking about checking it out to see if I might be able to cut out some pieces for my rusty non-crashed shell. Unfortunately he wants $450 for it! I wont buy it unless I can get it for $100.

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby HudsonMC » 25 Oct 2012 06:31

If it includes more parts (interior stuff, trim, lights, suspension) $450 may not be all that far off. If it's just a bare shell, I dunno, whatever it's worth as scrap.

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby djfootball » 25 Oct 2012 07:43

It comes with parts.. . door panels! , glass, nice floor pans, auto trans, I'm still debating on how much I can spend on it though.

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Re: Zombie 510 Experiment

Postby djfootball » 25 Oct 2012 07:44

Oh wait. does anyone know if 4dr panels will work on my 2dr? If not, door panels are not a big deal to me.


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