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      07-12-2011 04:18 PM #1
      So I'm going to be getting the EuroImage motor mount spacers for my VR since my axle is binding on the driver side pretty bad, and I've been told that at 23" FTG I will need a frame knotch.
      My question is, what kind of saw/grinder do you need for this and is there possibly a DIY somewhere?
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      07-12-2011 04:33 PM #3
      some kinda grinders thats starts as a little hole and expands outwards or something
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      07-12-2011 04:50 PM #4
      get yourself a corded drill and a 3" hole saw with a pilot bit, such as shown below. then make a half circle cutout in your frame. dont forget to weld in a piece of rounded steel and paint over it so the bare metal from your notch isnt exposed to the elements.



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      which lets you do this


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      07-12-2011 04:58 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      get yourself a corded drill and a 3" hole saw with a pilot bit, such as shown below. then make a half circle cutout in your frame. dont forget to weld in a piece of rounded steel and paint over it so the bare metal from your notch isnt exposed to the elements.

      Thats how we did mine as well. I had a hole saw that had an electromagnet on it that i was able to get to stick to the frame (was extremely nice). Make sure you reinforce it and put some undercoating on there.

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      07-12-2011 05:09 PM #7
      as mentioned above get a hole saw bit (I used a 2.5") drill it through then get a piece of 2.5" piping and cut it to size then weld/grind.

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      07-12-2011 05:21 PM #8
      So will the hole saw fit on any drill? Or will I need to get a better drill than say a batter powered one?

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      07-12-2011 05:27 PM #9
      will probably need a corded drill to get through the frame

      make sure you know or know someone what can weld before you start cutting ****
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      07-12-2011 05:33 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      will probably need a corded drill to get through the frame

      make sure you know or know someone what can weld before you start cutting ****
      This. You don't want to leave that **** open/exposed...and you most likely want something corded..or borrow/rent one if you cant. It's pretty tough cutting through the frame. Took me and my buddy a little while even with that electro magnet on mine. You're going to want to use a lot of cutting oil as your doing it too..
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      07-12-2011 06:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Pants View Post
      Here is mine before I sprayed the rubberized undercoat
      wow thats clean
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      07-12-2011 06:20 PM #13
      doing mine in a few weeks. kinda sketch on it

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      07-12-2011 07:05 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by tar View Post
      doing mine in a few weeks. kinda sketch on it
      nothing sketchy about cutting holes in your frame yo!


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      07-12-2011 07:35 PM #17
      Are you guys welding the inside part as well? I couldnt imagine fitting the welder in there...oh, and where are you guys getting the rubberized undercoating from?

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      07-12-2011 08:44 PM #18
      Local auto parts store should have the rubberized coating.

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      07-12-2011 08:57 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by tar View Post
      doing mine in a few weeks. kinda sketch on it
      i was the same way, but after my 90mile drive home right after i got it done i felt perfectly ok with it. as long as youre sure to weld in a piece and paint it after making the notch youll be good. it's a pretty straight forward process.

      Quote Originally Posted by bboy_jon View Post
      Are you guys welding the inside part as well? I couldnt imagine fitting the welder in there...oh, and where are you guys getting the rubberized undercoating from?
      it can be done if you get that corner up as high as possible. we didnt use a 'rubberized' undercoating, instead we sprayed on a few coats of industrial undercoating paint (maybe it's the same stuff? heck idk...lol)
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      07-12-2011 09:07 PM #20
      Took me 7 hours the first time

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      07-12-2011 09:13 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by EJerg View Post
      Took me 7 hours the first time
      what went wrong? took me and a buddy who had all the tools about an hour and a half from start to finish and he just took his time.
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      07-12-2011 11:59 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      it can be done if you get that corner up as high as possible. we didnt use a 'rubberized' undercoating, instead we sprayed on a few coats of industrial undercoating paint (maybe it's the same stuff? heck idk...lol)
      Krylon makes "rubberized" undercoating..you can even get it at home depot in the paint section.

      We had a really hard time welding the notch on the inside/engine bay side when we did mine. Was really hard to get the welder in there and be able to see what we were doing. We got it welded a little bit on that side, the couple tiny little areas we couldn't get to i siliconed up to make sure it stays nice and kosher. The spots we did weld though, we did some hardcore welds. that thing isn't going anywhere..that pipe we welded in place is like 5/8in thick.

      Also, this took us a long time to do mine as well..i would say 5 or 6 hours. It took us a long time to fab up the plate we made to reinforce it and cut the pipe to the proper length for the notch
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      07-13-2011 12:02 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      nothing sketchy about cutting holes in your frame yo!
      i have 3 notches in my frame. **** it.

      Quote Originally Posted by leftygibsonplyr View Post
      a bit much but good work.
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      07-13-2011 12:18 AM #24
      poor people self notch
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      07-13-2011 12:23 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by DFWSKATE View Post

      a bit much but good work.
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