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I am thinking of having a friends S300 engine brace and mount bungs copied at a fabrication shop near his house in Minnesota USA.

They have to build a jig so there are some up front costs.

We will not know exactly what they look like until they are done so there would be a non-refundable deposit.

There is substantial effort required to install the mount bungs on the chassis so keep that in mind.

If anybody is interested in the $1K US range please reach out.  Shipping over the pond would be terrible I am sure.  

If anybody knows of a place that can knock out an engine bay brace please let me know before I order.

Cheers!

 

 

  

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Erik,

I think it should be somewhat updated, as the Sp300 engine brace aluminium part is really heavy. I am sure, a carbon fiber version with high strength and stiffness, could be made and resemble the aluminium part in shape and form. I would certainly like to have such a version for my car. I can take a few pics if need be?

Kind regards,

Jacques

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Okay, so we need to have it scanned or measured up and spoken to a carbon specialist.

I will try to see if I can find someone around here, who could possibly so some of that.

Kind regards,

Jacques

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Update - the fab shop will do 3 for $900 each (plus shipping).  I will probably do something a little different with a fab shop close to me (similar to back half of X180R cage) if we dont get 3 buyers.  Since the motor has to come out and the body jacked up to install mount bungs either way, might as well get exactly what I want.  

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So, if you can copy that, and the body is off, and you'll use the car for tracking, do the cage instead. I would in that case, meaning ability to run stiffer springs etc.

Kind regards,

Jacques

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Thinking something like this, but the hoop inside the engine compartment right behind the engine compartment window.  The legs of the hoop would mount the same as the front mount bungs, they would be a bit of a funky shape for sure.  

rear X180 Cage.JPG

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Looking good and good thoughts on the matter. I think there was a scheme showing the stiffness for a variety of cars, incl. the normal Esprit, the Sport300 as well as the X180R, where you can see, that the stiffness in chassis on the X180R is just a lot higher.

And... ;) if you see or hear about an EMCO or Holloway set, please notify me asap, and I'll sell my GTO (higher geared still) set to you if you still want one by that time.

Kind regards,

Jacques

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