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Thread: 2004 D2 - spring perch and shock towers

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    2004 D2 - spring perch and shock towers

    yes that's right, you read correctly or saw the damage on Facebook. The spring perch completely failed. completely unattached from frame wall leaving a gaping hole in the outer wall and pushing the shock, spring and shock tower all the way into the engine compartment.

    So, I have some ideas on how to fix this but I know have seen some threads here with homemade fixes for D2 towers etc. I would appreciate any help. I am going to cutting metal next weekend so I want to be all prepared.

    If you have a design you are willing to share, technical information regarding better designs etc. Anything...I need the help. I am no car builder by any means.

    What I'm looking to do aside from repairing the damage to the frame is maybe put doubler plates on both sides of frame and build a custom spring perch. then I would fabricate a custom shock tower as well.

    Thanks again and looking forward to the help from the pros here that have posted all these pics of custom work etc.
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    Talk to Gerry as he had to repair something similar on Hovik's DII.
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    he said he just put it back to stock and did some minor reinforcing
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    You've gotta' stop jumping those dunes and getting air..........
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    this happened when Elliott asked how fast i was going down the straight at MDR.....

    So like a dummy I decided to check.......at 55mph I had it full open. wasn't going to get any more....then.....pit road ended abruptly and immediately into 2-4 foot whoops......

    it was one hell of a ride but i'll never do that again......the campers at the end of pit road must have an awesome show. i probably was 6-8feet in the air for about 30-40 (this is a conservative guess, I actually have no idea) feet and only dumb luck that I landed just the right way and we rode out the rest of the bumps until we slowly stopped in the middle - safe and sound.
    Last edited by badfysh; 04-26-2011 at 10:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badfysh View Post
    this happened when Elliott asked how fast i was going down the straight at MDR.....

    So like a dummy I decided to check.......at 55mph I had it full open. wasn't going to get any more....then.....pit road ended abruptly and immediately into 2-4 foot whoops......

    it was one hell of a ride but i'll never do that again......the campers at the end of pit road must have an awesome show. i probably was 6-8feet in the air for about 30-40 (this is a conservative guess, I actually have no idea) feet and only dumb luck that I landed just the right way and we rode out the rest of the bumps until we slowly stopped in the middle - safe and sound.
    haha I remember that.

    Should have kept your foot in it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky112540 View Post
    You've gotta' stop jumping those dunes and getting air..........
    Um what?
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