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Old 01-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Custom core supports?! (tubed fronts)

I know theres already a fabrication thread, but i wanted a thread dedicated specifically to custom front core supports.

I had to cut my core support completely out to clear my new turbo v8 swap and I'm looking for new ideas on how to rebuild it, so post up any pics you have for custom core supports on s-chassis. Preferably s14s.

here is a pic as it sits:



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Old 01-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Just finished mine. Here is a peek.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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heres one i found on another forum im on


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Old 02-14-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Really wanting some more people to post in on this...I'm in the process of swapping my S13 with an LS series motor, and my front core support is all fucked up, headlights are misaligned with the hood, etc.

I just wanna cut the whole front support off and replace it with square tubing. Has anyone done this?

Something like this...

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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round tubing is stronger, but you could probably do that with a hacksaw and a welder. It just depends on your priorities.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #7
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Well I believe I heard in the fabrication thread that anything in front of the engine crossmember has no structural integrity...so as long as it supports and straightens out my front end I think it'd be fine?
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The front might not have any structural integrity, but if you hit someone or a wall, goodbye motor and car if you have square pipe.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #9
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Then why not just cut it all off? Because it does support stuff (including the tension rods), so there needs to be some strength to it. A well built tube front will weigh less than one built from square tube. Like I said, priorities. If all you want is for your headlights to line up, go for it. If you want to drop weight, stiffer front end, better safety and steering, etc. you want to use bent round bar.

I heard this in reference to the cycling industry but it applies here too...

"light, strong, cheap; pick two."
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14 Tubes n' tubs we just finished..











And a 13 front we did before that..



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hope to see this thread stay open, as last time i saw one like it it was promptly closed in favor of the fab thread/engine bay threads.

more pics of that gold s13 ^^ please. and that s14 is sick. hope to add my own to this thread when its started/finished
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Another s13 tube front in the works..







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i think thats more into the frame rails i've seen most fronts go. interested to see it finished!
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The owner bent both rails pretty good, everything else was good though so we just cut out the bad and made it all better.
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I think there's already a thread for this. But for some reason my search feature keeps getting "cannot find page" errors.
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there was a thread, it got shut down because of the "fab thread" and the "engine bay" thread. i think having a thread for custom front ends is a good idea, show more of the detail in the work
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I'm down for this one. Working on a plan to ditch my entire rad support and not put back in an upper bar.

Is there any good way to latch a hood (other than OEM latch) that doesn't require something visible from the outside?
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I'm down for this one. Working on a plan to ditch my entire rad support and not put back in an upper bar.

Is there any good way to latch a hood (other than OEM latch) that doesn't require something visible from the outside?

I did reverse hood pins. The only thing that sucks is I have to turn the wheel to pop the hood. stealthy for these CA streets. lol
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I did reverse hood pins. The only thing that sucks is I have to turn the wheel to pop the hood. stealthy for these CA streets. lol
Haha now we know what to do! bahahaha jk jk!
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there was a thread, it got shut down because of the "fab thread" and the "engine bay" thread. i think having a thread for custom front ends is a good idea, show more of the detail in the work
Ahh I didn't know that.
Personally I think there should be a fabrication sub-forum. So we can have specific threads to find stuff instead of searching through several hundred pages of the fab thread. It gets annoying trying to find specific stuff.
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Ahh I didn't know that.
Personally I think there should be a fabrication sub-forum. So we can have specific threads to find stuff instead of searching through several hundred pages of the fab thread. It gets annoying trying to find specific stuff.
100% agree, far too many categories of fabrication, even searching the thread can get you nowhere
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Finished that last one up..


And a lil one we did awhile back..


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I would like to know maybe what size tubing you guys are using for this fronts, i want to start on mine but dont know what size to go with just yet
any input is appreciated
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Bumping this from the dead, because I am searching for custom supports that allow the usage of the pop lights, and google is NOT helping.
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I would like to know maybe what size tubing you guys are using for this fronts, i want to start on mine but dont know what size to go with just yet
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