P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
7/11/19 8:55 p.m.

The Z4 needs a few things and here's a new one on the list.

 

The other one is starting to have a case of the splits too

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
7/11/19 9:11 p.m.

Pilot-Braden is in that area I believe. He teaches welding classes too.

P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
7/11/19 10:09 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

Pilot-Braden is in that area I believe. He teaches welding classes too.

Is that someone on here?

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
7/11/19 10:55 p.m.
ShinnyGroove
ShinnyGroove Reader
7/12/19 4:10 p.m.

I’m not much of a welder, and I feel like I could have that fixed up in about 15 minutes. I would think just about any welding/fab shop could handle that repair, I don’t know if you need to get that  specialized. 

 

The more interesting question to me is why those brackets are cracking in the first place. 

boulder_dweeb
boulder_dweeb Reader
7/12/19 6:12 p.m.

Those look like motor mounts ?

In any case you (probably) want to look to add doublers on the back side of the spot welded brackets....

OR....drill thru the spot welds and add bolts with doublers and additional welding.....

Das all I got....

Rog

P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
7/12/19 9:13 p.m.

Those are where the strut bars (maybe wrong term here?) mount to the strut towers. They attach together to the center of the car, right up by the windshield.

And as to why: Michigan roads, man.

cdowd
cdowd Dork
7/13/19 10:42 a.m.

I just sent a text to Pilotbraden.  He is in Grand Blanc.  I am sure he can take care of what you need.

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
7/13/19 1:00 p.m.

Yeah, get in touch with pilot braden. Geeat guy, great welder. He has a flat fender Jeep. 

There’s 3 reasons to call him

pilotbraden
pilotbraden UltraDork
7/14/19 11:17 a.m.

Yeah i want to weld it. I am fixin to leave Delton heading towards flint early afternoon Sunday. Call me at ate one zero three nine seven one four seven six. 

P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
7/15/19 6:10 p.m.

Thanks, all! Called

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