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  1. moretti

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    #1 moretti, May 7, 2008
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    Thought you guys might like to see what I got from a fellow fchatter who will be producing these for Forza Automotive.

    I had wrecked my undertray with some contact with our quality roads here in Oz plus I needed to fix one of the captive nuts for the seat that can only be reached by pulling the undertray off.

    Was also a good opprtunity to see the state of the chassis , will post some photos of the chassis later
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  3. mike

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    Nice!...what did you use?..stainless steel?
     
  4. snj5

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    very nice!
     
  5. Gleggy

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    Waiting for the photos JM
     
  6. jmillard308

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    ROFLMAO!

    A garage queen undertray :D
     
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  8. Gleggy

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    You know John, I have said to Moretti many times that he needs to drive his car more and stop fiddling and looking at it, tragic isn't it. He will not take my advice.
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  9. jonesdds

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    Very nice! Tray is riveted on, not welded, correct?

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  10. moretti

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  11. GeoMetry

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    Mine is pretty tore up. It was the first thing mentioned in my PPI. I will probably be wanting one. When will they be available from Forza? Estimated price?
     
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  13. greg328

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    Me too....
     
  14. Joe_CT

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    Does the undertray come with all the rivet holes pre-drilled?
     
  15. Gleggy

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    Contact Gerry-gerrydino@optusnet.com.au
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  16. Gleggy

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    No- But all you do is use the old one as a template. It may also be a good idea to get some modern insulation, water resistant closed cell alloy backed foam for protection against heat and cold between the cabin floor and undertray.
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  17. moretti

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  18. Paul_308

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    I recognize a common problem. Refer to Moretti's photo which reveals the fiberglass floor. Note the long self tapping screws to fasten the center console front section, hopefully get a bite on the floor.

    Everyone knows about pop-rivets. Their cousin, poly nuts, are ideal for this situation. Checkout the fastener and tool.
    http://www.huck.com/marsoncorp/klikPolyNuts.htm Drill a hole in the floor and use the tool to pinch/squeeze the nut permanently in place. Then use standard screws. A kit, of tool + fastener variety pack, is available in metric or std threaded fasteners. Got my kit from Fastenal for about $100.
     
  19. moretti

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    great idea Paul, I was thinking about putting captive nuts on the underside but this is a better idea.

    can you post a picture of the finished result if that's possible thanks ?

    the other problem is that the console sits proud of the floor so you need to put spacers between the floor and console , I had this same issue with my GT4
     
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  22. wrxmike

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    I'm sure you'll be able to get them in Brissy as well, a good engineering / fastener supply company will have them.
    Gleggy should have a source.

    Also, Wurth have them as well, but they are usually expensive;
    http://www.wurth.com.au/catalogueview.asp?pdf=A09_0118.pdf

    BTW Nice undertray, mine is trash too, I'd replace it now, except I haven't got a hoist yet, like some people I know !

    M
     
  23. Gleggy

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    Don't whinge,
    YOU bought an excavator just to dig a hole!
     
  24. moretti

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    haha, you bought an engineering company just so you could make Ferrari parts :
     
  25. Gleggy

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    But hang on, in Australia, isn't that how you make a small fortune, take a large fortune and go into business for yourself?
    MG
     
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  27. Gleggy

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    I think these will be available from Bill Young at GT Car Parts for LH drive cars soon.
     
  28. Gleggy

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    Can someone post some photos of the underside of their LHD U.S. 308 while it's on the hoist please>
    MG
     

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