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Engine Mount Fabrication - Lots Of Pics.


bubs
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Just thought some might like to see the gearbox mount and engine mounts I made for a RB20DET in to a BMW E36.

For more detail on the swap go here. http://www.eurocca.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17736

Gearbox mount

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Gearbox crossmember is a single piece of 8mm plate with a section piece of 40x40x4 RHS on top.

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Here it is installed.

Engine mounts

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Here are the piece which are to be welded to the original BMW crossmember, these are cut with a 4 inch grinder from 4mm plate.

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Tacked together

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Here are the welded left and right profiles

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welded to original crossmember

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Close up of welding

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Reinstalled in car with Nissan Patrol engine mount in place

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Notice plate on engine mount rubber and plate bolted to the block.

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Started by making a plate to join the two and tacked together.

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Once I had it tacked I pulled it out and boxed it in.

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Welded out ready for paint.

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Reinstalled.

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Now repeat.

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Job finished

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i know this work :thumbsup:

car still going strong - i pulled the motor out and am wiretucking/respraying the engine bay, bubs is plating the mounts for bling factor.

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