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 Post subject: STRUT BARS Custom Made!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:44 pm 
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The thread started like this...

if i started welding up strut bars would anyone be interested??

but this project has taken on a life of its own.


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:56 pm 
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put up a few pictures. I may be interested in 1 or 2

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:49 pm 
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anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:55 pm 
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I'm interested as well. Could post a pic? What about price?

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:35 pm 
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If i get this going...

steel is going to be the main ingredient for now

I am also thinking of adding to the rear, pieces that would bolt from the cross bar to the upper seat belt mounts. From the bar to the lower seat belt mounts. From the bar to the factory bolt holes by the tail lights.

I would like to spend some time under my 94 2 door to come up with some under body ideas.

suggestions are welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:35 am 
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I would be in the market for a rear bar, for a 4 dr swift if the price is right.

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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Are they made any different?


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:01 am 
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I know the fronts are the same. But not sure about the rear. I already own a front Upper strut Bar.
You would have to take a look at the 4dr Geo Metro like shown in the following link and compare it to the 2 dr to see if there is a difference. Image
The 4 dr geo metro and the 4dr swift are the same.

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:31 pm 
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how are you getting 63mpg?


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:35 pm 
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i straight up take a dim view of you replicating turbine tech braces. those are jardamuth's intellectual property.

i'm not opposed to you building something of your own design but it's just not cool to replicate another guy's work.

it's said that imitation is the highest form of flattery but in this case....... :blackeye:

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:00 pm 
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oh yeah ill have my own twist
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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:47 pm 
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This is the Front Upper Strut Bar that I installed on my car 2 years ago. Easy clearance of Filter housing. Not technically the best strength due to the bend, but it is steel.. I made a mental note to watch for bending but to date there has been none.

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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yeah, im going to try to have a bend to clear the hat or have it off set.


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:05 pm 
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SPROCKIT wrote:
yeah, im going to try to have a bend to clear the hat or have it off set.


figure out your costs first before deciding on this adventure to make them. How much will you make and is it worth your time and effort. If you are doing it just for the fun of it and recouping your costs you may have some buyers. Make sure the car you are testing your fit on is "True" on its dimensions.

PM the cost for a rear bar and I would tell u right away if I would be interested.

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm 
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got my new welder setup last night. ill grab some steel and see what i can come up with tonight in the garage and let everyone know.


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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just got home ill gave to do it tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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If they look like they're built well and the cost is fair I'd consider a upper front and rear.

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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groovin' on the 'coon skin hat. :lol:

90lsi, do you currently have the turbine tech lower 4 point brace?

start there. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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ok guys, sorry for the delay, spent some time in the garage, heres what ive knocked up so far, but i had to stop cause i ran out of welding wire. ill pick some up tomorrow

I can make something MUCH heavier duty, it depends on what the buyer wants. I would be willing to finish welding this up and sell it the way it is and call it my "light duty" model


Imput please.

PS i have 2 more pix but its telling me the file is too big


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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SPROCKIT wrote:
i have 2 more pix but its telling me the file is too big


just re-size them in "Paint"

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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:52 am 
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here...


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 Post subject: Re: STRUT BARS
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heres another


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