1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

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cranna21
Knows an Aerodeck isn't a 480
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Location: Aberdeenshire, Huntly

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Post by cranna21 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:52 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:57 pm
cranna21 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:12 am
as far as growing arms and legs on this winters budget go, I think I'd make an octopus jealous at this point... new welder and consumables inbound, make a proper job of this :wall:
for more arms and legs then I'd suggest that rather than using an adjustable panhard you should put in a Watts linkage for the left to right.

at present the fore-n-aft is already on Watts so this would be an easy fix? simply repeat the 'sub-chassis' mounting from RHS to LHS and and a bush in the centre of beam axle . .. . .


only a thought?
Maybe in 2030 :rofl: for now, I just want to get it mobile again!
'91 480 ES 2.0l 16v 'Williams' Conversion - 208bhp/230nm
'91 940 GL 2.0l Estate
'09 C30 2.0d R-Design

cranna21
Knows an Aerodeck isn't a 480
Posts: 249
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:44 pm
Location: Aberdeenshire, Huntly

Re: 1991 480 ES "Williams" 2.0 16v conversion!

Post by cranna21 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:44 am

The new welder has arrived and what a great little thing to set/work, not quite got my settings 100% but nearly there!

One chassis leg repaired last night so next job is to start work on inner arch/the area where the sunroof drains + stupid sponge thing once was. Following that, I'll go onto the torque bar mount and finish up with the floor!

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just a coat of weldable zinc on there at the moment did the inside of the chassis leg and new panel too before welding up. All I've replaced here is the visible verticle section of the chassis leg, 30mm of horizontal on the underside of it and then a 15mm return on the top as you can see for fixing the floor too, then I made up a gusset with holes in it to spot and seam weld to strengthen up where the original chassis leg was double thickness. I know its not 100% OEM, but the car isn't any way and so long as it's strong, well enough executed and going to last I'm happy - I'm far from a spot weld counter as you can tell :rofl: note that I'll be removing most/all of the original underseal rubber stuff in due course once I'm all patched up on this side and I'll re-do everything

For anyone interested, I'm using a ROHR MIG-250MI-11 ( https://unionmart.co.uk/product/rohr-ma ... -250mi-11/ ) with 0.6mm wire and tip and some hobbyweld 5 gas, seems to be a nice little setup!
'91 480 ES 2.0l 16v 'Williams' Conversion - 208bhp/230nm
'91 940 GL 2.0l Estate
'09 C30 2.0d R-Design

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