Well the subframe from before was a bust…. The z3 steering rack was wanting to be in the same spot as the header. So we start again.
The engine about in it’s final location
This is the e30 m3 rack rotated slightly down to clear the header.
Rack in it’s new home in the subframe jig.
Bending a piece to connect the dots
Trimmed down and tacked together
Testing and ears for rack
Boxing it in
You can see a piece of bent plate going under the pan here. This piece was fun to make.
Clearance to the pan…around 1/8-1/4″
Out of the car
I really like how this part came out. Some little open holes still.
Before (opposite side of after pic)
Still more cleanup needed.
Entire thing before welding…