I've been a member for a while, I'm based in London and have a project on the go to mount a Mk5 R32 Engine and drivetrain into a Ford Fiesta. I'm not sure if you get those in the states yet, but you soon will.
Here's the latest:
The front end and floor pan is in.
It took me a day of measuring, I'm sure it could have been done in less time, however I wanted everything to be perfect.
The Golf floor pan sits 13mm above the bottom of the sill lip, exactly where the Fiesta pan did.
Detail at base of A pillar. This is absolutely crucial for rigidity and safety. There are a further 3 seams behind this fillet, and each has been painstakingly joined to a reinforcement panel I added to the Fiesta sill/A pillar base. (Ingore the 'blobby' welding on the rusty metal - that is a temporary support post which will be removed)
The Fiesta outer wings have to be notched to sit around the Golf turrets. The bottom of the Fiesta bonnet also required a little modification to sit flush.
There's a fair bit of work ahead around the front inner wings, and infill pieces on the bulkhead.
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