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    Tubular K-Member (Round 2)

    Well after a long time away from the SC scene...I've had the opportunity to gather some parts and dive back into it (for better or worse...)

    I've been toying around with the idea to start up tubular k-member fabrication again. There are 4 units floating around out there to date and the design will be nearly the same as what was produced in the past.

    For those that haven't followed the threads in the past, this k-member will be fully tubular construction and utilizes all stock suspension components. All stock parts will bolt in and you will still maintain all the stock suspension adjustment capabilities. Construction is from DOM steel tubing and the weight is slightly less than half of the stock k-member. It is approx. 24lbs different. The biggest factor is that there is now MASSIVE amounts of room under there to work on headers, plugs, steering, etc. Large oil pans wont be an issue at all.

    Prelim pricing with steel costs on the rise would be about $600 + shipping.

    At this point I'm trying to gauge interest (not taking orders) to see if it's even worth it for me to up-rev my jig one more time and start cranking out another 10-15 units. If you're interested let me know so that I can weigh the demand vs. time spent getting set up again.

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    Interested.
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    I have one of Jay's K-members and have been running it for a long time (5 years I think). It is one of my favorite mods. Forget the weight savings just being able to work on the car effortlessly from below is well worth the investment.
    Brian Oatway
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    I know there are differences between 89-92 and 93+ K-members, so would this one work in all years, or only later ones, or only early ones? Also, any pics of the previous ones installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMikeyL View Post
    I know there are differences between 89-92 and 93+ K-members, so would this one work in all years, or only later ones, or only early ones? Also, any pics of the previous ones installed?
    The jig has been constructed such that it can be fabricated to either version. Brian and Ricardo have the later version while Dave and myself have been running the earlier versions. The changes are minor and are focused on the motor mounts.

    With that being said, the newest generation of these k-members will most likely go with a small block ford style of motor mount, from a fox body mustang. This will allow easy sourcing and more choices for poly mounts for FAR cheaper than that offered by SC specific vendors.

    Perhaps Brian can post some pictures of his unit installed. I'll get some archived pictures up when I get home.

    At this point, I'm just trying to gauge interest to see if its worth my while because there are legal and business expenses that I'd need to work out.

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    Will this work with the 4.6 94-97?

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    Interested

    Depending on by when u need the $
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    Interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastsc92 View Post
    Well after a long time away from the SC scene...I've had the opportunity to gather some parts and dive back into it (for better or worse...)

    I've been toying around with the idea to start up tubular k-member fabrication again. There are 4 units floating around out there to date and the design will be nearly the same as what was produced in the past.

    For those that haven't followed the threads in the past, this k-member will be fully tubular construction and utilizes all stock suspension components. All stock parts will bolt in and you will still maintain all the stock suspension adjustment capabilities. Construction is from DOM steel tubing and the weight is slightly less than half of the stock k-member. It is approx. 24lbs different. The biggest factor is that there is now MASSIVE amounts of room under there to work on headers, plugs, steering, etc. Large oil pans wont be an issue at all.

    Prelim pricing with steel costs on the rise would be about $600 + shipping.

    At this point I'm trying to gauge interest (not taking orders) to see if it's even worth it for me to up-rev my jig one more time and start cranking out another 10-15 units. If you're interested let me know so that I can weigh the demand vs. time spent getting set up again.

    Damon....don't worry...you're not forgotten
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    I'm with OxmanWI. If this will work with the 4.6 then I'm interested.


    Russell

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    A few pics from the past. I do antisipate some changes however on future items
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    I would be interested.

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    I am interested in one, possibly 2, both for pre-92 cars, but I would actually prefer to keep stock MN12 style motor mounts.

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    [QUOTE=fastsc92;1054641]Perhaps Brian can post some pictures of his unit installed.
    /QUOTE]

    Unfortunately I don't have any installed pics.
    Brian Oatway
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    Mine are floating around on the forums. But don't remember what thread they were posted on.
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