Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Droptop93 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:44 pm

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I wonder what's in this box?.....says made in canada...idk seems kinda fishy....
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby magnum » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:25 pm

alltracshoak wrote:any update on the 2nd batch??
When I was there he had them all welded up. He still needed to test fit them, then paint them.
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby alltracshoak » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:42 pm

magnum wrote:
alltracshoak wrote:any update on the 2nd batch??
When I was there he had them all welded up. He still needed to test fit them, then paint them.

thanks. thats good to hear
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Droptop93 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:10 pm

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Thanks Conrad!

Now to figure out how to install it......
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Conrad_Turbo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:39 pm

alltracshoak, 2nd batch is going to be test fitted tomorrow and painted this week. They will be packaged and shipped out at the end of this week, that's the plan right now. Tracking numbers will be emailed to everyone in the 2nd batch once they are dropped off at the FedEx depot. There is one brace, #16, that will be held until everyone has got their braces, once they do it will be offered to Celidude.

Droptop93, I can write up a guide on how to install it. It's really quite easy, I just need to dig through the BGB to find the OEM torque specs for the hardware.
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Conrad_Turbo » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:34 pm

Here is the installation procedure. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is, but it describes everything in detail.

http://www.aceengineering.ca/Temp/r1.0%20ST18X%20UBB.pdf

2nd batch has had all the braces test fitted last night and have had their first coat of paint, they should all be completed and ready for shipping on Friday. :D
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby alltracshoak » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:43 pm

good news!!
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Droptop93 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:58 pm

Customs ended up being like $42.60. Just so you usa members know
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Boo_Guy » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:43 pm

Thanks for the install guide Conrad! :)
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Conrad_Turbo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:25 pm

Boo_Guy wrote:Thanks for the install guide Conrad! :)


No probs! It's really quite easy to install, even if you just took the brace and brought it under the car you'd see what hardware has to be removed to have it fit. I can understand how some would want a specific guide though. :D

Status update on 2nd batch. They've had their final coat of paint this morning and should be dry and ready inspection and packing this evening. Should be shipped out Friday as planned. I will email all the tracking numbers. :D
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Droptop93 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:31 pm

Do you have to undo both sides of the suspension? Or can I do one at a time? Very happy with it conrad! Now we need front strut bar and a rear bar that will still allow for complete top operation.......
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Conrad_Turbo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:34 pm

Droptop93 wrote:Do you have to undo both sides of the suspension? Or can I do one at a time? Very happy with it conrad! Now we need front strut bar and a rear bar that will still allow for complete top operation.......


You have to remove both nuts (with washers) along with the 2 bolts in the rear at the same time. Then install the brace and reinstall the hardware.

Glad to hear you're happy with it! :D
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby Conrad_Turbo » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:56 pm

Shipped!

9. & 10. athousandleaves and masco
11. alltracshoak
12. JamesDeane
13. 5thgenbliss
14. turbo4wd
15. Order via Email

Some will get tracking info sent via email from FedEx but I will email you all your tracking numbers for your reference. Looking at the tracking info from the first batch everyone has received their braces. :D

I did also talk with the FedEx rep about the customs paperwork and showed them exactly what I filled out last time. They said there was no error...so it must be someone at the customs agency that is being difficult. That didn't instill a lot of confidence in me, I'd rather it have been my mistake that I could correct... If things hang up again this time I will make things right.

Once these six packages arrive at their destinations I will contact you Tim (Celidude) if you still want the last brace.
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby turbo4wd » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:47 pm

Got mine delivered today - Thanks Conrad!

Just for reference the custom's duty I paid was something like $34-35.
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Re: Canadian Made Underbody Braces and Strut Bars

Postby 5thgenbliss » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:38 am

got mine yesterday morning.

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