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Jofer USA ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY
« on: December 09, 2011, 04:26:09 AM »
With various rear diff failures and fixes ,alloy half and full cases I have been campaigning our suppliers
and friends for ages to get a prototype made .
The plastic rear tray I feel is a missing chink in the V4 FLEX ARMOUR  :D :D  the screws pull out of the
tray lugs and the engine bracket just disintergrates !!!!. I think I have replaced 6-7 of them .
So I am pleased to Say Joe from Jofer USA has now made a prototype ,after me nagging him to death !!
I have seen early pics ,very nice ,very clever , to keep costs sensible . He hopes to finish it within a week
and hopefully I can test one and he will post pics ,but only when he is happy ,I'd fit it now ,but perhaps
thats why his product is so good , we are lucky to have him on board . 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 05:41:03 AM »
Well done Mike and Joe. Can't wait to test one too ;) ;) :lol:
Races are won by preparation not just luck and driving skill"
Build it right and it could win!!
You 1st have to finish the race to stand a chance of winning it..
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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 08:56:45 AM »
Another cool upgrade from Jofer.
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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 09:30:16 AM »
I'd be keen to see the pictures ???

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 09:44:17 AM »
I'd be keen to see the pictures ???

Not finished yet ,even sent them to me encrypted . No point jumping the gun though  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 02:38:20 PM »
Here are a couple of PROTOTYPE  Pics ,the very first " hand made clay model version but in alloy " :lol:
Joe asked me to point out this , and the design is being modified looks and weight wise ,so not a finished
look as yet .  Looks good to me  :D :D got my vote on passed reputation alone  ;) ;) :D :D




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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 03:02:27 PM »
Looks great. These will sell like hot cakes.

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 03:17:44 PM »
Sorry guys, I have not had time to put pictures, very busy here, next Monday or Tuesday will show photos of the final product
I can tell, it produces quite a difference in the car stiffness

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 04:18:56 PM »
Very nice ,  that will complete my car . Excited about this one.
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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 04:26:09 PM »
Great looking design Joe, like it very much.... I'll be needing at least two :good:

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 07:36:32 PM »
I can tell, it produces quite a difference in the car stiffness
how do you tell the diffrence? do you test bend the chassi?
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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 07:54:06 PM »
Very nice :D  I imagine the cost is going to be High due to the thickness of the billet alloy you have to start with. :D

 But well worth it.  :lol: :lol: What one what one what one :D

   One question would it be over kill if there was not one but two fixture points between the tray and engine-gear plate?

   Thanks Joe for the hard work its Very much Appreciated  :) :) :)

   Regards Simon.
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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 07:57:59 PM »
Looks like it's a three piece design, so the main part looks to be only about 5mm thick.

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 08:29:19 PM »
First ,the flex test , remove the two rear roll cage bars ,the height/weight of the rear tower even when
bolted with an mcd 7075 lower diff case  (in other words double bolted to the chassis ) makes the thin
rear end of the chassis flex a lot , the current plastic tray pushes the tower back on the lugs , and the roll
cage bars ,pull it forward ,but with the roll cage it's far from super solid .
So the Alloy tray completes an upper deck thing to the inner tower ,then the suspension pins etc firm
up the rear .
Joe and I were talking about this for some time ,and he always said ,3 Piece is the way to go ,for two
reasons ,one cost ,and the other extreme damage ,would make it easier and cheaper to fix ,mind be
surprised if even and Aussie could do one in  :lol: :lol: :lol: All in all I think it's a major step in V4
progress and the fact his stuff looks cool as well ,It just doesn't get any better  8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: ALLOY FUEL TANK TRAY ( Pics Added)
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 09:14:15 PM »
In the Aussie Outback anything is possible.... could even hit a Kangaroo while driving my RRV4  :lol: :lol: :lol: