Subframe Identification

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Subframe Identification

Postby raplma » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:20 pm

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Does anyone recognise this front subframe, as in what it's from?
It looks vaguely Vauxhall'esq to my untrained eye, but I never seen one with the large holes in the front beam before :?
It's currently on a Sylva Leader which usually used the Viva or Chevette as the donor, yet I've not seen this type of sub frame it's not like my 1256, 2300 or Jensen Healey subframe nor 1.3 Chevette subframe. Any pointers most appreciated.
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Re: Subframe Identification

Postby droopsnoot » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:58 am

Hard to say really, the photo doesn't show much of the shape of the beam. The wishbones look like HC ones, is the shape of the beam close enough that someone might just have drilled holes in it and dressed the edges?
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Re: Subframe Identification

Postby raplma » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 pm

Yeah, you could be right, thanks!
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Re: Subframe Identification

Postby ADRIAN » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:38 pm

If steering rack is mounted with three long bolts then its HB, if only two bolts, its Viva HC
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Re: Subframe Identification

Postby 1972nail » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:27 pm

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