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 Post subject: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:13 pm 
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Ok, so it's not a Jeep. I figure I will get flack for the way I am doing it but this is what I want. There was some interest in it for sure here which I appreciate. I have wanted to do this since I got it and it is now fianally time.

Starting with a 90' Subaru Legacy wagon:

Already lifted 4 1/2" over stock running a Subaru HI/LO 5spd.


Goals for the rig:

1. Run a 35 13.5" tire on a 16" rim
2. Say Bye-Bye to the mcpherson strut suspension in favor of a double wishbone setup - front and rear. With long travel coil overs or nitro charged shocks.
3. Rear steering :)
4. Utilize a subaru engine(h6,), trans, diffs.
5. Secondary Xfer case ( suzuki samauri )
5.5 Using 1/2 ton 4x4 chevy knuckles front and rear
5.75 Custom Chevy/Subaru Hybrid axels
6. At least 14" more lift
7. Finish repairing body
8. Gut interior, Rhino line interior, custom Aluminum dash
9. Bulid half tube doors front and rear( making the stock doors still work for winter)
10. Build tube rear gate(makeing stock rear door still work for winter)
11. Be able to rock crawl/offroad and still take to car show and look good. :)




I started getting the legacy cleaned out. Got most of the crap out of the way and got both drivers side doors off and drivers fender off. I may work on it more later.

I got some pics for a starting point and some meausrements for comparison after it's done.

Measurements:

Rocker to floor clearance: 15"
Tire height : 27"
Lowest front point to the floor: 10" (exhaust)
Front bumper to floor : 23 1/2"
Rear diff to floor : 10"
Roof to floor : 61"
Front and rear wheel track(outside tires) : 66"


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Vid of motor running in case I sell it :

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Couple teaser pics. Got some junk tires for mock up. 35 x 13.5 x 16.

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So thats the start. This saturday I hope to have it down to a shell and then the fun begins. :)


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:47 pm 
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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:52 pm 
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ok, so i gotta ask. im the guy who bought that small trl from ya a cpl yrs ago. the big house/garage that was built there next to ya..is that yours also? that where your doing your work at?

that will interesting to see when done! :tu2:

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:38 am 
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Yes.

That is my house too but my parents live in it. The garage was a must. ;)


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cool. nice big place !

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 Post subject: Re: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
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Wow. Really all I can say. [SIZE="5"]HUGE thanks[/SIZE] [SIZE="4"]to Chris, Rick, Brian, Mike R. and Drew(not azar).[/SIZE] Some great local subie guys.

I am amazed. About 6 hours and quite a few BITCH ass bolts and it goes from a car to this:



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Sorry for the blurry pics too. :(


The last one is so I can kinda get a perspective on what it's gonna look like or how high this will be to be able to utilize the tires.

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 Post subject: Re: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
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:2up: sweet! thats gona be one hellova ride

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is that a boxer engine?

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 Post subject: Re: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Yes. 2.2 L SOHC

I am putting another boxer in it. 3.0 L DOHC Flat 6.


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 Post subject: Re: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:01 pm 
Wow stripped down to a shell in no time A.Very nice keep the pics a comin.You
need my big bro JJ out on the trail snappin photo's when she is all done :2up:


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Progress is gonna be slow. BUT I will post pics of what I do.

Next week I will be getting and tearing down a donor SVX. Then I needs to get some steel and get some parts ordered.

For sure on the pics when it's done.

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tearing down an svx? that's a car I've always wanted...sexy...and rare...

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tearing down an svx? that's a car I've always wanted...sexy...and rare...



All I want is the motor and the wiring harness.

For a small fee you coud have the rest. the buy a wrecked wrx and swap the drivetrain from the wrx to the svx.

Then you'd have a svwrx!


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 Post subject: Re: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:57 am 
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Ok, so it's been a while. I got the svx stripped down and have trying to sell parts to people which have proved difficult so I am done with it. It will go to the scrap soon too.

I also have been collecting steel and have the plate to make the eg33 to ea D/R trans and have the template made as well. It's back up on stands now and I started locatind the 2x4 frame rails.


Honestly the easiest subie motor I have ever pulled. 3 hours and out without killinh myself.

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I win. :) All the wirings out.

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So I am still working on it. I'll post pics and progress as soon as I have more.


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holy "where do all them parts go" batman

wow how the hell do you remember where it all goes?????
nice job keep up the pics

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tellozzy wrote:
holy "where do all them parts go" batman

wow how the hell do you remember where it all goes?????
nice job keep up the pics



See the blue tape? A whole roll of tape and lotsa pics.


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:45 pm 
Wow you got ambition buddy :2up:
I had to ask my brother if Chris had a beard WTF that's crazy!


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I have more ambition than time. LOL!

Chris's beard was off the hook. He is clean shaven now.


I got some more done but don't have pics loaded yet. I started getting the adapter plate hogged out. I am making it from a 5/8" piece of steel plate. I had to torch the basic design out and now I just need to clean it up and get it drilled and fly cut it down to 1/2".

I seriously need a nice big bandsaw but the old torch did really well.

C henry had no small pieces of 1/2. Everything was more or less. But the piece I got was only about $15 so bonus there.


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Got the ea flywheel and old clutch and pp mounted. Bolted right up.

Test bolting the motor and trans to see whats needed.


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progress is being made huh? looks good....

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 Post subject: Re: GODZIRRA! Subaru Legacy Project.
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Slow but sure.

I got the adapter plate almost done. I just need to drill the holes yet. I also got the frame rails laid out and placed under the car. I need to make some brackets to bolt the body to the frame but it's looking good.

Main frame rails are comprised of 2x4 1/4 wall with 2x2 1/4 wall cross braces that will be gusseted. I only have 2 cross braces in for now because I need to get the front and rear areas figured out and how hight they need to ramp up toward the body.

Also I figured out a dandy deal for rock sliders. I am gonna cut out the existing rockers and fit in some square tube and run brace bars inside the car. These will not only be support for the rocksliders but give me a solid bolt thru point from the body to the new "frame".

I did have a breakthru on the drivetrain. Sadly I have decided that subie diffs are not gonna cut it. I am gonna run ford 8.8 IRS diffs. The options for gear ratios and lockers is huge. Plus they are cheaper and a bit more compact than the subie diffs.

Depending on the GR I run in the diffs this thing is gonna be a crawler for sure with the reductiion from the subie 4lo trans and the 6.xx:1 kit in the suzuki xfer case.

So now it will be subie,chevy,suzuki, and ford. :eyebrows:



I'll get pics up when I can.


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Sounds a lot like my suzuki, chevy, Jeep, International.
:? Hmm.... where to get parts from next.

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nice :tu2:

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Body and frame become 1.

I got two rear mounts made and bolted on. The car needs to go up a bit further... But it's starting to look like something.

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Obviously the frame rails are not done but a good start.


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so the last few days i have seen you i think. 1 of my boys goes to the church across from ya there. so was that you this morning in the white one or the the silver 1 that went flyin by? bout 8:45 or so 9 maybe.

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so the last few days i have seen you i think. 1 of my boys goes to the church across from ya there. so was that you this morning in the white one or the the silver 1 that went flyin by? bout 8:45 or so 9 maybe.



Yeah that was me. I usually don't speed down old trail at all but it was clear and my son giggles when I accelerate and brake hard. Makes me laugh too.


I need to get back on this... I was in vegas for over a week and now I also got 2 3500lb axels and stuffs to make a trailer. I also need to get some stuff done to the rally x car before the season starts...

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Somethings is missing? hrmmmmm

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Update!

Ok, so I have been busy selling all of my crap to thin down my project workload as it seems that I have no time whatsoever.

I also made some descisions on the drive train. I can no longer believe that the d/r subie 5spd will work and I was looking at ideas for a REAL RWD trans and I wanted an auto too.

So the good old reliable THM350 came to mind. Then i figured why bother with the divorced case....

So I post on here and start looking....

Well yesterday I picked up a super cheap th350 and an np203 case. PERFECT! Thanks to xjtrey!

So today I started setting the motor(still the 3.3 h6) and the trans together to start making a template. It's gonna be tricky but it should work out fine. Just need to do ome math on the flexplate-hub to the subaru crank and figure out a starter location.

So it starts again....I really want to have this in a full roller by the end of the summer...


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Well, no roller by the end of the year. Lot's going on. I have been making progress but it has been slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Pics:

The THM350, xfer case in the back ground:

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The "hub": All machining done by me. Tons and tons of hours...

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Hub in place;

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Trans side:

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Mini High torque offset starter, universal mount:

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1st attempt (10 min) at cutting with the plasma cutter, header flange. Needs cleaned up but not bad for 10 min. :)

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New toy: Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 100. Works awesome got a hell of a deal, couldn't pass it up.

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So there we go. Hopefully cutting the adapter plate tomorrow. Cutting 3/4 plate should be interesting.


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Got the plate all cut out and cleaned up. I have to cut out the center yet and get the holes drilled and trim what i don't need. Good day though.


Starting out:
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Almost done:

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All in all it took about 10-15 mins to cut out. YAY!


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:eek:OH NOES! I has erl leak!:lol:


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Had to clearance the oil pan to fit the starter.

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Still needs cleaned up and leak tested but I am getting there. I'll do some more cutting on the adapter later this week.


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:? madness I tell you, madness :?

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:? madness I tell you, madness :?

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Thanks!

Once I get the driveline together the madness will become more swift and more extreme.

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i want a ride in godzirra ahhhhhh when you get it done!

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nice fab work :2up: stoked to see the progress

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Keep up the good work & the pics!! I'm thoroughly enjoying watching the progress on this.

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Thanks for all the great comments all. I really appreciate it. This thing is an undertaking for sure.

Here are a couple of my scale blueprints. I have quite a few so far...


Rear of motor:
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Motor/trans/flywheel overlay:
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This is some of what is taking a lot of time. It helps a lot for quick reference on measurements...


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So I got all the trans holes drilled and tapped in the plate, I also got it all cut out to size and sorta cleaned up.

Next will be the motor holes and the hole for the starter. Then the two should be together. YAY!

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So it's official. The motor and the trans are one unit. I just need to finish up the starter mounting, and turn some dowels for the dowel holes to finish it off.

Soon it's gonna find it's way over to he car to start fianlly laying out the frame rails and engine mounts/crossmember/trans mount. :)


"PLATE" BOLTED TO THE TRANS AND THE HUB ON THE TRANS:
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"PLATE" HUB/FLEXPLATE BOLTED TO THE MOTOR:
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TOGETHER:

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:02 pm 
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I got the starter mounted and tested today. YES! I also had some time to see what this is gonna look like. I "placed" the motor and trans to see where they set. I need to take out the pitch stop mount ad some of the trans tunnel. I want the motor up about 3-4 more inches....

Me tapping: BOOOring: Kinda cool pic though...
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Almost home:
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In this pic, you can also see, that is about how wide the wheels will set...(i have a lot to do...)
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In this side pic, just for reference. The car will set aboout 2 feet higher. :)
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at thing is just gonna be plain crazy ....and wow on the fab work very impresses

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^ thanks!
I made some room for my creation. New trans tunnel anyone? LOL!

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Motor mounts are built.
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I also got my diff, 8.8 ford irs, 3.08 gear ratio for now, 4.56 ring and pinion on the way.

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So friday I am gonna start on the front frame rails and hopefully get the motor setting on it's own. :)


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Looking sweet! Nice fab work too. Don't get burnt out!

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Thanks! I don't think I'll get burnt out. I wish I had more time to spend on it.

I did however do some calculations on crawl ratio, gear ratio stuff. I am gonna need to make my np203 into an 203/205 doubler. That will give me a 45.xx:1 low ratio. It's not a awesome rock crawler ratio of course but I think that will give me a good all around low gear. Now I just need to find the correct 205.


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Started a thread looking for a viable NP205.

I also kicked an email to Branik to see if they sell/have sold/ want to sell kits for doublers. I'd rather buy local. :)


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Some work on the front frame. Also some death metal artistry that will be added throughout. My theme is Godzllia so I figured diamond for reptile like feel. The front death catchers will make diamonds with the rear...

All of the metal so far is 1/4 wall so strength and stiffness should be good. I still have tons of gusseting and fishplates on all of the 90 degree planes but it's a start.

Just fyi the motor mounts will be right on top of the two long front rails... It will b easier to see once I get more done.


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SUBARU? wrote:
All of the metal so far is 1/4 wall so strength and stiffness should be good.


That thing is going to be heavy! Looks good though!

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'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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kennedy wrote:
SUBARU? wrote:
All of the metal so far is 1/4 wall so strength and stiffness should be good.


That thing is going to be heavy! Looks good though!



I am thinking it will be a bit on the pigish side.

The 1/4 wall is just for the main structure. The rest will be lighter material. Being IRS/IFS I need things in the middle not to move around.

Right now I'd guess the frame will be about 500 lbs. That includes the front and rear cradles. I am hoping to keep my sprung weight about 2.5 - 3k lbs.

It's gonna be close. I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to save weight and add asthetic value to the frame later.


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Ok so the motor mounts are solid now. I still need to build the trans mount. Waiting on parts. I also need to add some gussts to the motor mounts which I will later...

Ordered some qa1 heims, should be here next week.

Decided to get her up about where she is gonna set. I need to have it up to get the lower front cradle area setup.

The pics are really close to how high it will set when it's finished(just keep in mind, I am 6'2" :) ). Since I seem to never be able to use my "lift" money for a lift, I went with the poor mans approach for now. $20 in cinder blocks. :)

So I am also thinking of stepping up the tire size a bit too. Depends on a few things to be determined later. 37's now maybe.... Just a thought

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why so high?

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'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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kennedy wrote:
why so high?


Also wondering

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I need room for the tires to move. It is actually closer to full droop the way it is setting right now.


It will be easier to see once the cradles are built and the a arms and knuckles are on. I will still only have 18"ish under the cradles.


Those tires are also only 32" because of the wear. I am gonna run 35's and this is also why I am thinking a taller tire if I have enough room for them to move.

I still have a lot of measuring and building to do but it is making progress.


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Since you're building your own suspension, couldn't you set it up to allow for more droop, and not as much compression, this would help you sit a bit lower and keep your center of gravity down.

Anyhow, its looking good, love the uniqueness

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'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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I agree, this things gonna be killer on the cool scale

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kennedy wrote:
Since you're building your own suspension, couldn't you set it up to allow for more droop, and not as much compression, this would help you sit a bit lower and keep your center of gravity down.

Anyhow, its looking good, love the uniqueness


Your right I can set it up how I want it. The problem I am having right now is getting the sweet spot between ride height andnd suspension travel.

I simply don't have all the numbers figured yet. I have 40 degrress of travel from top to bottom and I want to utilize all of it if possible.

I am thinking it will drop quite a bit yet but i still have to build the lower cradles.

It is still an evolving process and I do really aprreciate the comments. It helps a lot!


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So from my calculations what your seeing above will be almost the bottom travel of the wheel.

I will have 31" of wheel travel if I max my cv joints. I am gonna back that down to about 24" for some longevity and less stress on the cv's.

So each tire will be able to travel in a total 2 foot. I am thinking of setting my ride height with about 6-8" of up travel and the rest in droop. I still have some calculations and drawings to finish but It' starting to look the way I want it to on paper.

Now just to build it all. ;)

Here is a good example of what my front end will sorta look like when it's done, and what it can do. :)

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So me and the whole fam have been sick so not much has been done. I did get the trans mount finished and some more sheetmetal out of the way. Also started fitting the xfer case. This case is the same length as the final doubler that will be in here when i'm done.

Also got a local line on an np205 xfer case, just need to order the doubler kit and i can start putting that together too.

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Gonna try to save the baller ass red sparkle shifter on the transfer case and use it for something. :)


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SUBARU? wrote:
Gonna try to save the baller ass red sparkle shifter on the transfer case and use it for something. :)

DUDE! you have to !

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Looking great!

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actually i sold you the kick ass ball shifter and threw the transfercase in for free because its pimp lol

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Agree! love

You will get credit always for the shifter. Once I clean it up I'll just engrave your name there for posterity. :lol:

I'm just hoping this np205 works out. I'm going friday to check it out. He wants $400 which is high, but I'm gonna see. I'm gonna offer $200 and see where it goes. I really don't want to pay over $300 especially if it looks as old as it is.

It's still gonna need cleaned up and regasket'd. Also still have to get the adapter(which I could make myself just don't think the time spent would be worth it).

I am hoping when all is said and done I can have the doubler together for about $800ish.


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So I screwed up. The whole time I was working I was thinking I was missing something.

Yeah, the damn xfer case sets too high. So my solution.

I flipped the frame over to gain som clearence on the motor and dropped the motor and trans down 4". I also rotated the xfer case 180 degrees. When I get the doubler plate with the 2 " up rotation on the front output it will set it right in line with my fron't diff. I my still have to notch the front crosmember a tiny bit to clear the ds but it should be good.

So the trand mount is basically trash and I have to start over there but thats it so...

I will get pics soon but basiclly it looks the same only with a lower COG. so thats good right? lol!


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did ya end up getting the 205 case

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Not yet. The guy I am getting it from parts out tons of chevys as a part time job. He has it, I just need to find time to go get/look at it and try to talk him down some...

Since the 203 is the same size as the doubler I just used it to temp mockup when I realized the fubar.


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