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Subaru Based Buggies , lets build a few


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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

I would like to make a bunch of Subaru based buggies , basically take one Doner car a EA81 or EA82 , make a light steel framework of tubing, add all the Stock subaru components , add some fiberglass panels and or steel or aluminum panels, we could use my shop , if I had say 3-5 guys that could dedicate 1 or 2 nights a week we could design and build them in a batch , would need money up front to buy all the supplies, you provide your own Doner car, my personal favorite would be a EA82 with dual range and add a EJ22

something like these, that you guys think? anyone in NW WA that would be interested ?

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#2 gwilson87

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:51 AM

It's times like this that make me hate not living up in washington...

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:45 PM

If only i wasn't poor and had a garage. This would be freaking sweet!:banana:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

Here's how one was done.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:24 AM

If I had the time and money I'd make some trips up for this.

And Bash, the first pic I was like "Oh no...." then I scrolled down and that is pretty sweet. :) Looks like something you'd buy at the local ATV shop.
Only better. :grin:

#6 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

Here's how one was done.



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very nice , now were talkin

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:16 PM

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I like how that design utilizes the floorpan. That would make building a buggy so much easier than tube alone! What's the powerplant?

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:50 AM

very nice , now were talkin


Talking about the blonde in the back of the jeep? =)...ohhh right the buggy, yea

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:53 AM

the last one pictured is pretty cool.kinda like a manx.but, it needs more crossbracing to be totally safe...:)cheers, brian

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:54 AM

So why not build one of these like the sand rail guys do and put the engine in the rear and make it RWD??:headbang:

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#11 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:02 AM

use the chunk of body with the engine, suspension, controls (steering,footpedals, shifter),floor for your feet,also with the Vin # on the engine side firewall , that way it could be licensed or get a ORV permit

mount radiator up behind engine for better aproach angle
rectangular and square tubing for base frame, round tubing for uppper cage

first one modified stock sheet metal , next ones fiberglass panels ( build molds off first ones dimensions )

80" wheelbase
27-29" tires
2 or 4 seats

#12 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:03 AM

So why not build one of these like the sand rail guys do and put the engine in the rear and make it RWD??:headbang:

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different animal, would like 1 doner car

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:20 AM

That's sweet, I would love to have a toy like that. What type of donor car are you looking for?

#14 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

that's sweet, i would love to have a toy like that. What type of donor car are you looking for?



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#15 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:09 AM

Started #1

shortened EA82 silver turbo wagon 20" so 77" wheelbase, lookin at 2" lift at front struts, goin to go look at some Boat seats, would like light weight and water proof, will run the 27" TSLs , this things being built out of extra junk just laying around so EA82 engine with weber carb, 4 Speed Dual range from a EA81, EA81 clutch, think Ill go with a pink and purple paint for the girl , would like it runnin in 2 weeks

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:05 AM

Sounds like fun. I live too far away to help you out though. I'll keep an eye out for donor cars though. I know the pick a part here in tumwater has some good subaru stuff. Let me know what your looking for and i'll go see if they have it.

#17 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:53 AM

. I know the pick a part here in tumwater has some good subaru stuff. Let me know what your looking for and i'll go see if they have it.


I need EA82 Flywheels and a few pressure plates and discs

#18 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:57 PM

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got a 2 week deadline to beat it in the woods, will maybe leave the dash and windshield for now but plans are to remove them

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:30 AM

I live too far away to help you out though.


Wuss! :lol: Just carpool up there with me ;) I seem to head up there fairly frequently...

Man Scott, how many projects you got going? Where did this one come from? Looks like your missing parts of your subaru though :lol: Can't wait to see this one done!

#20 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:31 AM

Man Scott, how many projects you got going?



too many :eek: thats why I need some help. :eek:

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:36 PM

Builds like this are why I love this website. Are there any other pics of the tan subaru buggy?


You better finish this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#22 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:33 AM


You better finish this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




engine and trans are in , now to start the build up, up untill now its just been a tear down, got a Webered EA82 , hope to run it without any computer, may mount the rad as shown behind engine, or stock location raised up for better aproch angle,
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:39 AM

I really like where this is going :grin: I can already start to see it. Good job man!

Looks like you will have little bit more wiring for me as well, but luckily no EJ swap stuff/fuel injection :lol: Good stuff!

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:45 AM

i mite have a Ea82 pending title. but it doesn't have a tranny.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:29 PM

I would definitely do this if the following things could be accomplished (pretty easy stuff) :
- keep it legal for road use (throw on some LED turn signals, brake lights, etc)
- Keep it highway driveable (easy)
- make a flip-down windshield for off-road use
- 4 seats!

I would totally sacrifice a EA82 car for that if I could keep driving it on the street...




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