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#1 Red0ktober

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

I have an EA81T Wagon with a blown engine, and in the same garage I have a low mile 200HP 3.5L V6 (LX9) from a 2005 Chevy. I have no use for either of them, so why not do something stupid...

I'm thinking of using a T5 transmission from a Camaro which will bolt to the engine. Or Isuzu used a Borg Warner 5-speed in their 2WD trucks that is also compatible. Or if I want to be a madman, I have an Isuzu MUA5 with married transfer case. ;)

So, my first question: What will need done to delete the front drive?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

Or maybe I will just set this whole thing on an Isuzu Trooper frame, that might be easier...

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:57 PM

Project Isuzubaru will be commencing shortly. I'm going to block up the body and drop the subframes soon. I took some measurements today, it looks very doable.

My '83 Turbo Wagon
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My '89 Trooper (on 30x9.5 tires, with blown engine)
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My 200hp 3.5 V6 (GM LX9) engine.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:34 PM

Ill watch this thread :) it might be pretty cool :)

Might also be a pain in the rump roast.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:55 PM

I don't know about the rate of progress, but I have all the parts and it could be pretty cool. I haven't welded much since taking a few years of metal shop in high school. I'm going to pick up some equipment and see what I can do. :D

I have the subbie up on blocks now. This is a 235/75R15 on an Isuzu 15x7 alloy. Wheel will actually be rearward a bit and fender trimmed but I've figured that's roughly the height it will sit. Maybe a little higher.
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Now I have to drop the subframes and other bits off the Subaru, and knock the body off my parts Trooper.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:57 PM

Empty Canvas.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:23 AM

Have you Figured out how to Fit the V6 There? Does it Fit?

You'll Build a Custom Engine Mounts + Crossmember, isn't it?

Good Luck!
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:35 AM

I'm just going to mount the Subaru body on a 4x4 Isuzu frame. The engine bay would be too shallow to take a V6 on it's own.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:26 PM

This will be interesting. Im assuming the EA81 body is lighter than the Izuzu?

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

I'm assuming that too, but I don't know. I've been distracted by a boat that I'm trying to get running for my brother, so I haven't been working on the Subaru much.

I've actually removed most of what I'm going to remove on the Subaru, I need to pull the Isuzu frame now to see exactly how things will line up.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

v6 should fit.. i put a brat on 75 bronco frame and the 302 v8 fits in engine bay with some mods to right frame rail narrowing... has mustang headers. maybe with difrent manifolds no frame mods would be neccassry . my next attempt will be v8 drag brat..... sleeper style . will look stock and slow till i gas it:Flame:

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:26 PM

Do you have any pics of this build?




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