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Guest Message by DevFuse

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EA81 suspension is DONE finally (minus paint):D

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#1 Caboobaroo


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 12:32 AM

Well yesterday, I finally got the driver side control arm welded up and bolted in. The wagon is back on 4 wheels and looks pretty nice. For the people who are just joining me, here is a basic run-down on what I have done to the '79 wagon.

First I stripped it of all of the EA71 front suspension except for the struts and the coils which I cut 3 of. Next I got a set of EA81 control arms, vented rotors, calipers, and hubs to go under it. I then made my own stabilizer bars since the EA81 stabilizer bars were too short to work. I weled them onto the control arms and bolted everything in and VOILA!!!

I have a new set of rotors and calipers to go on but I need to go pick them up. Now its time for a good cleaning and some paint. I also have a set of new ball joints to go on too. I am going to rebuild my steering rack here soon, put new tie rods and tie rod ends in it, clean the crossmember before I put my EA81TT in there. I also plan on doing some other stuff to the front end like new bushings but thats all going to be done in the 15 months in Wyoming.

#2 theDirtyRue


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Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:20 AM

Sounds cool, do you have some pics?

Did you say that you are going to drop in an ea81TT (is that twin turbo, or something esle?)


#3 Caboobaroo


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Posted 29 June 2004 - 12:21 PM

Sorry no pics yet of it unless you look here. This is only the passenger side but it gives you the same idea:D

Oh and about the EA81TT. Yes its going to be a twin turbo EA81 that I will start building here in about 2 months. I have the motor, wiring harness, ECU, fuel lines and the fuel pump for this project. They came out of a 1983 EA81T wagon. I am also dropping a d/r 4-speed manual behind it.

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