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Drive line and Crossmember Q's

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#1 [HTi]Johnson


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Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:38 AM

Alright. Sorry for bugging you all about this. My car (4wd 3AT 83 SUBE GL) is getting worse and the only thing hold me back are getting a driveline, clutch pack, and crossmember. I just round up the pedals, tranny, console, shifter, 4wd lever (and bracket, GD), and clutch cable.

I searched the forums for about 20 mins and couldn't find out what crossmember and driveline to use for my 1983 3AT to 4spd D/R conversion. My car already has the 3.9 Rear Diff also.

Thanks. [HTi]Johnson

P.S. I will be making a very detailed "How to..." manual on the conversion. If my camera man doesn't flake out.

#2 mudrat79



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Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:46 AM

Come by the Shop, I'll show you whats Needed...Might even have the parts laying around.....????

Nite, John

#3 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:50 AM

I *think* your driveline is the right one. I don't recall there being a difference between auto and stick drivelines on the EA81. If there is, I have a manual one here - needs a u-joint, but should be fine otherwise.

Talking to Turbone, I do recall that the leading rod plates as well as the cross-member are different, so you'll have to find both. I have that stuff too.

I think I can hook you up if you can toss a few $$ my way - just for my time. If you come up here we can pull the parts.

I have a complete good clutch and flywheel in my garage - just checked. I would reccomend a new disc tho. This one is worn down a bit. Would get you moving tho.


#4 [HTi]Johnson


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Posted 15 August 2004 - 04:14 AM

So an Auto driveline mught be the same as a D/R driveline? Oh, I'm still on the lookout for your RX tranny. I've been assuming manual, right?

Mudrat, you have a PM

#5 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 15 August 2004 - 01:04 PM

Yeah - manual RX tranny. Auto's were very limited in the RX's, and I no want auto.

HTi - you have a PM.


#6 subaru_styles


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Posted 15 August 2004 - 04:35 PM

HTI- i still have a bunch of parts off my RX if you like

#7 Bratwerst


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Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:10 PM

I'll be doing a full write-up with pics as well. If I remember correctly here's what I've gathered:

Physical changes - need to cut shifter hole in floor larger, need the 4WD linkage bracket welded/bolted/etc into place, need to bypass the starter lock-out (this is what makes it so you dont accidently try and start your car when your in gear)

PARTS: (from 4spd dual-range car)
4spd Dual-range + linkage
Tranny X-member, mounts, and the tranny-to-mount brackets
Pedal cluster
clutch cable
speedo cable
3.9 Rearend
4WD linkage bracket (spot welded to tranny tunnel on the interior of the cab)
the rubber boot for the stick/4WD linkage
metal bracket that holds down said boot
4WD center console

*I have both, but will try using the automatic driveline to see if it'll work

OPTIONAL: Hill-holder equipment from an 82+ GL 4WD

I miss anything?

- Erik - Tacoma, WA -

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