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#1 redrum3433

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:48 PM

So I have a Blazer at my house that i do not use... it can fit 38''s under it... The subaru wheel base is exactly 10" shorter than the Blazer.... So some work from a good old plasma cutter and we will possibly be seing a Subaru on 38"s. Im getting all gitty.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:08 AM

um... what other runnin gear you packin? hope you got gears, a tcase and solid axles or somethin other than the stock subaru axles... and brakes for sure.. what all you got into this rig?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:16 AM

Um, from the sounds of it, the only thing thats really going to be Subaru is the body. Like pull all the suspension and stuff out from under the Soob, then pull the body off the GM pile*, then bolt the Sube body onto the frame. Hook up all the essentials, cut a little here, bang with a hammer there. . . . .


* Sorry, I have a real love/hate relationship with GM products. I love the fact that they are such piles that they break down way too much, thus giving me stuff to work on and make money. However, I do hate working on them, almost everything about them is backwards, or just messed up.

Although it would be kewl to see a Soob on 38's, I say go for it, if ya got the time and the skills then it shouldn't be too big of a problem. Just hook the brakelines to the Soob master cylinder. Swap over what wireing is needed to get the motor to work right. Fab up an adapter to hook the Soob steering column to the steering box. Make/modify the body mounts to bolt into where the suspension did on the body. It's a 3 day weekend, lets see some pics on Monday.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:05 PM

Sounds like it will be like the delorian on huge mudders. Go for it! I don't see why you don't just use the blazer body though?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:08 PM

I don't see why you don't just use the blazer body though?Today 04:16 AM


probably because he is the same as me and likes the sooby body but hates the sooby problems, i personally have had the hood up on mine so many times that ive thought about removeing it completely just so i dont have to have it up constantly lol.
im assuming since you are saying its 10 inches shorter you are probably talking about a s10 blazer? i say go for it i think it would be fun to have a subaru with a real rumble and some horsepower, ive toyed with the idea myself a few times but every time some good donor vehicle stuff comes up for sale im always too broke to get it.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:14 PM

ok, if its an s10, 38s wont fit. if they did, you would break everything.

subarus offroad way better than an s10. just lift the subaru...

anybody that has to work on a subaru very much, is just a poor mechanic. they are the easiest thing tp work on.

gms are for chumps

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:19 PM

anybody that has to work on a subaru very much, is just a poor mechanic. they are the easiest thing tp work on.


as far as im concerned you can just KMA considering every time something breaks its something different, and gee it seems funny every other car i own and work on runs perfect!!!!

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:50 PM

well IMO, i've only had to work on my subie very little in the last 11 years i've owned it ya there was 2 stints here and there where a total of 2 1/2 years i didn't own it but i always bought it back because it is a great car. its only been lifted for a little over a year now and i've only broke 3 different ( strut mount no big deal, stub axle, possibly trans.-not sure had axle problems too but did replace anyway) things wheeling and this is all hard wheeling, no gravel roads and minor pothole s**t. all the other work that i have done on it was because of my dumb rump roast trying to modify something to make it higher or bigger then it was before and all that extra work wasn't much either.

so what i'm trying to say is that there must be some other issues present for someone to be constantly working on these cars, i don't think its the cars fault all by itself.

edited sorry lost track of what this thread was all about.

also, as far as the conversion goes. ya that would be cool to see if you could get them to fit but they won't. but i wouldn't do it either, i'm a gm fan just not the newer ones and i haven't been impressed with the s10 lately since i work on them too.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 12:21 AM

Its actually a 78 K5... it has a 327, edelbrock carb and heads. 3/4 ton axles and ill i am doing is cutting the body lift off and putting the sooby on top. Not too big of a project. Should be fun... and the only reason i am doing this is cuz i wanna see a subaru on 38's. I understand that it is not a real subaru and that saddens me... but come on... 38's. I truly do love subarus i have another one and have owned other besides the current one. Great cars... i absolutley love them. but again i must say...38' boggers!

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:16 PM

Its actually a 78 K5... it has a 327, edelbrock carb and heads. 3/4 ton axles and ill i am doing is cutting the body lift off and putting the sooby on top. Not too big of a project. Should be fun... and the only reason i am doing this is cuz i wanna see a subaru on 38's. I understand that it is not a real subaru and that saddens me... but come on... 38's. I truly do love subarus i have another one and have owned other besides the current one. Great cars... i absolutley love them. but again i must say...38' boggers!

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I am down with it. It would definatly be the most off road capable subaru out there. Lockers front and rear, a v-8, big tires...who cares if the drivetrain isnt stock. Its the body I like.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:21 PM

When it comes to real off-roading, how many vehicles are really what they appear to be anyway?

By the time your done with modifications, with an off-roader, who's to say what it is?

Modify away,
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#12 iluvdrt

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:37 PM

When it comes to real off-roading, how many vehicles are really what they appear to be anyway?

By the time your done with modifications, with an off-roader, who's to say what it is?

Modify away,
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LOL, I know, especially with those tube buggies. It'll have 3' of original frame, and the grill, and be called a 1942 FJ-40.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:43 PM

do it man....i have heard of a guy around town that did it ,exactly what you are saying .i hav enot seen it , but i would love to.....

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

I am here to officially welcome myself back to the subaru world, after being gone so long.

This project, as well as DeathHatch's monster hatch on 35's with toyota axles, Divorced Tcase, Toy power steering and linkages, but alll subaru other than that, are both of my friends vehicles. They are currently sitting side by side in my backyard, under a large RV style tent/garage. Deathhatches progress is slowed due to the fact that he has a little honda hatchback that he keeps unjustifyingly modifying, and it leaves no money for his hatch.

The plan for the Monsteroo (redrum's official project name) is to not just "hillbilly" the subaru body onto the blazer frame, but instead chop the frame 10" so both vehicles wheelbases will be matched, and channel the subaru body on to it. it will be a much more time consuming process, but the end result shall be beautiful. Thats all im going to say for now, as i will let the pictures later on speak for themselves. Its going to be a number of firsts, and seconds(behind deathhatches) in the subaru world.

Hope to see you all at WCSS8

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:34 PM

better rethink that name mate.......i have copyrights.......:drunk:

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

yes this is true but now i am not puting any money into my honda unless need be..(daily driver) and my hatch will soon be on the road and better yet the mud.

I am here to officially welcome myself back to the subaru world, after being gone so long.

This project, as well as DeathHatch's monster hatch on 35's with toyota axles, Divorced Tcase, Toy power steering and linkages, but alll subaru other than that, are both of my friends vehicles. They are currently sitting side by side in my backyard, under a large RV style tent/garage. Deathhatches progress is slowed due to the fact that he has a little honda hatchback that he keeps unjustifyingly modifying, and it leaves no money for his hatch.

The plan for the Monsteroo (redrum's official project name) is to not just "hillbilly" the subaru body onto the blazer frame, but instead chop the frame 10" so both vehicles wheelbases will be matched, and channel the subaru body on to it. it will be a much more time consuming process, but the end result shall be beautiful. Thats all im going to say for now, as i will let the pictures later on speak for themselves. Its going to be a number of firsts, and seconds(behind deathhatches) in the subaru world.

Hope to see you all at WCSS8

-Jay



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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:56 PM

The plan for the Monsteroo (redrum's official project name) is to not just "hillbilly" the subaru body onto the blazer frame, but instead chop the frame 10" so both vehicles wheelbases will be matched, and channel the subaru body on to it. it will be a much more time consuming process, but the end result shall be beautiful


thats about the general idea of the same exact thing im planning to do, though i havent factered in any cutting of frames or anything since im still undecided as to what powerplant and frame i will use,or for that matter if it will be 4wd or rwd, i do plan on working to get the frame and body to blend together though as i never liked the look of seeing the frame a foot below the body and the curve of the frame tells you that it doesnt belong.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

Ya thats just how i feel. i hate seeing that frame underneith.. thats why im building mine of the unibody :D looks bad rump roast

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:03 PM

by the time your done with it is it even gonna look like a subaru???




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