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Putting an EA81 hatch on a frame
Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:37 AM
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:05 PM
Hey sarge This is Jerry, yes i am doing a suzuki sammy frame on my hatch now. I had to add 13 inches in it and the sammy frame fits inside of the subaru frame. I am hoping to have it all done for the show this year, it's going to wild. Thanks Jerry
That sounds awesome!
Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:25 PM
how about a geo tracker frame? i hear those 1.6's they have in those, with a 5speed d/r is pretty bulletproof. plus it would be good on gas. those trackers have a solid rear axle and manual front lock in hubs with independent axles. just a thought....
Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:46 PM
I really want to use a Jeep frame cuz of the extensive off road market for them. My goal is pretty much build a monster Jeep with a subaru body and some of my own custom add-ons.
Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:25 PM
might be easiest to just relocate the rear axle to suit the body?
a wagon would be pretty sweet on a toyota frame.
is it easy to keep the body low or do you have to like cut out the trans tunnel?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:56 PM
the yj and tj are both 93.4"
these are wheelbase numbers.
now on a brat it is only a 3.3 inch difference.
on a hatch it would be around 93.3
good luck.....and oh yeah........searching is aloud:grin:
Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:32 PM
So with the wheel bases you are sayin that a YJ and TJ are pretty darn close to a hatch? I plan on body dropping the hatch on the frame and loading up the suspension. I don't know about the tranny tunnel.
Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:43 PM
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:30 AM
There are these shops that can extend or shorten your drive shafts. A job like this will require ALOT of custom work, so you will have alot more to worry about than just driveshafts.
The plan was to chop everything off the Roo from the firewall forward. mount the Roo on the frame. Tube frame the front end and hang sheetmetal when all is done. My main concerns were driveshaft, steering, pedals, tranny tunnel. what else do you have to add to my list of worries?
Posted 21 June 2006 - 06:51 AM
Yeah, I'd like to go to the show, but it probably won't be this year. I am in school at Nashville Auto-Diesel College and I will be here until October. When you lengthen the Sammy frame, what drive shaft do you use? won't that make the sammy shaft too short? Any idea how much too wide the jeep frame is?
Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:48 AM
Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:11 AM
anyway, I don't mind the choppin' and as long as the jeep frame ain't wider than the actual car.... I'll make the neccessary sacrifices to do it, Since I was 13 I've always wanted a Subaru 4.0L with like 36"s. And about the suspension, I have that under control. It's a secret recipe one of my buddies uses and I don't want to let it out until I know if it works on the Jeep-a-Roo.
Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:10 PM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:37 AM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:52 AM
i am still trying to find one i can measure in person without the owner coming unglued from me getting up under their car..... maybe jerry can give you the actual frame width of a sammy.........
i have a bare frame I dont need
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