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#51 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:46 PM

Why would you want to go back? This is evolution!
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:49 PM

I keep drooling at this:
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wow!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

I keep drooling at this:
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wow!


the t-case mounts, or the tube embedded into the stock frame rails?

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:12 PM

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Build pix look great, but I can't wait to see pix of this thing in action!!!!!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:17 PM

Both in my case!!:slobber: The idea of the tube embedded into the frame rails is really a good idea even on a stock suby. It would offer protection and help strengthen the chassis. And for those with rusty spots on their frame rails then it would work there as well!


It would add quite a bit of strength to a stock soob, but FYI it's a b*%#h to weld the sheetmetal to the .120 wall tubing. If it's rusty, it'll be that much more fun! There are several layers there toward the front body mounts. Mick's rails were actually separated from the floor pan at the back from previous 'wheeling incidents, so I beat them back down and drilled for new plug welds. It's not completely welded yet, and I plan on filling in the gaps and the burn holes when I switch back to the .023 wire in the welder (after the rest of the fab is done). One really nice thing about the subframe is that there are plenty of options as to where to put the jack now!!:grin:

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

damn good job mate,i am coming up with a crossmember idea myself right now as well.what size is the plate you used for the actual mounts?i am trying to figure out what i have downstairs to use.
and do you think mick will be going through engine mounts the way you have it setup?any added stresses,etc....cheers, brian

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:20 PM

some nice work. looks like a one of a kind build, that looks to be coming along nicely so far. If you ever want to do more fabrication, I would love a roll bar for my BRAT, that still fits under my topper, and maybe a front custom bumper.

Great work for Mick.
This is goning to be pretty kick butt trail rig.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:35 PM

damn good job mate,i am coming up with a crossmember idea myself right now as well.what size is the plate you used for the actual mounts?i am trying to figure out what i have downstairs to use.
and do you think mick will be going through engine mounts the way you have it setup?any added stresses,etc....cheers, brian


I'm assuming we're talking about the engine crossmember. The mounts are 1/8" thick, bent up on the sides in a press-brake. The sides being bent up are what give it it's strength.

In theory, there should be less stress on the engine mounts. Since the transfer case is divorce-mounted and gives additional gear reduction, the majority of the stress should be concentrated there. With that said, Mick and I talked about potential weak links when this is done and the only things I could think of were the original engine and transmission mounts. Mick said these were modified stock ones, with urethane added to them through some highly-secret process of which I'm not familiar.:)

The motor mounts are exactly in the same configuration and location as they were stock, I supported the engine and transmission, then removed the original crossmember and built the new and the mounts in place. The only reason we went with this new crossmember is to give us more room to clear things up front. The original had to support the engine, the rack & pinion, and the lower control arms. This one only has to support the engine.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:37 PM

some nice work. looks like a one of a kind build, that looks to be coming along nicely so far. If you ever want to do more fabrication, I would love a roll bar for my BRAT, that still fits under my topper, and maybe a front custom bumper.

Great work for Mick.
This is goning to be pretty kick butt trail rig.


Sure. You can PM me or get my contact info from Mick, thanks.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

You sir are an evil genius!:grin:

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

Is that a TT rear Disco I spy there:banana:. Possibly for proper Subaru turn around.....

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:23 AM

Is that a TT rear Disco I spy there:banana:. Possibly for proper Subaru turn around.....


right you are! for the sammy t-case with a toy flange on the back for the toy driveshafts....

#63 The Dude Abides

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:40 AM

Just paint it black play this song and be done with it.



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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:24 AM

the t-case mounts, or the tube embedded into the stock frame rails?


both! some awe-inspiring fabrication going on in that picture!


definitely going to have to make Castana now :banana:

too bad morgan doesn't have a wheeling rig anymore.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:32 PM

Every pic that gets posted makes me want this done to my GL more and more.

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Damn good job. :)

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:59 PM

both! some awe-inspiring fabrication going on in that picture!


definitely going to have to make Castana now :banana:

too bad morgan doesn't have a wheeling rig anymore.


What did Morgan do with his Sammy?

#67 Numbchux

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:25 AM

What did Morgan do with his Sammy?


he sold it. trying to be more financially stable. although he's daily driving an impreza these days.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:46 AM

Hay Mick, i hope your not planing on 35s. you relly need some 39.5 iroks or some 38 tsl's :grin::grin:

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 03:22 PM

:) the 35's will work just fine :)

I got my new fuel cell the other day too... a RCI 2171A

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:28 AM

Just found this thread and have to say that it's great to see someone doing what so many of us talked about but never did. Will be following the build with interest.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

:) the 35's will work just fine :)

I got my new fuel cell the other day too... a RCI 2171A


Pics? And where are you mounting it?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:06 AM

is that really the size of your exhaust because if it is, your gonna need a big flapper for the top.:)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 04:41 PM

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is that really the size of your exhaust because if it is, your gonna need a big flapper for the top.:)



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

thats not big enough

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:26 PM

so I don't think I ever laid out what all this build has, so here it goes....

Started with:
82 Brat, ea81 with ea71 pistons, Delta Cam, recurved Disty, weber with 155 mains, MSD 6A Ignition, Accel SuperCoil.
D/R 5 Speed from '89 Wagon.

Adding:
Samurai divorced t-case with stock gears.
Custom t-case cradle and mounts
Custom built subframe.
4 link rear, 3 link front suspensions
lower links are all the same length
some form of Jeep coil springs.
'87 Toyota 4 runner rear axle, 58" WMS
'85 Toyota pickup front axle, 55" WMS + 2" wheel spacers to make it 59"
'87 Toyota IFS steering box
105" wheelbase
Cragar Soft 8 wheels. 17x9 with 4" backspacing.
315/70R17 BFG All-Terrains (for now)
Trail Tough Rear Driveline Disconnect for Sammy t-case with Toyota driveshaft flange
4.10 Axle gears
Powertrax Lockright in rear
RCI 17 Gallon fuel cell
Custom rollbar integrated with subframe
Custom engine and trans crossmembers
'85 Toyota front and rear driveshafts to custom length.


will have a 52:1 crawl ratio with all stock gearing.

For brakes, the fronts will have vented rotors, and the rears will be disk as well (config up in air yet) and will use a Outback e-brake handle for the rear ebrakes.




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