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#1 bigo1966

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:33 AM

1986 Sedan, D/R,
225/70R15
4" lift from Bill "The Beast I drive" (heavy duty lift kit, very good quality)
6-Lug conversion, wheels off a wagoneer

Installing the lift kit wasent that bad. The worst part of it all was extending the steering shaft(steering is slightly off now, DANG) and it took 2 trys to extend the shift linkage correctly. Now it works fine. I was able to still use all the stock radiator hoses and heater core hoses.

Future plans include:
Long travel rear coil overs (delete current coil over lift brackets)
5" strut lift blocks(level up the car)
Custom exhaust
Paint
Stuff a 1100cc VMAX motor under the hood and get rid of the EA-82(summer)
Tube bumpers
Cut fenders and anything else.
Thats it for now.

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#2 BigAl

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:54 AM

Very nice start. Cool to see a local build too. I will have to come check this out when it starts getting a little warmer. :)

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:28 PM

Looks good, might need some better tires but, hell ya looks rad!!!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:04 PM

I've long wondered about putting a V-max engine in a small car. I almost bought an old Honda 600 when I was out in Washington just to try it with.

#5 bigo1966

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:11 PM

Im waiting for the engine swap before i buy tires. That way i can see what my crawl ratio will be which will influence my tire size.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:28 PM

if it is crest brown, I could use the bumpers! :D

no need for a jack :lol:

how didyou do the 6 lug conversion?

#7 bigo1966

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:11 PM

You can see in the pics the color. If you want them and pay for shipping ill ship them.

Do need for a jack?

The 6 lug isnt that bad, just time consuming. There are plenty of instructions out there.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:57 PM

What did those wheels come off of ?
The offset is ***************in! :)

#9 bigo1966

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:29 PM

Jeep Wagoneer.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:10 AM

Dude that sedan is the Shiznit!!!! Glad you like the lift! What color you gonna paint it? Not partial to the pink eh? :lol:
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:59 AM

For the paint ive decided on Gun metal metallic grey from the old trim lines up. Then hurculiner from there down.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:27 PM

theres something about coupes/sedans that are lifted that is just so awesome.The reverse is also true,lowered wagons look awesome too.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:28 PM

theres something about coupes/sedans that are lifted that is just so awesome.The reverse is also true,lowered wagons look awesome too.


I agree, I've always wanted a sedan all lifted with big tires! It looks good!!

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:35 PM

I agree, I've always wanted a sedan all lifted with big tires! It looks good!!


X2. One of these days I WILL do so, hopefully with a EA81 though.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:15 AM

i hate it,you could have gone so much farther with the tube....why didn't you build another one ?there were ideas to build upon,measurements already taken.......

waste of time to build something you KNOW you can build.unless it is just cherry,which the sedan is not.

just my opinion.your wasting potential.

cheers or not, brian

Edited by monstaru, 13 February 2009 - 12:18 AM.
forgot a major point.......potential


#16 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:43 AM

I would take it as more of a novelty item, one of those its cool because its mine things, like most of my rigs, they arent really anything special, but I love them cuz they are mine :banana: That and sometimes its nice to have a closed cabin, especially in the winter :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:27 AM

Thanks for the positive feedback. After I first saw pics of lifted sedans I knew that was the next project. Bill is right also; IT IS COOL cause its MINE! And wheeling in the winter with a open cabin sucks. But its hella fun in the summer. Also my garage isn’t built yet so an open cabin in a rain storm is a mess.

Brian: Do you ever read your emails before you post? You must have a lot of hate built up or something. It’s a “build thread” not a “look at my finished sedan thread” What do you know about me wasting my potential….that’s what I thought.

That’s what erks me about forums, you get people on here who have issues with themselves and take it out on others for no reason.

And we all know what opinions are like…..

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

i read them as i post.

i love myself(sometimes to much:lol:),and i still think you have more potential.

you can enclose a buggy.

well,sorry i was not stroking your ego like everyone else.i was just being honest.
you know what i hate about forums?that people can't take a nudge here and a nudge there.they are to serious.......

i thrive on brutal honesty,it is the only thing that makes me feel better inside.:rolleyes:
i wasna tryin to bash your ************ dude.it just seems to me like a step back in your progression grasshoppa.......

your right, it is a"build thread" and i'll be following it so i can steal your ideas.:)





oh, and everyone i know here thinks i am an *********************,so don't worry, we are covered :rolleyes:cheers, brian

Edited by monstaru, 13 February 2009 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:29 PM

Brian is a good guy and has gone out of his way to help me even though we live thousands of miles away, he is brutally honest and has strong opinions but I have never taken anything from it and I advise you to do the same, he means no harm, he just likes to poke!:lol:

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:44 PM

Brian is a good guy and has gone out of his way to help me even though we live thousands of miles away, he is brutally honest and has strong opinions but I have never taken anything from it and I advise you to do the same, he means no harm, he just likes to poke!:lol:



remember TROGDOR! ..... "I pokes badgers with spoons"

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:33 AM

i hate it,you could have gone so much farther with the tube....why didn't you build another one ?there were ideas to build upon,measurements already taken.......

waste of time to build something you KNOW you can build.unless it is just cherry,which the sedan is not.

just my opinion.your wasting potential.

cheers or not, brian



So we should all only build things things that challenge us, rather than build things we actually want to and/or would have fun building? That's silly.
Why do some members always want to turn what is supposed to be a fun, inclusive hobby into a contest?
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:15 PM

Today I hacked the front and rear fenders, removed the bumpers and started working on the custom rear coil overs. Here are a few pics and a video In the video i have a few questions about springs, cutting springs and spring rate.

Please post your thoughts and comments on building the coill over shock.


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:52 AM

Ok...here are the pics of the old vs new coil over shocks. With the old coilovers i had 3.5-4" of travel at the tire. With the new home made coilovers i now have 9-10" rear travel. They lighter spring could be a little stiffer....or ill just bob the rear to loose the extra weight. The 9-10" of travel might need a limiting strap. It depends on how soon i blow up the next rear CV.

4" lifted stock rear coil over.
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#24 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:06 PM

Lookin good man, I will have your new strut blocks for the front shipped out this week, still waitin for them to be blasted. I am considering buying back those rear blocks if you dont want to keep them, let me know :)
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:41 PM

Rear blocks are yours if you want them. The front 4" strut blocks will be available too.




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