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Scott in Bellingham

Red Sedan Build , solid rear axle

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OK started a new build

Ive seen to many broken rear axles and stub shafts so this ones getting a small import truck rearend

 

 

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here it is in all its glory, been sitting a few, its a DL 2wd stick, has no engine or tranny , got it just down the road, a Free one, this is the good side other side was used for shotgun target practice,

 

Not sure how its all going to turn out but it will have a solid rear axle, looks like I may use a Datsun truck rearend thats what I have in the shop right now, may go with a toyota rear, the datsun ratio looks to be around 4.37 thats a guess , so with a 3.9 up front I could run 31s in the rear and 28s up front, looks like a 6-7" lift is in order, will move the front drive ahead 1- 1/2" moter options not sure its setup for the EA82 FI, I could stay with that, I have A EA81 I could plop in there or I could go the EJ22 route for starters I might keep it stock EA82 FI cause its all set up and I have a moter,

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I pulled it home with a towbar and I got about a mile down the road and it got really hard to pull, checked it out and the front passenger side brake disc was glowing red/orange and smokin so checked the E-brake it wasnt on so I thought about it and wondered if the hill holder was stuck, so I checked it and it was ,I released it and no probs after that,

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Hmm, this is going to be an interesting project. I am wondering on the rear suspension, Are you gonna use the leafs? or are you some how gonna try and retro-fit the Datsuns axle on to a trailing arm from a 4WD EA82? Take lots of pictures when you get into it :)

 

-Tom

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Gonna go full subframe and T-case I assume? Gonna be a sweet rig, I would use a 4 link with long coilovers for the rear, really no harder than making leaf springs fit... Easier in my opinion, especially with a full subframe.

 

-Bill

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Gonna go full subframe and T-case I assume? Gonna be a sweet rig, I would use a 4 link with long coilovers for the rear, really no harder than making leaf springs fit... Easier in my opinion, especially with a full subframe.

 

-Bill

 

will be 3 or 4 link with coils

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progress

 

 

looks like Im going with 31 x 11.5 -15 mud tires the rims are 8" wide with 3" back space as the datsun rearend is like 5 inch narrower then the soobs , will keep front stock soobie with 6-8 inch lift

 

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Yeah you don't fool around alright! Lookin' good, Haha! You wern't joking about the buckshot, wonder why they did that?

 

Keep it up,

-Tom

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lol call me crazy but i like the look on the passenger side :lol:

 

I agree, not that that he'll make the other side match, or anything! Stops rust clear gloss would work.

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got the rearend were I want it , did a bunch of trimmin behind the tire , looks like I will be using the front of the leaf springs as 2 links and cut them short just behind the axle then use a panhard or maybe a diagonal brace from the axle to the front pivot area , will see how it gos once I get the front braces welded up and do a flex test, maybe use some longer springs like off a jetta or maybe some air shocks we'll see ,

 

Talked to Monstaru at length looks like a EJ22 with a Delta torque grind may be in the future, I want to keep the stock soobie trans , dont really want the extra weight of a front diff and a t-case also loosing center ground clearance with the tcase addition , also put a wagon rear glass in the door its all the same except the back top corner is 2" to long want to see if theres a way to cut the glass to fit

:banana:

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got the rearend were I want it , did a bunch of trimmin behind the tire , looks like I will be using the front of the leaf springs as 2 links and cut them short just behind the axle then use a panhard or maybe a diagonal brace from the axle to the front pivot area , will see how it gos once I get the front braces welded up and do a flex test, maybe use some longer springs like off a jetta or maybe some air shocks we'll see ,

Nice work, Scott! I'll inspect it tomorrow. :grin:

Talked to Monstaru at length looks like a EJ22 with a Delta torque grind may be in the future, I want to keep the stock soobie trans , dont really want the extra weight of a front diff and a t-case also loosing center ground clearance with the tcase addition , also put a wagon rear glass in the door its all the same except the back top corner is 2" to long want to see if theres a way to cut the glass to fit

:banana:

 

Would the delta mod even be necessary? Granted you have extra weight in the rear, but the 2.2 should provide ample power, plus it would be cheaper...what'cha got, $50 into this build!?! On the glass, maybe a wet tile saw would work? I could get a rental from work, if you have any test glass laying around. :lol:

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this moshine will have all that Ive learned about wheelin put into it, I want to stick to the soobie trasnsaxle so yes some more low end torque is required to make up for lack of gears , will also need to beef up the front radias rod area as thats ben a bending issue for me and also run rub rails and door bars are in line , got to keep it light tho

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Just wondering, This shop you speak of, is it your place of work or just something on your property (Hobbie type of thing)

 

-Tom

 

Im on 5 acres has a house and 30 x 48 shop , mostly hobbie, have welders Mig and arc , milling machine ,lathe press aluminum foundry

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Im on 5 acres has a house and 30 x 48 shop , mostly hobbie, have welders Mig and arc , milling machine ,lathe press aluminum foundry

 

5 acres and a 30x48 building! Thats cool, I want some of these goodies (But first we need a bigger garage)

 

Sounds like all you need is a Plasma cutter and a case of Miller Lite :-p

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