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Chassis and Suspension / Re: chassis
« Last post by fastcorvairs on Today at 05:10:51 AM »
You think that the small square slots in the bushing material are for grease retention? If so I would not use grease on a plastic bushing. Grease gets in the pores of the plastic and plug's up the lubertisidy of the material.     
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:45:30 PM »
We have a couple places there. I try to avoid any and all weekends or holidays. Much more fun when we have it nearly all to ourselves. You might give a heads up when you go next time.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by BrianN on Yesterday at 11:37:53 PM »
Yes, Little Sahara. Not near as big as it was when I was a youngster, and 10 times as many people!  Mostly side x sides. Still fun, but the sand gets destroyed and rough. That probably isn't a problem at places like Glamis, but LS is only a couple of hours away.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:15:54 PM »
Nice work. Where do you ride at? I see you're from Oklahoma so I assume Little Sahara?
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: VW 2276 swing axle to Subaru 5 link conversion
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 11:03:40 PM »
i'll pm a couple guys that may know.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: VW 2276 swing axle to Subaru 5 link conversion
« Last post by BrianN on Yesterday at 10:00:49 PM »
I haven't received any responses on these motor questions, so I had better skip the idea of trying the new Subaru Crosstrek motor. I would like to hear any ideas about swapping the wire throttle to cable throttle, though. And if it will create tuning nightmares, or even possible. Thanks.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by BrianN on Yesterday at 09:28:14 PM »
Yes, I made the entire front of the car, and suspension. I am surprised that the spindles look weak. They are very heavy duty. I will get  close up pics and post. The shafts are actually 4340 annealed material, full diameter entire length, gusseted through the 1/4" thick body. I built and installed bronze hubs into those wheels, to use large diameter bearings.No offense taken. I did put the tie rod mounts at a wrong angle, though. I couldn't fix, though, because they are actually fitted through the entire body, which attaches to the shaft, also. I already had about a zillion hours in them, so still use them. Yes, irs is the whole purpose of the multi link suspension. But I have the challenge of fitting axles to the Subaru trans.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 07:17:03 PM »
well looks a lot better than the origanal! so did you design and build the a arm front end? a arms look strong enough. no offesne on the spindles but they look a little weak as they look like link pin spindles. if they work and have been solid for you then they are strong enough! i see its a swing axle, so are you going to swap to an irs trans?
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by BrianN on Yesterday at 06:15:01 PM »
Before.

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Chassis and Suspension / Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Last post by BrianN on Yesterday at 06:05:59 PM »
Yes, the pics are here. I haven't had time to watch vids or look at parts yet, but will shortly. Here are a few pics of the original car I bought, (purple) and things I have built. I barrel rolled and flipped it at high speed, when it was purple, because a spindle came apart, then the steering gear broke after that. That was when I unloaded it at my house, and cut the car apart before even going in the house. That way, I had to fix it! I have a WIDE cage now.









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