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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2018, 08:57:53 AM »
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.

i guess i should've said the spindle stubs look weak as they appear to be link pin and but welded. 4340 annealed, passed through and gusseted def is stronger than the stock mild steel hardened spindle stubs some places use. i run combo link myself as i did bend a link pin spindle once years ago. as a result i went to 4130 link pin spindle stubs and never had an issue again. i am now using 4130 combo link for the bigger dia stub and larger bearings just to be safe.

if you got the tie rod mounts in the wrong location can you move the rack?   i have heard some real good info on the subaru trans so this conversion will be interesting to see unfold! i too ride at LS a couple times a year. we go earlier in the week (more vacant) and leave sat morning as to avoid all the little kids and nut jobs. i am a 7.5 hr drive north of the dunes so cannot make it a weekend trip lol  :D
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2018, 09:05:22 AM »
there will be a dts group run oct 21 thru 27 ....you should stop by cowboy and introduce yourself and show the rail off.  :)
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2018, 05:43:06 PM »
If I can dream hard enough, I will have the car done(again) by then. I do not show off, because I have seen the stuff people have nowadays. Mine is very low budget!! I looked up the parts to convert Subaru trans to 930 CV. Subarugears sells the flanges for the trans, I think, and, if I read it right, I can use the 930 to type 1 stub axles, since I already have the hubs/breaks from my swingaxle. Hopefully.

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2018, 05:51:08 PM »
My electric is out right now, from a storm, but here is a little better pic of a spindle.


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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2018, 05:55:29 PM »
Come on down this fall and join the group!!
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2018, 08:06:44 PM »
i like the double plating around the bolt holes.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2018, 08:07:57 PM »
oh and believe me.....know one shows off in our group. we ride then we get stuffed, wait for it to digest and repeat lol   watch out for fabr when he leads the group on the night runs  LMAO
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2018, 08:34:19 PM »
 LOL!!!!!! Nothing to see there. I'm a daylight person.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2018, 08:39:19 PM »
Come to think of it,I don't believe I've ever led any runs. More fun to follow and watch for me.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2018, 08:51:59 PM »
LOL!!!!!! Nothing to see there. I'm a daylight person.


 LMAO LMAO ;D
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2018, 08:52:20 PM »
Come to think of it,I don't believe I've ever led any runs. More fun to follow and watch for me.

time to change that  ;) ;D
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2018, 08:54:23 PM »
here's a shot before i converted mine to a arm rear end. i did so at the time i converted from turbo hayabusa bike engine to ford 2.3 4 cyl.



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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2018, 10:39:52 AM »
I think there is a change of plans for using the Subaru transmission. I posted this in my other subject, also. Subistuff says it will basically be 1tire drive in the sand. He even suggested to not stop, unless on top of a hill, because you will get stuck! About $4000.00 to have my trans converted to 4:86 R.P. and limited slip. I guess I will have to buy an adapter and maybe a VW bus transaxle. Bummer. Any other options from experience?

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2018, 12:41:19 PM »
a mendi E box is $5500 new and a proven design. just saying.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2018, 12:43:57 PM »
just throwing this out there....i know someone with a 094 vw trans. has a super diff and side shifter adaptor to connect to stock shifter location. hes asking $1k but will deal. the 094 has the strongest reverse gear. rear engine only btw
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