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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2018, 09:02:25 PM »
i didnt think that would be something your interested in with a fortin aut trans in your desert runner.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2018, 12:41:23 AM »
Think blue buggy with a much stouter reverse. Yes I might be interested.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2018, 09:32:17 AM »
Think blue buggy with a much stouter reverse. Yes I might be interested.

well i can give you his #, deano has it and sold his rail . the gears are stock but it does have a super diff  ( transman pulled it apart and looked) , also he has the shifter conversion to attach to the stock location as a standard vw rear engine shifter. now your not mid engine but the linkage is on the side rather than tail so you may be able to modify the linkage for use as a mid.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2018, 08:40:24 PM »
Got a couple of motor mounts and transmission mounts built and tacked in. Shortened the wheelbase by 9 inches. Hope I am not sorry for that!




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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2018, 06:01:54 PM »
is that trans in stock for still as a awd? how long is it over all? from the face of the bellhousing to the center of the flange....what is that distance?
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2018, 08:10:40 PM »
Right now it is locked for rear wheel drive. I will be changing it to "front" wheel drive. The rear housing will be gone. No drive shaft. I will get measurements tomorrow morning. I work nights. Explain what you mean by "center of flange".

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2018, 08:13:28 PM »
Axle center?

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2018, 08:55:38 PM »
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2018, 06:41:44 AM »
yes, from the front edge of the bell housing to the center of the drive flange that your 930 cv will bolt to.
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2018, 12:16:51 PM »
OAL of mt5: 31-1/2", w/o tail housing: 26", face to flange center: 6-1/2".

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2018, 03:26:19 PM »
6.5".....WOW !!!! that is close no wonder you shortened your wheel base. do you still have that 091 there to compare over all length and flange distance to bell housing? it looks like the out put flanges are lower in the case compared to the 091.....is that true?
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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2018, 04:11:00 PM »
Yes, they are lower than a VW. I think that is the reason you can't simple flip the r & p to use as a rear engine. They are not on center. Subarugears makes a "reversed" r & p, though. I do not have a 091. I was using a Type1 bug trans. (I don't think that is a 091) It measures about 7-1/2". Since I am starting from scratch on my rear suspension, I moved everything forward to shorten wheelbase. I would also like to move the fuel away from the driver and passenger. When I crashed mine and landed upside down, I had fuel running out right behind me, and the motor was still running. I had a broken/dislocated wrist and couldn't pull my seatbelt lever. Sucked.

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2018, 05:00:35 PM »
If anyone reading this subject is interested, I do have my motor/transaxle for sale, I guess. 2275/type1 trans. I do not have a clue what any of it is worth. If there is a "for sale" section on here, I have a bunch of stuff I need to sell.

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2018, 06:06:16 AM »
https://dtsfab.com/index.php?board=21.0

Here's the buy and sell form.

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Re: 5 link rear sandcar suspension
« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2018, 07:05:56 AM »
If anyone reading this subject is interested, I do have my motor/transaxle for sale, I guess. 2275/type1 trans. I do not have a clue what any of it is worth. If there is a "for sale" section on here, I have a bunch of stuff I need to sell.
                                      i see fast posted a link to the for sale section for you. also you should list it in your local craigslist ads since it an aircooled engine and prob pretty popular down around the dunes. i have no idea what either is worth but still a lot of air cooled people out there. not just in sand rails either.
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