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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2018, 10:27:59 AM »
Thanks. That is exactly what I googled too, just got the same ones for the SJ that I have.


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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
Thanks. That is exactly what I googled too, just got the same ones for the SJ that I have.

your welcome

its also know as the Chevrolet  tracker in Canada I think, might throw up some better drawings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Tracker_(Americas)


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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2018, 10:50:25 AM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity     

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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2018, 10:57:40 AM »
chevy tracker or geo tracker before gm ( government motors  ;D) acquired them like daewoo
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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2018, 01:58:42 PM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity   

I'll probably get whatever comes up on the island, gets expensive to drive over in one and come back in two - even more so if it's a non runner and/or 150 miles away!
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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2018, 02:44:01 PM »
heres another xl7   starting cheap at least

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183574886163?ul_noapp=true

to get a Vitara cheaper look at the 2lt 4cylinder they are always breaking timing chains, ditch the body and the engine and box
and your good to go, maybe a rover v8 or a Subaru out of a forester, you would still be well in on your 8 points to keep the identity   

I'll probably get whatever comes up on the island, gets expensive to drive over in one and come back in two - even more so if it's a non runner and/or 150 miles away!

I can imagine,  think its the most expensive ferry per distance travelled in the world lol

it costs me over £100 every time I come over there in my transit and I can almost reach out and touch your island from Portsmouth 

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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #66 on: December 10, 2018, 05:08:25 PM »
Using the Sidekick chassis this is where I am leaning at the moment. Hood would be inside the towers, not sure how low I can get the engine. Lower enclosed upper frame open

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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2018, 08:06:51 PM »
That could be made to look very nice.
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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2018, 12:49:31 PM »
Using the Sidekick chassis this is where I am leaning at the moment. Hood would be inside the towers, not sure how low I can get the engine. Lower enclosed upper frame open




looks good, chassis looks a little high if that is to scale, think the  bottom of the chassis in the middle section is level with the bottom of the rear axle casing , that would bring the front suspension towers down quite a bit, possible below the bonnet line, I have a rolling chassis out side some where will get some pics of how it sits

orange line wants to move down to where the yellow line  is more or less




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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2018, 03:52:26 PM »
Thanks.  I had assumed I would be lifting it for clearance - but possibly not that much!
It is to scale, those are 31"/780mm wheels on it same as the rears on my 'rail.



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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2018, 05:33:35 PM »
ground clearance is a good thing! never know when you may need to hop off the road and into a field  ;) ;)
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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #71 on: December 13, 2018, 06:27:07 AM »
or a pond



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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #72 on: December 13, 2018, 10:13:15 AM »
or a pond


Pfft!  Around these parts we call that a driveway to the house.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Reply #73 on: December 19, 2018, 04:44:15 PM »

looks good, chassis looks a little high if that is to scale, think the  bottom of the chassis in the middle section is level with the bottom of the rear axle casing , that would bring the front suspension towers down quite a bit, possible below the bonnet line, I have a rolling chassis out side some where will get some pics of how it sits

orange line wants to move down to where the yellow line  is more or less


Baloo did you get a chance to take a look at this ? Like to get an idea if it is do-able.