Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Critter1 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:04 pm

I can't leave shit alone...

Started on the IRS conversion for the notch. When I went to pick up this squareback subframe, I saw that it had the four bolt autostick nose cone mount. ](*,) I grabbed it anyway since it has the extra brace under the torsion housing. I'll have to pick up a two bolt mount and weld it in. Also need to weld in mid mount brackets and permanent torque bar. This'll be one of my winter projects so I'm in no big hurry. I hit the pivots with rattle primer until I get the rest of the welding done. It'll get blasted and painted before it goes in. I should've gone IRS from the get go. #-o #-o Oh well..

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby 63single » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:27 pm

Awesome man! IRS is the way to go for a long hauler!

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Bret » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:53 pm

Looks good Justin. I have a set of those IRS pivot jigs in my garage too (mine look a little different), but they were super helpful in the IRS conversion on my 65 as well.

Gonna be sweet when it's done!

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Bret » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:00 pm

Now that I think about it, are all of us NorCal guys going IRS? Aran's single is IRS, he just converted (or is converting) his wife's car to IRS, my build is IRS, Andy is converting his square to IRS and now Justin's on board. Haha. Nice!

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Critter1 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:38 pm

Like I said, I should've done it from the get go.
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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby andym » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:34 pm

You might want to test fit that badboy, the pivots look like you got them welded up pretty high. I welded mine in "flat" or horizontal, that's how they came off the stock irs subframe.

Or do the ones you used have some trick shit going on?
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Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby 63single » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:10 pm

Hell Brett, my wife's 65, my singlecab and my sons 58 are all I.R.S. I love it that way! May not be "cool", but they drive great.

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Bret » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:53 pm

andym wrote:You might want to test fit that badboy, the pivots look like you got them welded up pretty high. I welded mine in "flat" or horizontal, that's how they came off the stock irs subframe.

Or do the ones you used have some trick shit going on?


Funny that you mention that Andy, as I thought the same thing when I saw his pictures. Pics of mine when I used my Jigs.

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Critter1 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:25 am

Bret, the top of the frame horns in a type-1 are higher at the torsion tube than a type-3. It's an illusion... The pivots went in at the same angle as a a type-1. We used the same jigs to convert a 59 and a 64 (type-1's) recently and itworked out fine. With that being said, Andy you're right... I am concerned about body clearance with them at that angle. If they're at a bad angle, I'll start over with another subframe. ](*,)
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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby alykat » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:10 pm

Damn, if I had realized that all you guys were going nuts for T3 IRS , I could have passed this off to Andy before he headed back home.
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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Critter1 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:34 pm

Thanks for the thought Alykat, but I'm retaining the frame horns, so an actual factory T3 IRS doesn't work in my case.
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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Clatter » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:23 pm

Hey! I'm NorCal, and my '67 Fastback, and even my Oval, are IRS (Of course) \:D/

Justin, If indeed those are crooked (They don't look like it to me) I have a set of jigs made for welding those brackets to a type 3 sub.
They need modified quite bit to make the Beetle ones work on a type 3 sub, eh?

Done three of those T3 swing sub IRS conversions now... O:)
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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby alykat » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:41 am

Critter1 wrote:Thanks for the thought Alykat, but I'm retaining the frame horns, so an actual factory T3 IRS doesn't work in my case.

Understood. That is why things are available after market. Like this one from Berrien.
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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby Critter1 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:38 am

The 2194 has been a little underwhelming in pushing the 2000 pound notchback around. Its now "winter" so project T3-2387 is under way. The 2387 only has about an hour or so of run time on it. It needs split apart so the case can be turned into a universal case. It'll also get a different cam and bigger valves.

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Re: Justin's 64 sunroof notchback

Postby andym » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:27 pm

Subaru power!!!

Get your IRS stuff done?
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