V8 mid engine 4wd bay

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:34 am

Now for a run down on the rear end set up. starting with the lift plates. As I needed extra wheel track to fit the Holden IRS diff centre & adaptors for bus CV's I put the 12mm plates between the hub carrier & the spring plates. I have yet to make some form of bracket to add strength to the back of the plate

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bolted up for trial test of lift

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lift is good now to reinforce the plates

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:10 am

Now onto the rear disc brake assembly> I'm using Pajero rear discs with the Bus hub carriers slightly modified to accept the diff housing flange along with a spacer & original Pajero caliper bracket. I had 1/2 mm machined off both the bracket & hub carrier to allow the 2 to fit a slide on fit the spacer screws through the back of the hub carrier then the caliper bracket screws to it from the outside.

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The parts machined to start fit up for positioning of caliper bracket. Note the machined surfaces on the inside the caliper bracket & the hub carrier.

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This is the axle flange. I found that it needed an extra spacer between the spacer & the hub carrier. I used some steel flanges made for irrigation pipe work perfect thickness.

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1st fit up found the need for spacer then.

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:37 am

The rear differential.
The both diffs are LSD 3.08 ratio. The ratios are high for the simple reason that I don't plan on much off roading in ECLECTIC so with the low 1st in the Toyota diesel box & low in the transfercase it should be ok for what I will ever do. Then the on road cruising shoul work fine in the rev department

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby john jones » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:10 am

impressive motivation and desire! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby alykat » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:13 am

Well thought out. Very nice work. =D>
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby Franz » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:38 am

You must be in the parts business? To have the knowledge to make all of these different pieces fit together.

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:00 am

G'day all. this is the front lift after a lot of work on the beam to get a lift to suit the bigger tyres I want to run off road. Turning the adjusters all the way to create lift. It wasn't enough. I have been told by a respected VW mechanic to elongate the hole to allow the adjuster bolt to go down further to between 5 & 6 0clock. I picked up a pair of new front coilover shocks off a new Ford Ranger along with the rearshocks for $10.00 the lot. when I 1st fitted them they bolted to the bottom shock bolt. After setting 1 up in the kombi I decided that the bolt may not be strong enough on it's own. after sitting looking at how do what it needed I cut out some printer paper for a pattern then cut these out of steel plate to this shape. The bracket will have a clamp type setup on the leading edge along with a nut onto the original shock bolt & a bolt through the sway bar bolt hole.

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this is the ride height on the standard torsion bars.

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this is sitting on the coilovers

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby rustabus » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:22 am

This is Cool!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> I love the variety of projects that pop up on this website!! Smile

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:50 pm

Now for the rear lift. Instead of moving arms on the torsion bar splines I have opted for 1/2 thick lift plates. these serve 2 purposes 1 is the extra width I need to allow the cv shafts to bolt onto the Holden commodore IRS diff centre with the CV adaptors in place & allows me to lift the vehicle by 6cm's. After looking at some methods of doing this on different VW sights I didn't find anything I thought would be strong enough to do what I expected, After some careful planning cutting & welding this is what I came up with. using 2 inner arms I cut 1 up & removed the fitting off the tube then turned the tube 90 degs before hammering it back onto the end fitting. this gave me a double arm configuration to support the bottom 2 holes to prevent twist in the plate.
1st set up to work out length & angle of bend.

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sketch of what it will look like

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this is the finished item still some small welding to finish for appearance.

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:59 pm

G'day all. another little job started dash panel will be painted in black crinkle finish & recessed into dash 25mm then covered with perpex cover. note the silver bezel odd 1 when delivered all the rest were black. Texta will fix it

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby alykat » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:40 pm

I keep looking for updates on this. =D> =D> =D>
911 operator: What is your emergency ? Me: Some asshole just pulled out in front of me & totaled my car! 911: Are you injured? Me: No. 911: Is the other driver injured ? Me: Not yet....but you should probably send an ambulance.

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:46 am

G'day all. current update for anyone watching. I have been chasing 1/2 shafts through a CV joint catalogue for matching spline sizes to suit the rodeo CV's I found the Aussie Magna units to be the same spline & the right length to fit in. This has saved me cut & welding or having them made at a cost of around $800.00 pr.. I had to have the inner CV housing machined with a spigot on it & the axle flange off the commodore machined to press fit together. to let the cv fit into the diff centre. I also trial fitted the rear arms to check the lift. I would like a bit more but will have to wait until it's back on 4 wheels. I plan on reshaping the new rear arch panels a style similar to the rear stepside guards on pickups to weld on. the plan is to get some 2inch pipe with 2 bends line up with were the rears have been cut away. Then I will cut them down the middle twice to give me 1/4ters then weld the 2 together then to the body.

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with the new panel sitting against the body shows the need for moving it out

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the standard tire sitting under the body shows the lift so far

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby PeteSC » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:08 am

Looks like it'll be a beast when done. Nice work....keep the updates coming!
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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby john jones » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:32 pm

I'm pretty sure you have lost your marbles.... But I admire your dedication to the project.. Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

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Re: V8 mid engine 4wd bay

Postby roverv8bay » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:30 pm

This is the latest freebie a Toyota Town Ace moonroof with some smart cutting it will fit into a cut out section in the kombi roof

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