I may aswell throw the Ute stuff in here too.
Panhard is 50mm taller and 100mm longer centering the roll center.
From the 5 minute test drive I’m certain it drives better.
Still dreaming about 4 links though
1fz turbo 400hp, 37” stickies.
Unfortunately being in Aus we don’t exactly have Dana/14 bolts at every junkyard. So kinda trying to run what I’ve got axle wise at the moment.
I’ve also considered as a science experiment throwing stock shafts in a...
30 spline 300m rcvs
Where’s the upgrade path from here?
Are 32s that much stronger?
Otherwise I have heard of people fitting d44 side gears and boring out the carrier to accept 35 spline
Unsure if they would then fit though the spindles
And then using feedback we made a second!
And a third!
Arms a consistent 70mm through out now, it clears the chassis on full uptravel.
Roughly layed over the standard arm, I’ve lost some clearance but at least it’s nice and smooth like my...
Alright started up my complicated cardboard aided design process.
I’d also like to point out I’m no expert just a bloke in a double car garage having a go with a few smart mates.
So I layed the radius arm on some cardboard and hit it with a...
B seems like the answer to me. Everything else is a bit of a half-done type of build. You can't for example just lengthen RLCA without dealing with uppers too. It is all a can of worms, why not just start from scratch and build it how it should...
I sort of caught the tail wind of fourms.
I got my licence and a 80 just as Facebook groups begin to take off, always ended up here when I googled something and most of the time the was an answer already.
It’s weird to think all the times I’ve...
Just a junka rusty Ute.
Was a red 40th anniversary auto once upon a time.
It’s actually had a 304 v8 in it when I bought it.
Manual swapped and 1hdt converted, which split a bore and I gave up threw a 1hz in with lots of fuel and boost and gave...
crossmember showed up
Pretty tight next the master cylinder also beside the intake manifold as I wanted both hoops parallel.
Will probably get a hilux one as they bolt up and the outlets are on the opposite side.
Disregard the tacks...
New radius arm brackets with gearbox crossmember.
Rear raised panhard bracket.
I also can’t get rid of the Ute. I love it too much and I like the idea of a straight wagon to go away in and be the daily.
I guess I’ll just have to own 2 coil over’d...
Ideally, yes I would be using a patrol center, cruiser side gears and 80 knuckles in a sheet metal housing.
How ever budget, and skill restraints means I’m not.
The Ute runs a complete patrol front set up and it’s been more than adequate for...
New coil over position, was trying to get away with behind the diff and low for more realestate in the engine bay. Coils would hit the radius arm and the tire on full lock.
Crossmember should be here next week, then I should be able to start on...
Steering box replaced with larger patrol steering box that won't do the pitman arm delete, My old ute also had these done however it could of been done better.
Yes everything hits the everything else, back to the drawing board.
Rails fish plated
Patrol front diff, because worth nothing and 9.2 centre, its been stripped of all brackets and getting laminated here.
High steer knuckle. well its more a mid steer will be coupled with a raised front panhard bracket...
Social media sucks, return to forums I say.
I own this.
Its kinda falling apart,
I bought this with visions of it becoming a replacement, all those things I had done on the previous car questionably and learnt from could be done better...