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Ben Modified 06-14-2019 04:43 PM

Subaru 360 Van Resto Mod
 
I picked up this micro van a few years back. Finally getting around to it. I am swapping in a VW suspension for readily available parts and disc brakes. Most likely running a sport bike engine. For anyone that is unfamiliar with these vans it is tiny. It will fit in the bed of an f150 at 4 ft wide and 9 ft long. Stands 4' 2" tall with the top chop

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I5...=w1600-h647-no

This is a poorly manipulated photo to show what I expect it to look like

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ck...=w1280-h720-no

Running this chain drive converted VW diff

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/B0...=w1021-h700-no

Narrowed a VW front beam 11 inches and installed height adjusters

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/n4...=w1524-h762-no

Cut up the beam and grafted it into the stock Subaru frame. Used the stock VW steering box and drivers side tie rod. Just have to shorted and rethread the passenger side tie rod

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/64...=w1524-h762-no

Used some aftermarket irs pivot mounts and some homemade plates to connect the stock VW trailing arms. No longer using the torsion housing due to narrow Subaru track and instead used some 1st gen Miata front coilovers

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bB...=w1524-h762-no

I have moved the wheels out to the corners for variety of reasons and am relocating the rear wheel arches and the front wheel wells. Here is the body going on for the first time

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4i...=w1524-h762-no

This is the engine compartment. Most likely going with Hayabusa engine (175hp). The van should weigh in around 1350 lbs when done.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RW...=w1524-h762-no

Video posted on my youtube page. Here is a shortcut to the projects page.
http://www.BenModified.com

Skip 06-14-2019 09:19 PM

Another totally insane project! [cl[P

Ben Modified 06-14-2019 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skip (Post 514938)
Another totally insane project! [cl[P

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bob w 06-14-2019 09:53 PM

Way too cool. I build small cars but nothing like your projects. I love 'em.

skull 06-14-2019 10:09 PM

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carry on , good sir:D

Later:cool:

lowbudget50 06-14-2019 10:43 PM

Wow, very cool. Just like all your other projects

BillM 06-15-2019 05:48 AM

I love it! Please keep us updated on your progress!

DozerII 06-15-2019 06:12 AM

I will be following along as well. [P[P

dutch 06-15-2019 06:53 AM

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Old Iron 06-15-2019 01:46 PM

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