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Old 08-22-2019, 08:51 PM
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You need five or six lug Wheels? I might have some six lugs that are 8 wide
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:27 PM
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Up to building a custom frame Skull? Id build a cradle to mount the engine, transmission, and rear end solid to. Then your full frame would fit around that and the cradle would be hinged in the front to the main frame and your coil overs mounted to the back to both, the engine and rear would move together, the cradle would act as both suspension and power train mount. It might be better if you had some kind of a ball mount ( think early Ford wishbone) to allow for each side to move up independently of the other. Somebody built a frame like that a while back, escapes me who it was and what it went under.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:37 PM
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l think it was ben modified vw bus thingie.

thought about a custom chassis, friday l am going to get the 'yota frame, when l get it home l will make plans from there.

right now kinda up in the air on all the dissensions on this build,

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Old 08-23-2019, 09:57 AM
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Nice score on the small block. Good casting number and a 350.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:31 AM
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decisions NOT dissensions, bloody auto correct.

''right now kinda up in the air on all the dissensions on this build''

gonna try and fire it next week, if it runs 0K then start with the new intake ect ect.

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Old 08-23-2019, 11:22 AM
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Up to building a custom frame Skull? Id build a cradle to mount the engine, transmission, and rear end solid to. Then your full frame would fit around that and the cradle would be hinged in the front to the main frame and your coil overs mounted to the back to both, the engine and rear would move together, the cradle would act as both suspension and power train mount. It might be better if you had some kind of a ball mount ( think early Ford wishbone) to allow for each side to move up independently of the other. Somebody built a frame like that a while back, escapes me who it was and what it went under.
I'm just thinking out loud, but wouldn't making the engine, transmission, and rear end into one cradle that is part of the suspension make the thing ride a bit like a dump truck? The idea of reducing unsprung weight in a lot of modern vehicles is so that the suspension can react quicker, and if you have the engine, trans, and steel cradle that have to move with the wheels too, you're moving a lot of weight and therefore it would be slower to react and harder to get your spring setup in check. Just some thoughts, maybe I'm off.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:28 PM
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I dunno snopro. I was thinking instead of having a extremely short driveshaft with crazy angles, it would stay in a fixed position with motor, tranny, and rearend moving in the same plane. I know nothing about unsprung vs sprung weights. Maybe Ben Modified will chime in since he did his VW this way....
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:19 PM
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I dunno snopro. I was thinking instead of having a extremely short driveshaft with crazy angles, it would stay in a fixed position with motor, tranny, and rearend moving in the same plane. I know nothing about unsprung vs sprung weights. Maybe Ben Modified will chime in since he did his VW this way....
I thought all this was sounding familiar. I am not an engineer...but I tend to think of my arrangement as hybrid sprung weight. The cradle is hinged within the back half of the frame length so depending on where the engine is mounted in the cradle in relation to where the pivot point (hinge) is connecting to the frame you can actually support a large portion of the drivetrain with the frame. I am using the short (no tailhousing) powerglide trans and a cardan joint for a driveshaft to allow for any cradle flex. The trans weighs in around 90 lbs and the engine has aluminum heads etc, so the drivetrain isn't all that heavy. Huge tires with huge sidewalls help soften the ride I am not recommending this setup to anyone....but it has worked fine for me on both the VW and the V8 Daihatsu Hijet.
You could simplify the whole thing and use an independent rear and avoid the cradle all together. I picked up a complete corvette c4 rear with wheels recently for $100. The deals are out there.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:04 PM
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l have a buddy who owns a boat repair shop and he has lots of stuff in the yard.

if l find one it just will take some figuring out all the angles but still put the engine revered in the bed.

home with the frame and the short 27 inch long turbo 4OO.

this frame was gonna be used on a C 0 E so the front horns are trimmed, saves me doing this chore.

may take a while to finish this one, having a blast with it, maybe next summer.

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Old 08-24-2019, 03:28 PM
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so, the toyota frame was gone, instead got he 1995 dodge dakota frame,

it'l work fine for what l need, 5 lug 4 1/2 front, 5 lug chevy outta 1985 camaro give me 5 3/4 rear lug, two different patterns.

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