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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:32 pm 
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driveshaft fab setup!
you can probably figure out how thus setup worked, i just used a 1/2 bar as a straight edge to check, it was perfect no changes needed. shortened an additional 3 5/8 from how it was before

i dont expect it to vibrate, as this same technique worked well last time, and now this shaft is even shorter, and the shorter it gets, the more tolerance for crudity

not much left!
easy project!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:26 pm 
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finally got it driveable again, still got some bugs to work out but thats nothing

first drive i go straight to the weigh scale
i was prepared to be horrified but would up happy
2024 lbs 920 kilos
this is insane
it still has 40 lbs of steel bumpers, i take them off for the track, and 3/4 tank of fuel! so im looking at 1950 lbs awd!
i am so happy and shocked how little weight it gained going awd
my 3g i built was 2550 with no bumpers and just a drivers seat so this is a solid 500 lighter
and my 4g i built was about 2300 with full interior no bumpers so im about 250-300 lighter

it was WELL worth the extra effort


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:27 pm 
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thats awesome! I looked around pretty hard at cars to swap before I did my 94 AWD coupe. I choose that chassis as it was the lightest car I could find at the time. after the car was up and running and hurting peoples feelings I considered how I could build another car but get it to 2000lbs. what I came up with was the first gen VW rabbit. but really just lost interest because of lack of engine compartment size. its a real challenge making good power with limited space.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:55 pm 
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i think the ultimate would be a mid 80s chevy sprint. they are about 1500 lbs and i know the engine doesnt fit in them no way not in the front. thats why you put it in the rear. however, i think it might be even scarier to drive than this thing


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:59 pm 
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the key to this swap was altrom ultra-8 axles from napa. i happened to aquire one and when i pulled the axle apart i noticed it has over an extra inch of slpined section, which makes it easy to shorten. i am confident they wont break i doubt cutting them weakened them much. if i ever wanted to put slicks on the car thatd be another story


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:39 pm 
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2,000 pounds and AWD is just insane. I'd love to see someone do one of these with a full-retard build just to see how much of a deathtrap it could be.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:13 pm 
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i love doing this stuff but i dont like spending a lot of money on it. this is the perfect platform for cheapness, as the insurance costs me $10 a month and thats the reason i did this. the crazy lightweight is a bonus.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:41 pm 
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This build just puts a smile on my face

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