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Post Post subject: baja bus 4x4 midmount v8
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 09:23 AM
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G'day all. From sunny Australia. As you see by the subject I'm in the project stage of building a 1976 bus into a 4x4 v8 powered soft roader. due to the amount of pics & the slowness of photobucket I will load some tomorrow & a few each day as a progress proceeds. It's name is ECLETIC or IT"S at the same time I'm helping my son in law & daughter do their 74 bus up it will be powered by an EJ22 Subaru motor.
Now the build details for ECLECTIC go in this order from front to rear.
Mine is the white 1. The son in law & daughter are projecting theirs over the next 3 years



FRONT WHEEL DRIVE MODS
front spindle assemblies out of Holden rodeo these have had the ball joint holes resized to take the much larger VW taper & the upper camber nut
the lower arms are flipped & I have to spread the beams to accommodate the extra height of the spindle. I have been looking at the factory built bay 4x4 used as a test mule for the later t3 syncro & VW spread the beams as well so at least I have a few pics to work off. The front axle's consist of Commodore inner spigoted to rodeo outer section
these are different options for spindle set up decided on the ball joints in original place for ease










Steering
will be a combination of Mitsubishi L300 column & bevel box back to a Daewoo power steering rack. these racks are centre steer type so less work sorting bump steer

Front Brakes
Standard rodeo ventilated & calipers

Brake & clutch master cylinder's 96 Toyota Tarago under dash

Shifter lever's
For the transmission Toyota tarago cable to gear box
For transfer case Mitsubishi L300 stripped down to 1 cable simple back & forward movement

Hand brake lever Toyota Hi ace van console mounted





centre console yet to finished but using an aluminium checker plate toll box you see in pics what I did to make it work









To strengthen the floor & chassis I made up this frame that slides into the floor supports & sit's on top of the chassis rails & bolts to the floor







This is the cradle for the engine & transmissions. It will lift out as a complete unit thru the slider





The engine is a Rover v8 yet to decide if I'm going to run it injected or carby





I'm using a Davis Craig electric waterpump to save space on the front of the engine along with a remote oil filter & oil cooler. For a radiator 1 out of v8 commodore with the factory fans

The gearbox is Toyota Hi ace diesel 5 speed using Jeff Dellow bell housing & Mcleod concentric slave cylinder



The Dellow company manufacture a large range of conversion kit's this bell housing also suits the Toyota supra gearbox



The transfer case is 720 Nissan it is compact & strong enough to suit the job ahead








this is the combination of parts to join the transfer case to the gearbox it consists of Toyota slip yoke welded to machine bus gearbox drive flange & the bus axle machined & welded to the Nissan tailshaft flange



How it looks in place the transmissions aren't aligned yet


the unit assembled



the front & rear differentials are from our Australian commodore the ratio is 3.08 with LSD in the rear

This a rough mock up of the front diff & axles allowing for the heater hose axles that are bent the stub are still VW set up to check axle clearance's






The rear axle & CV joints are standard VW bus with custom adapter's to bolt up to the diff flanges. Because of the width of the diff I had to make spacer's to go between the spring plate & the hub carrier 13mm thick by drilling 2 extra holes this has let me relocate the carrier down thus lifting the rear without touching the torsion bar setting from factory

the adapter










This is the new location for the rear diff mount it will bolt up to the original gearbox mount on the vw bell housing much better than the one I made up to locate the diff originally.



The rear brakes are Mitsubishi pajero complete with the bus hub redrilled to 6 stud to suit jap pattern. The original VW stud holes will be filled with round bar & welded the machined to flat on disc side.
This a bolt up I will post as much as I can about this for anyone who can use it on their bus.
The parts involved in adapting brakes there is a spacer missing in pic will put it up when I take 1








the interior will be Honda prelude front seats a new dash facia housing with led digital gauges in the rear will be pajero rear seat & the flip up seats out of the very rear these will be mounted either side of the gearbox tunnel on a Hi ace rear bench seat base.
In the original engine bay will be a slide out BBQ attached to the original engine lid. With a small 12 fridge the under floor will be sealed with ally panels to keep everything clean.

For body protection & some where to sit the radiator will be a rodeo bulbar with matching tyre & bar assembly on the rear.
this is all I can think to right now more as I post pics

PS I have just recently sold off me baja it was a 68 model with an L18 Nissan motor in it

ernie


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Post Post subject: baja bus 4x4 midmount v8
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 03:21 PM
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Sounds cool, thanks for posting. Smile


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Post Post subject: Re: baja bus 4x4 midmount v8
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G'day all when I looked at post this morning it's a bit long maybe it could be moved to bus section & I will do a smaller intro
if the moderators can arrange that.
how do I put on avatar please
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Post Post subject: Re: baja bus 4x4 midmount v8
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Welcome. Just move it to builds and put lots of pictures. As for the avatar I googled putting an avatar in a forum. There are free websites for doing it. Just google them for safety first.

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G'day all. I have googled how to move topic but not happening can someone supply good instructions how to move it or move it for me
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Post Post subject: baja bus 4x4 midmount v8
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A moderator will have to see this and do it, there isn't usually a way for a user to do it... also you probably can't edit your posts yet. You usually will have to have a certain amount of times you post before it will automatically give you permission to edit your own posts. At least that's my experience with forum software.

Your Avatar or profile picture is just a URL (link to where the picture is online) you provide in your profile setup. I haven't changed mine in a while, so if you need details let me know.

This site doesn't host pictures so you need to use a different one that does and link to it here. Google doesn't work for this. Photobucket does and even gives you the img tags with the url for you. Just click on it and it copies it to the clipboard so you can right click where you want it and select Paste.


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