baja bus with a difference

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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Fri May 31, 2013 4:25 pm

G'day all spent a bit of time piecing together the rear diff rear crossmember the mount is the original commodore turned up side down & bolted to apiece of 75 x 50 x3mm with bottom cut out to allow it to sit down over the crossmember tube. Now I just have to sort out how to fix it to chassis have a couple of ways to try. it is strong enough to carry the diff & easy to replace if damaged. I had 2 bent up so I will have a spare incase. Now to sort out the front mount for the front of it. That is a simple straight piece of 5cm x 5cm tube with 2 Toyota hi ace gearbox mounts suspended under it.
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:01 pm

G'day all. picked up the LSD rear diff today 3.08 ratio the transfercase is 2 to 1in low 4x4 so should be all right on & off road. will be tilting it in 2 weeks when I'm back on the goldie looking at developing a set of wheels so I can tilt it then roll it back into shed the engineer has finished the cv adapters to mount kombi cv to commodore diff assembly. Had to buy countersunk cuphead bolts to use on diff flange cost more than the transfer case
Theres a big combined all type car show on tomorrow 8am to 2pm big pineapple Nambour. if anyone outside the sunshine coast would like to check it out. All for now
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:17 pm

G'day all been working on the front mount for the rear diff using hi ace hanging mounts the black brackets have to be cut out between the holes they will then slip over the 5cm x 5cm tube as it is located between the chassis & the floor under the fuel tank
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:22 pm

G'day all cut brackets out this is what they will look
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby PUD » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:53 am

Any more progress ernie? How are you going with it? Pud
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:25 pm

G'day pud. Spent some time on it on Friday cut out the rest of the floor. Now I cn start to make up the engine transmission mounting frame to sit in will have some pics of what the set up will look like Monday night. hope to get the rear diff finally sorted out mount wise when I get the cv adapters back tomorrow then I have to get the new front beam plates cut out trying to bring up the drawings of the net to right size if anyone has a diagram the correct size I could get would be a big help. Being lousy at tech drawing doesn't help. more tomorrow
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:18 pm

G'day all. picked up cv adapters. They will need to have more machined out of the centre's to clear cv movement so will send them back when I have located the diff in it's final resting place.
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:40 pm

G'day all. My son is working for a European parts importer in Melbourne & can get me a deal price wise on Porsche cv joints. Can someone tell me the type I can use on eclectic rear axles they are standard kombi.
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:51 pm

G'day all. spent 1/2 hour this morning making ply template for the front beam to be spread by 8cm's to allow the rodeo spindles to fit between the ball joints moved the bottom 1 down. hope to get them cut out next week then I can assemble & sort out steering options. I have narrow bottom beam tube by 2cm's off each side to bring rodeo bottom ball joint in to line up for camber.
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:58 pm

G'day all. Picked up an unusual roof rack of a friend never seen 1 like this it should look good with new bars plus a couple on the ends & painted up. Set up axles today kombi's are to long so I'm going to use 12mm steel plate between the hub carrier & the spring plate this will provide the amount of movement required in cv's
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:11 pm

G'day all. Picked up an unusual roof rack of a friend never seen 1 like this it should look good with new bars plus a couple on the ends & painted up. Set up axles today kombi's are to long so I'm going to use 12mm steel plate between the hub carrier & the spring plate this will provide the amount of movement required in cv's. these are the adapters for the kombi to commodore diff.
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:27 pm

G'day all. Picked up a few freebie's today a complete running rover motor with a good exhaust system. the motor sitting in kombi is a 86 model so has to run cat etc for year model of engine to comply. freebie is an 84 model so none of the junk required. the motors are dated by engine no prefix so it hard to cheat. once it's registered I will look at putting injection on it butter use a stand alone system instead of the horrible rover set up.
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:31 pm

what am I doing wrong keeps multiplying
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:31 pm

G'day all. spent some time this week setting transmissions into position for measurement of space needed to fit it all in will have to move motor forward 10cm's. mounted diff temp found that I can utilise the kombi gearbox mount above it to mount the rear of diff instead of the ugly tube xmember. The commodore stationwagon tail shaft is spot on for the front Diff just have to shorten small amount & put the rear flange the same as the rear on the front to bolt up to diff centre. I picked up a deawoo power rack today a complete L300 bitsamissen cable shifter fo hr princely sum of $35.00
getting the L300 steering column & the gearbox at the bottom of it on Monday. to sort out the front steering to clear the front diff.now pics
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Re: baja bus with a difference

Postby ernie norley » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:26 pm

G'day all. spent some time this week getting more cheapies off scrappy. complete L300 shifter with morse cables instead of solid linkages& complete column with the angle box & connection shaft also deawoo power rack. Spoke to Jeff Dellow my bellhousing is at the factory today being machined. I'm using a concentric slave cylinder with it. It should be here late next week early week after starting to build the engine transmission cradle next week & the chassis strengthening cradle as well & the frame to surround the floor where it's been cut out. Bellhousing arrived yesterday delivered personally by Jeff Dellow it's good to have friends of 40 years. A lot of catching up with.
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