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Thanks sixnut,it will be nicer in red with the front splitter on and a bit of bling hiding behind the bumper
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Thats brilliant. You could not paint it and it'd still look awesome.
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Have you welded yourself in?
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Hi lads,thanks for all the good comments,I wish I had been welded in
Been pretty busy at real work:-( but I did manage to get a few bits done.ive been making up brackets and mountings for the rx7 radiator.iv left the brackets long for now until I figure out what way il be mounting the intercooler.
I will also be remounting the alternator and power steering pump.it will give me more space up front for fans.also the new radiator top hose would have been too close to the power steering pump in its old position.
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Are all 3 pictures the same?
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Wow just wow! I just spotted this thread. I made a rwd 33 years ago and my plan was to make it wider and use v6 in it. I really like this subalfa combo
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Thanks Alan,that's some pretty nice driving
What engine gearbox and axle combo did you use on the 33?
I was toying with a fiat 131 5 speed box and making it rwd before I went down this route
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It was original 1.7 16v with lowered and ported heads, some homemade exhaust (copy of ansa manifold) and lightened rotating parts. Some good 140bhp and the car weighted 700kg
Drive was from permanent4 with removed front and welded viscous coupling.
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It certainly looks and sounds the business fish tailing around the track
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I am a little surprised that the mechanical can withstand such a load. I would have thought that the rear drive axle set up for a 33 (assuming the P4 set up was used) would be fairly lightweight in it construction.
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rear diff is same as front, so no problem, some parts in the gearbox are a little on a soft side, but i just drilled through the whole rotating assembly (4 holes 8mm) and put some 12,9 screws through
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Got to the shed a bit yesterday and today.ive been sizeing up the bulkhead for a while now and wondering how the hell to fabricate a new one
Once I delved into it,it's actually not working out too bad
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I removed the scuttle panel,I'm on the lookout for a replacement but they are impossible to locate if not il just repair this one.either way things will be easier with it removed.
It also allows better access to fabricate my new bulkhead.
I had to fabricate the bulkhead in 3 different parts because of all the different angles and curves.
Next job is to tack it all together,weld it up and trim it back. Then spot weld it into place
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Nifty work on the scuttle sections Mark!
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I removed the scuttle panel,I'm on the lookout for a replacement but they are impossible to locate
As in the plastic scuttle panels? I have 2 sets in the attic iirc. Drop me a pm if this is the bit your looking for.
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Thanks fluffy duff,it's actually the metal panel underneath the plastic scuttle I'm after.
They seem to rust from underneath upwards
If I can't get hold of a rust free second hand one il go about repairing it. I reckon a good shot of wax oil in around these sections wouldn't be a bad idea for remaining cars.
Although a good shot of wax oil everywhere would be even better.
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Thanks fluffy duff,it's actually the metal panel underneath the plastic scuttle I'm after.
They seem to rust from underneath upwards
If I can't get hold of a rust free second hand one il go about repairing it. I reckon a good shot of wax oil in around these sections wouldn't be a bad idea for remaining cars.
Although a good shot of wax oil everywhere would be even better.
I was gonna ask you what your doing with yours now you have removed it, since mine is well f***ed. Oh well, one more thing Im gonna have to look into.
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Looks like il be repairing mine and welding it back in unless one miraculously pops up for sale in the meantime.it seems like it's the corners that suffer the most.it shouldn't be too hard a panel to repair with it removed,a bit more difficult when it's still welded to the car.
I did contact a guy in Bulgaria to see if he had a rust free one he was willing to drill out for me....but no reply. It is an amount of work,hassle and time involved,so I'm not suprised
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I got some of my bulkhead trimmed back and seam welded up and the fitment is working out pretty good.before I weld it back in I must do some bracing of the brake and clutch pedals, which were braced off the subaru bulkhead.im going to run a bar behind the dash and brace them off of that.il also tie in the strut tops and the main engine mount
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That looks like a lot of work / fabrication time. Keep going Mark.
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I got the support bar for the bulkhead and pedals mocked up yesterday.
I made up some brackets to support the pedals,just to clean the paint off the bar and weld them up.
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I can get at everything more easy before the new bulkhead and scuttle panel go back in.
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The bar on the left with the 2 red dribbles is just keeping the pedals propped up while I fabricate the brackets:-)
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Not much exciting to report,just got back from the shed and I was doing a bit of tubbing of the second arch.the second tub is different from the first tub due to the fuel filler so the templates I'd made were not the same
So this is what I got done.
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Hopefully the day next day il get the rest of it finished off and welded up and move on to the boot floor
Every now and then on AO a thread pops up, that you think "I'll click on this as it might be interesting" and then get completely immersed in it. This is one of those but this has won the just created "most lunatic project I have ever seen on AO" award!

What on earth gave you the idea that this might be a viable project? Did you happen to be measuring the widths / lengths of the two cars and thought "I know, I'll weld a 33 body on to a Subaru"?

From an engineering perspective (and I am not an engineer), I think I have seen most of the pictures this morning and the above is my favourite

Also, what does this do / what is it for? The fabrication is beautiful!

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Thanks for the support
I guess in the beginning I wanted more power and I was just going to shoe horn the engine in but it would have meant upgrading everything
Then when my floorpan was in a rusty state to begin with so I got out the tape and the minigrinder and started chopping.and thought this just might work
Then it just snowballed to this
The picture is of some hole swaging.its just a sample pic I put up.ive used it on the rear strut. It's used to lighten and strengten panels or brackets at the same time,plus it looks the business
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