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1991 Subaru Crawler build
« on: Sep 17, 2016, 09:16:18 AM »
so ive owned this 1991 legacy for 9 years, brought my son home from the hospital in it, practically lived in it, and racked up 421k miles on her. i love the car, shes a part of the family, but i lost the 4th gear synchro, a cv boot, the passenger window motor, shes showing her age.
what better way to honor her service than retire her on a set of mud terrains and dual cases?

so i purchased a new 16 outback to replace the ole girl, then bought a toyota hilux that was already fully built,the hilux will donate parts to the legacy, to make a solid axled station wagon. cause i can

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omlin engineering bellhousing (subaru ej series to toyota w series adapter)
tacoma clutch
w56 1988 4runner
marlin built dual ultimates, with rotated adapter, 23 spline internals, and 4.7 rear case
tacoma trd rear axle, with armor, spool
fj62 front axle, marlin birfs and chromo shafts, 4x4 labs six stud knuckles and arms (no t-g !)
spartan locker, ifs hub conversion, vented rotors, armor, 4.88s
cherokee/ruf hybrid front springs
63s in rear
marlin shackles and bilstien shocks
all on a set of 35 in mtrs- nope, 37x14.5 toyo mts

lots of trimming, and custom frame building lays ahead!
« Last Edit: Sep 25, 2016, 07:41:44 PM by crawlerdan »

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2016, 10:54:48 AM »
Sounds like a cool project!
 I'll be watching this for sure. I love seeing not box stock builds. Are you you building a frame to put it on or boxing/plating the Uni body like they do with cherokees?

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #2 on: Sep 17, 2016, 10:56:26 AM »
Sounds like a cool project!
 I'll be watching this for sure. I love seeing not box stock builds. Are you you building a frame to put it on or boxing/plating the Uni body like they do with cherokees?
a combination of both!

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #3 on: Sep 17, 2016, 01:35:03 PM »
In!
Time to go wheelin!

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #4 on: Sep 17, 2016, 05:52:41 PM »
 :popcorn:
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #5 on: Sep 17, 2016, 07:51:03 PM »
i am i am i am i am  :cheese:

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #6 on: Sep 18, 2016, 05:21:14 PM »
just so you know- winning never get old

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #7 on: Sep 18, 2016, 05:22:02 PM »
i need a triple cable shifter for the t cases, anyone know of one?

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #8 on: Sep 19, 2016, 08:45:59 AM »
Damn, that was fast!  :o :yikes:Looks wicked...
So when's the ej20 wrx motor going in :smokin:
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #9 on: Sep 19, 2016, 08:47:42 AM »
Damn, that was fast! Looks wicked.
I still have a ton of work to do but it's sitting on its own weighty right now

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #10 on: Sep 20, 2016, 09:02:37 AM »
i need a triple cable shifter for the t cases, anyone know of one?

Try Rory. He might be able to put a custom set-up together for you.

http://www.radesignsproducts.com/triple-sticks-1.html
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #11 on: Sep 23, 2016, 05:28:32 PM »
rory is building triples, and i accidently bought new 37 inch toyos for the car. that sounds funny

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #12 on: Sep 24, 2016, 12:51:44 PM »
Great build,have thought of something like that,didn't know you could mate Subaru to Toyota.
Think next will be Astro on long bed 85.

Keep up the cool work

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #13 on: Sep 25, 2016, 05:22:59 PM »
Great build,have thought of something like that,didn't know you could mate Subaru to Toyota.


you cant mate a subaru to  a toyota, unless you're a bad-ass. fortunately, i am

it has 3/4 of the frame done as of this evening

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #14 on: Sep 30, 2016, 04:48:02 PM »
it now has a frame, steering box, and slider shackles

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #15 on: Sep 30, 2016, 05:02:06 PM »
At the beginning of this thread I thought you were putting this car on a toyota frame. Seeing now it appears you put a toyota rear axle with leaf springs under the uni body. Then made a front frame section to mount the front of leaf springs and steering box to. Am I seeing this correctly?
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #16 on: Sep 30, 2016, 05:06:41 PM »
At the beginning of this thread I thought you were putting this car on a toyota frame. Seeing now it appears you put a toyota rear axle with leaf springs under the uni body. Then made a front frame section to mount the front of leaf springs and steering box to. Am I seeing this correctly?
putting a car on a truck frame is the retarded way of doibg this, in my opinion. Im strengthening the unibody, sleeving the unibody, reusing moubtibg points where i can, it will be a solid axle Subaru, not a subaru bodied Toyota

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #17 on: Oct 05, 2016, 07:48:47 PM »
Dan, you still need to learn how to take and post pictures!   :rofl2: 



Just giving you some fun.   :thumbs:   Only because I am jealous of your building abilities!!  :yesnod:
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #18 on: Oct 05, 2016, 08:07:42 PM »
here ya go cheesy, suspension is done, on its weight at rise heightm, 23 inch belly height, 37 in toyo
had to cut floor to make room for bilstiens, ill fix soon. coming along nicely

engine and trans going in this weekend on hand made xmembers, 4 inches back from oem locations

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #19 on: Oct 08, 2016, 08:21:03 PM »
engine in, cases in, giant hole in cab...yaaaay

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #20 on: Nov 01, 2016, 09:49:16 AM »
no more hole in cab. look!! shifty thingies!!

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #21 on: Nov 01, 2016, 04:41:12 PM »
That thing is sick man, such a cool build.  :clap: yr skills.
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #22 on: Nov 05, 2016, 02:44:48 PM »
the wheel wells...where tiny. so i said buhbye

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #23 on: Nov 05, 2016, 02:48:45 PM »
Looks great, nice job on fenderwells
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #24 on: Nov 05, 2016, 02:50:24 PM »
thanks! now, sub woofer boxes will be made to encose the areas of plastic i removed, then exhaust, then... shes done!!

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #25 on: Nov 10, 2016, 11:54:22 AM »
any pictures of the bell housing?
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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #26 on: Nov 10, 2016, 12:01:05 PM »
If you search w-series trans adapter. An entire build-up of the process will show up on the Ultimate Subaru message board

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #27 on: Nov 13, 2016, 01:00:20 PM »
any pictures of the bell housing?

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #28 on: Nov 17, 2016, 08:41:45 PM »
DUUUDE this is amazing!!!I have seriously always dreamed of doing this to a second generation subaru forester.It would be like a mini mini 4runner almost. I was wondering if one could put the body on a firstgen 4runner frame. If i was loaded with money id totally do it just for kicks

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Re: 1991 Subaru Crawler build
« Reply #29 on: Nov 17, 2016, 08:45:19 PM »
DUUUDE this is amazing!!!I have seriously always dreamed of doing this to a second generation subaru forester.It would be like a mini mini 4runner almost. I was wondering if one could put the body on a firstgen 4runner frame. If i was loaded with money id totally do it just for kicks
it would be easier to do what i did, than a Body swap

 
 
 
 
 

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