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Old 02-01-2008, 06:36 PM
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I wish I could claim that, but it was built by my mentor. I do have a few more pictures though. I aspire to become as good as him someday.








In the last picture you can see how the bars angle forward toward the knuckles.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:39 PM
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Thumbs up

You had a great teacher and it shows.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:31 PM
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Wow, now there is a lot of fab time. Somebody has some deep pockets.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:05 PM
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You bet. Its estimated to be a $20K chassis right now. Still needs a lot to be complete too.

Heres the front end so far.






I want to do something similar with the front of my truck sometime here soon. All scratch built for a narrower track width, and less camber.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:59 AM
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Definitely a ton of hours in that! truely awesome is that rear setup for a 9" 3rd member? or is it all mini truck?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:44 AM
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I actually don't know what differential it is set up for. I know hes a fan of the Toyota stuff.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:36 PM
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Rear engine Mazda pickup

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Today I talked with customer that wants me to graft the front frame section from an Eldorado onto the back of a '68 Chevy pickup. I've seen a wheel stander done that way, but never really paid attention to detail on how it was done. I know it can be done, and that the one I saw isn't the only one in existence.

Has anyone here done something like this or know someone that has. I'm just trying to gather as much info and insight as I can before I start on this project since it is a bit unique. Any pics and links are appreciated.



Hey guys I think I might have something of interest. Here's my little mazda pickup with a northstar caddy engine in the back. I also put a turbo on it to and it will really pin you back in the seat.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. Here is the link, start on page 14 http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...s1-pcm-14.html

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Old 01-01-2009, 08:34 PM
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that is sic mazda49!!!

Seth...has that guy done anymore work on that IRS truck?? That thing is wild as heck!!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:17 PM
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That's a cool little pickup mazda1949 and a clean looking job too. How did the new axles work out? I hope your health issues are improving also!

OH! and welcome to the OFN
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:03 AM
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Health and axels

CaptainFab thanks for asking about my health issues. Im getting kinda old you know and dont get well as quick as I used to but Im doing fine now, the good thing is it wasn't cancer!!!
The axles worked good so far, I heat treated them and had them made of a little harder metal this last time. You wouldn't beleive the power the turbo gave the stock northstar. I havent been to the strip yet but I know this thing is going to be in the 11's in a quarter. Its a fun little truck to drive.

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Old 01-04-2009, 06:40 AM
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it should pull a good wheelstand with only the fuel tank up front
impressive work
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:40 AM
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I am new to the site and so far I spent 2 hours just lookin at projects, but this is what brought me here to begin with.....I have a backyard project Comanche that i started to build but it is not my first........being my third build I wanted to do something a little different because I want it to be different and so far each one has had its own characteristics.....although you might call my work "Redneck"....you would still drive them.....lol...as to my reasoning for this particular subject? Here is why: I want to build my 4th MJ Comanche but this time I want to incorporate 2.5 ton top load rockwells, which I have already, 4 link suspension, coils or kings, V8 power or diesel, but here is where it comes in play.....I want it to be rear engine. I have in my possession a Thermo-electron corporation 1.7:1 Vdrive, but the problem is that I have no clue what kinda of torque these things will handle.....I know that these have been used for wheelstanders and high powered engines for years...and I know they use them for rear engine sand cars, but could they handle the torque of 4 wheel drive running gear????

I know SCS and profab make a case for this application, but I dont have 2 to 3 grand for this, but I do have a vdrive .....I want to mount the engine behind the cab with the rear of the tranny facing to the front and then have a shaft to the vdrive and a return shaft to the divorced 205 transfer case I have and then out to the rocks....this is basically the same ideal as the monster trucks with the mid engine just on a poor mans budget.....there is really not much info on this that I have found, which is why I ended up here........
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:48 AM
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Oh yeah I'm sorry...hey everyone, and Mazda that is some awesome work on that rear engine!
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:50 AM
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that is sic mazda49!!!

Seth...has that guy done anymore work on that IRS truck?? That thing is wild as heck!!!
Yes, but not much. It got some brackets off the rear of the differential to hold the bed for a tilt bed.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:29 AM
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Doing something similar to mazda1949. Early Taurus SHO drivetrain in an S10. Drivers going to be centered in the cockpit as well.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:49 AM
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I've got a '73 Eldorado, front wheel drive, 500ci.
For what it's worth, the front is suspended with torsion bars.
Good luck with the project.
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I'll show my age and fuzzy memory but...
I believe it was Micky Thompson that built a dual Torinado(sp?) engined (Frnt & R) Chevy LUV desert racer way back late 70's early 80's Red white and Blue US ARMY?

you mean this beast?


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