620 project "TBD" - dd
Posted 31 December 2016 - 12:47 AM
Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:31 PM
I pulled the bottom end to check the crank and rod bearings and will most likely replace them all. still deciding on whether to pull the head, head gaskets are cheap for this motor (compared to Subarus).
Also finally got the dashboard out and soaked the chassis bolts for the cab. Aiming to have the cab off the frame in the next week or so.
Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:18 AM
Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:27 PM
It's been awhile and I have a few updates. The cab is off the frame, the mount points are very damaged, i need ideas on how to repair and reinforce them - doesn't have to be pretty, just functional.
Floor should be simple, i have some 22 and 18 gauge sheet as well as easy grind welding wire.
The next question is front suspension, i would like to move away from the torsion bars and do coil-overs.
What about coil overs, most everything i have found is for doing coil overs on the king-pin type front.
I have the ball joint control arms and non-vented disc brakes. What are my options for vented front discs, i don't want to have braking issues with the more powerful motor.
Not there yet, but i'll be doing rear disc brakes, would like to do a stronger hand brake as well.
Steering component wise - I need new tie rods and joints all around - including the ball joints for the control arms.
Also considering drop spindles but still undecided.
Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:55 PM
Beebani makes coil over kits for the ball joint 620"s. But you will need a custom upper a arms which he also sells. Pics show custom a arm with two inch drop spindles with slotted drilled rotors
Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:47 PM
I picked up Beebani's coilover kit and adjustable a-arms. They shipped quick and look great!
I'll do a detailed install as soon as i'm ready, but in the meantime i documented the full disassembly of a front corner.
Too many pictures to paste individually here, so i started a google photo album.
It was more of an archaeological dig than a mechanics endeavour, but it was well worth it.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:47 PM
Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:04 PM
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