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> Tube Chassis Subaru Engine build, It rolls!
tazz9924
post Apr 4 2020, 11:27 PM
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Heres the quick break down: My old car got totaled on the side of the road, i got a good settlement out of it and with the money im building A tube frame chassis 914 with Porsche Boxster suspension and a subaru turbo motor.
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(Disclaimer some of these are really down the road and may not make the initial version 2.0, maybe 2.1 or so on and so forth. They are also goals so weather or not i achieve them, it’s something to shoot for.)

Tube frame chassis, all made of DOM tube and when all when the car is fully built it should weigh 1600 ish lbs.

The motor: It will have a subaru turbo motor. The initial version will see a 2.0 just so i can start having fun but eventually it’ll be a hybrid 2.5 making 400whp

The suspension: It will all be porsche boxster same with the brakes so it should handle all the power and lack of weight im throwing at it.

The body: It will be all fiberglass panels dzused on with the exception of the A pillar which will be a stock piece from a 914 but it will retain a vin tag. The only other stock 914 related thing will be pop up headlights which will be retained.

Aero: This thing will have an extreme aero package. From the smooth underbelly with large rear diffuser and front splitter to canards and a chassis mounted rear wing, This “car” WILL have a presence like little else.

Interior: Skip... JK this thing will have a digital dash, k tuned shifter, willwood pedal cluster, and a plaid racing seat. Thats about it, passenger seat is seen as optional at this point.

So hopefully this should be good, i dont have much time, even in the covid 19 world we currently find ourselves in right now. It may not be a fast paced build but the goal is to have a roller by june... So lets get to building!

OG car:
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The Crash:
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I dont have many parts left, I took all the good parts off sold what i could and kept what i needed.
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post Apr 5 2020, 08:52 AM
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First step is the main frame rails. i bent these up and took way too long but they are within a 64th of an inch of each other and are dead flat.
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Next I needed to mock it up to find my width which is 22” inside to inside. I also wanted to see what it was gonna look like
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post Apr 5 2020, 10:41 AM
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Interesting. Have been contemplating a similar midengine build using boxster suspension. Will be interested to see how this goes together!
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post Apr 5 2020, 12:51 PM
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post Apr 5 2020, 12:58 PM
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post Apr 5 2020, 07:26 PM
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Began welding the main bit of the chassis together. Fairly decent welds, im still getting used to the hand controls instead of a pedal to make it more simple to weld while on the floor.
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Damn pictures keep rotating, i even turn them in my phone but no luck.
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post Apr 5 2020, 09:02 PM
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This will be a great build!!!! Are you going to document it on the YT channel?
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post Apr 6 2020, 02:59 AM
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Loved your old car. It'll be great watching this!
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post Apr 6 2020, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 5 2020, 07:02 PM) *

This will be a great build!!!! Are you going to document it on the YT channel?

I certainly will!
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post Apr 6 2020, 06:28 AM
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What do you call your tube channel?
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very cool!
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post Apr 6 2020, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE(gereed75 @ Apr 6 2020, 04:28 AM) *

What do you call your tube channel?

Ziptied, a place where u can see me do dumb things with cars.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCwkC6muunVD72SHwE9ZoXeA
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post Apr 6 2020, 09:03 PM
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Spent the day adding in the wings of the chassis under where the driver and passenger(?) sits and honing in my tube bender. Turns out my bending die is advertised as a 7” radius but in reality its an 8.125” radius (which made me waste some good metal to find out). More on what i was bending tomorrow when im done. Attached Image
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post Apr 7 2020, 08:46 AM
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Looks great so far.

Have you measured the floor jacks to ensure same height or not grossly off?

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post Apr 7 2020, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Apr 6 2020, 04:45 AM) *

QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 5 2020, 07:02 PM) *

This will be a great build!!!! Are you going to document it on the YT channel?

I certainly will!


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QUOTE(Mueller @ Apr 7 2020, 06:46 AM) *

Looks great so far.

Have you measured the floor jacks to ensure same height or not grossly off?

Yep i welded them in place to ensure the same height and to dissuade me from using them on something else. Also made them level because without much weight on them they dont sit flat.
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QUOTE(tazz9924 @ Apr 7 2020, 07:59 PM) *

QUOTE(Mueller @ Apr 7 2020, 06:46 AM) *

Looks great so far.

Have you measured the floor jacks to ensure same height or not grossly off?

Yep i welded them in place to ensure the same height and to dissuade me from using them on something else. Also made them level because without much weight on them they dont sit flat.


the floor is flat too ?
garage floors are not exactly a surface plate.
looks are deceiving.
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Flat and straight enough is flat and straight enough for a home build (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) I'm sure he can build enough adjustability into the mounts to correct any twist in the chassis.

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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Apr 7 2020, 05:47 PM) *

Flat and straight enough is flat and straight enough for a home build (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) I'm sure he can build enough adjustability into the mounts to correct any twist in the chassis.

Correct however i regularly check measurements and after a good amount of welding .35 degrees is all the twist so far. My garage floor is absolutely not flat but once all the welding is done im gonna shim the stands to level it out. Too bad a chassis table is so damn big and expensive.... next time i guess.
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