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Old 02-18-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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mid engined vanagon

My 1989 vw vanagon recieved a 94 3.5L chrysler v6 and transaxle under the back seat as a mid engined, rear wheel drive configuration.

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halfshaft lengths

and mods to accommodate the translation



and the e/t setback is evident here [1.5"]
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I cleaned up those brake lines and got them in and tightened. the beamer shafts that I had will be shortened and halved for the final length mock-up--then splinted together in the median radius with angle iron and my welder. this will define installation clearances too.
the wink /visor mirror assembly is started up front-- I hated the visor/mirror already there, so i designed a better one- youlle see
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1/2 shaft mockup


and my new second donor car I bought last wednesday mar 14 in anaheim, ca. thats the new abominable snowman rollercoaster at disneyland across the street
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the BMW 735i, 1987, was the donor for the rear brakes and drive flanges
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I am working on a chrysler powered toyota previa for the masses as well-- I spent 2 hours laying under one at the jy with a tape, pen/pad and a camera. it looks promising. the engine will split 50/50 at the floor level, landing at the top of the rear bench seat bottom cushion and 13" south using the toyota hanging peripherie boundary layer, that is, the lowest ghost line where the bottom of oil pans and spare tires are. It wont have droopy diapers. much nicer coach than the vanagon too.
photos and scale drawings to come......
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not the next project, vanagon lhs ll, but its son, the toyota previa van, or previa lhs, has crawled from the drawing table



255 hp and 25 mpg.

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this is living proof that if you build content, they will come, except for the coming part
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cam seals are next, just before oil goes in
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front engine seals need r/r before the oil goes in -water pump too.

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