71 Subybug 2.5

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burls
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71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:53 pm

I got me 71 superbug and a1998 outback so the conversion can start

The plan

71 superbug platform
Baja style
Fit a 2.5 suby eng and gearbox with Subarugears conversion
Upgrade brakes and prob everything else
Radiator in the rear wing
33" rears
29" fronts


Let the fun begin
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vw1970
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by vw1970 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:36 am

pics or it didn't happen!

burls
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:39 am

Well it is just l are Shinto at putting photos on forums

The bug is chopped read to go, old gearbox is out

Next is suby in to the shed to remove the gearbox and engine
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vw1970
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by vw1970 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:55 pm

I was having trouble with it to when I stated my thread a week or so ago. I ended up using a photo hosting site called "Imgur" so all you have to do i upload them to that site and copy and paste a link into your forum post and walah! I look forward to your build.

Are you using the OEM ecu?

burls
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:54 pm

https://imgur.com/a/hB4H3

Just tried imgur. So see how l go

Yes all original gear at this stage
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burls
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:41 pm

Well still need to work on my photo uploading

Little update, donor car is stripped to within an inch of its life and 4.44 subarugears will be here on the weekend. My only drama so far is a got a TY case with hi and low ratio so a bit of extra work to remove some gears cut a bit more out and fill some more holes
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burls
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:31 am

Got my gears from subygears on the weekend and started the install today. Unfortunately l have an Outback gearbox with Hi and Lo. The selector and idler gear have bee named removed but the drive gears are still hitting the big 4.44 ring gear. Has anyone had this problem and what did you do
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burls
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:19 pm

https://imgur.com/a/1vCtz

Engine and gearbox ready to mate to bug
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burls
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Re: 71 Subybug 2.5

Post by burls » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:15 am

Haven't been on for while
Gearbox done, mated back to engine
New mount made and engine gearbox installed. Had to shorten the driveshafts to make them fit
Tried fitting the suby front hubs and brakes but they make the front wms 2" too narrow
Dropped the body on today and had to cut a big chunk out of the rear firewall and parcel shelf.
Next step is to fabricate and fit a 2" body lift so it all has clearance
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