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bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/5/19 4:33 p.m.

Pulled the rear end today. 

Let my Detroit then redneck roots show

 

 

And the Anglia's

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
5/5/19 5:40 p.m.

Why cant you just weld this into the back of the Anglia? Same track as up front, no?

 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/5/19 9:13 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

I thought about it. But its alot easier to just toss another axle onto the leaves.

Honestly pure laziness is the only real reason not to. I may pull the leaves and stick it under and see. 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/5/19 9:23 p.m.

Sold off some of the original anglia parts. 

 

Azryael
Azryael New Reader
5/5/19 10:01 p.m.

What a cool little car. Will be riot when you get it done. Following closely.

Also may need to swing by and borrow your skid steer.

rattfink81
rattfink81 New Reader
5/6/19 2:05 a.m.

If you plan on keeping it a fwd I’d either see how much work that stock Mazda rear setup is or a older solid beam setup from something with the same bolt pattern. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
5/6/19 6:46 a.m.
rattfink81 said:

If you plan on keeping it a fwd I’d either see how much work that stock Mazda rear setup is or a older solid beam setup from something with the same bolt pattern. 

Earlier generation Dodge minivans had a solid beam with leaf springs. Tons of them in junkyards.

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/7/19 12:09 a.m.

In reply to Azryael :

You in the hill country? Skidsteer is down again, tends to break often when it's the same age as me

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/7/19 12:45 a.m.

Internet says caravans were 5x100. I'm rocking standard Ford 5x4.5 or 5x114.3. 

I need to toss the Mazda rear under and see what it looks like. That's the low cost option 

Azryael
Azryael New Reader
5/7/19 11:46 a.m.

In reply to bigfranks84 :

I'm a little ways to your East, up near Spring Branch.

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/17/19 11:26 p.m.

Thinking of sn95 rearend. Going see about getting one tomorrow if it's not sold yet.  

And if I ever change my mind on fwd I will have the rear I want in it anyways.  

 

rattfink81
rattfink81 New Reader
5/18/19 11:18 a.m.

Sounds like a solid plan 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/19/19 5:52 p.m.

No luck on the cheap rear, never heard back.  Asked a different guy that was parting out a sn95 and he wanted 300 and me to pull it. So turned that one down,  if I'm pulling it I'll just go to a jy and pass less.  

Went to start on it today and somehow the rear Jack stands feel over and the rear dropped to the ground.  

 

But after getting it back off the ground I got to work.  

I got the trans mount all welded up and on.  Braced the mount to the strut tower to give some strength back to the strut tower and patched the hole I cut out earlier. 

 

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
5/19/19 6:07 p.m.

Can we for a moment back up to the part where you might have been under the car when it just decided to drop to the ground"?

 

Pete

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/19/19 8:08 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

I was jacking up the front when the back tipped over. Working by yourself and in gravel for many years has taught me to never put my self under something unless I have to. Even though I had the jackstands on some wood blocks all the rain made the ground soft. I kinda thought it was going tip but figured it might not and worse case it falls to the ground. 

I lifted the rear back up with the bucket truck and just sat a 3x3 steel tube under the leaf's, this way it can tip over the fully extended Jack stands

 

But I do really like the stance of the rear, that's about 4.5in clearance to the bottom of the leaf springs. 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/19/19 8:17 p.m.

It officially is holding it self up now. Front springs are to stiff, they don't compress at all. 

johnlumer20
johnlumer20 New Reader
5/19/19 11:22 p.m.

Very beautiful car. Love this.

rattfink81
rattfink81 New Reader
5/20/19 9:11 a.m.

Can you just make a rear out of some square tubbing and some hub assembles with the correct wheel bolt pattern? It’s a very light car.

cdeforrest
cdeforrest New Reader
5/20/19 11:44 a.m.

It's a shame there weren't AWD Mazda 3's of that generation:  FWD vs RWD..why not both?

 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/20/19 9:47 p.m.

In reply to rattfink81 :

I could , that's how I did my trailer axle. But for $100 I can go pickup a 7.5 mustang rear

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/20/19 9:48 p.m.

In reply to cdeforrest :

I'm not going lie, if I could find a manual awd transaxle I'd be all for it. Do they exist,  I haven't found one yet 

brad131a4
brad131a4 Reader
5/20/19 10:34 p.m.

Audi TT or Passat syncro  both transverse engines with rear facing pto. 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/23/19 9:54 p.m.

Hopefully going get a 7.5 this weekend,  he only wants $100 and its already pulled. 

I also might have a line on some p71 wheels and tires.  If I can get them down in price some I'll grab those this weekend to

This style, pic stolen right off Google 

rattfink81
rattfink81 New Reader
5/24/19 11:26 a.m.

I liked the look of the red steelies, you plan on painting the new ones if you get them? 

bigfranks84
bigfranks84 Reader
5/25/19 10:39 p.m.

In reply to rattfink81 :

Apparently no one wants my money. Never heard back from the wheel guy and the axle guy pushed me back to next weekend. 

 

Going work on finish welding things tomorrow. Might try and get the floors in tomorrow . 

 

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