Time to start mounting the suspension.
The engine/gearbox combo didn't come with any suspension bits so I'm using the Subaru hubs, adaptors and wheels as before.
The drive-shafts will need cutting and shutting too!
I played around with the original sub-frame and bottom wish-bones but couldn't get things to work the way they were.
It was time to re-make the sub-frame and use as much of the original Ford lower suspension arms as possible.
The plan is to add threaded adjusters to the lower arms so that I can adjust the toe.
Lower arms sand blasted, primed and cut up!
Round cds tubing drilled and fitted with threaded inserts to allow toe adjustments.
No, no, no, to me this looks wrong. The hub is off-set from the wishbone mount. Back to the drawing board me thinks!
May as well try the hub while I'm here
Strip the sub-frame off the chassis, keep the useful parts and re-cycle the rest
Original rear sub-frame mounting welded to start of the new frame
Re-worked sub-frame brings the wish-bone mounts into line
I just have to add two more chassis mounts to the front.
Tonight I got hold of 3 metres of roll-bar tubing so I will add that to the frame sometime over Christmas.
Thanks for looking in this year!
More progress pics soon.