This is my first post! For years I have been secretly lurking around the forums plotting to build myself a locost... Now I have finally acquired a donor car, albeit not in the way i was hoping to acquire one, but nevertheless, I now have a base to start my project!
My 1998 subaru impreza rs was declared totalled by my insurance company having nothing more than body damage and a slightly bent front end. They cut me a check and let me keep my car! Go figure
My first thought was to start parting it out in hopes of getting another car to replace my toy, but i was Divinely reminded of my dream to one day build a car from scratch. Okay, so I have my car... now how in the world can I build an awd chassis around subaru's complete drivetrain?!
If i can pull it off, I think this might just be the greatest custom build ever... As I could drop in any subaru powerplant, tranny, etc I wanted to down the road as long as the frame remains in good condition.
Now... the tricky part... I have never seen someone build a frame around an as is
subaru awd drivetrain. I know it can be done, anything can be done, but for the sake of simplicity and AWD goodness, I would like to keep the entire drivetrain as is....Question time!
: How should I position everything, including my cockpit, to provide the best weight distribution for a good handling car?? I know you all will have something in mind....
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