Territory TS - AWD
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series
It would require a full front crossmember & suspension changeover.
I've done some investigation work and it is possible though involved. You would basically ditch the pressed steel K-member and everything attached to it such as the steering rack, sway bar, upper & lower arms and uprights from the E-series. The frame rails are basically the same shape E-series to AU but the locating dowels and bolt locations are slightly different. So these would need to be relocated to AU spots (grinding, drilling & welding involved I'd imagine). Then bolt in the alloy AU crossmember(s) along with lower suspension arms, steering rack, sway bars and uprights from an AU. The upper arms (must use AU to suit the AU upright - balljoints located differently) would then bolt onto the body as the E-series did.
If I was doing it I'd add an AU engine at the same time. Then it's basically how the cars are put togther at the factory. The best way would be to have the body raised and drop the motor, suspension etc with the K-member out from underneath and lift the AU equivalent into place.
Then you have to address the different track at the rear end or continue to run AU wheels front and earlier wheels out back - a bad idea IMO.
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Last edited by RAPTOR; 01-18-04 at 03:04 AM.