When i built mine i removed 12 inches out of the center then fitted an
internal sleeve, as i didn't want to have an external plate showing. I
never measured turret to turret and it seemed to work out ok. remember
the wheel centre to wheel centre will change and the suspension
compresses, but if you are attempting a hybrid i will be teaching youto
I can go and measure mine if you like to see what the distances are?
in the mean time if you want to have a look at mine try these,
I have more of the build if it will help?
> heres hoping some of you will be able to help me out here,
> ive got a 100" rangie chassis, ive cut 12" out of the centre both
> sides, then measured from turret centre to turret centre and got
> something like 86 3/4" which since im building a 88" is too much.
> a mate of mine says he just cuts 12" out then shuts it up with no
> measuring, and gets an 88" wheelbase,
> so i looked at the rangie chassis diagram and they show that between
> turrets is 100", ive ended up opening the join in the chassis about an
> inch and a quarter to get the turret distance at 88", which it is now
> bang on 88"
> can anyone see any problems with what ive done if i just build it from
> here. or should i cut it open again and shut the chasis up tight.
> i think im ok building it as it is as im only going to get a wheelbase
> at worst between 88 and 90.
> this is obviously my first major build and im kinda doing it on my
> own, but cant wait to get it together, its going to be a shortend
> rangie chasis with a defender front end series back diahatsu 2.8
> intercooled turbo with an extreme suspension kit and a r380 box.
> just hope the bank manager understands.
> so if anyone can offer me any advice id greatly appreciate it.