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Old January 9th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #1
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So I guess I'm keeping the frame and sheet metal from my most recent pickup

Wife thought it was cute, so I'm gonna tuck the frame and sheet metal away until the Kernel is done. This is probably about a year out before it really starts getting worked on, but I like to put the cart before the horse on my builds...

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Modified frame and body for extra comfort
- Probably modify my current windshield as a roaster style
- sport roll bar probably
- Keep original patina as much as possible.
Reefer diesel engine (Kubota)
- Turbocharged
- Non-intercooled with boost referenced methanol injection
- figuring no more than 100hp and 400 ft lbs?
5 speed 2wd trans
- something cheap and reliable
drop beam front axle with radius arms
air bags
Low back seats
Have fun building it and driving it



Hoping it turns out to be a really comfortable, economical ride to beat around town. I see the guys that swap these engines into s10s and rangers getting high 30s religiously with them. Have a few tricks up my sleeve planned for the build. Should look pretty slick when it's done.

If anyone needs drivetrain parts, please get at me, I'm gonna start tearing down this week.
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If it has the stock air filter and oil filter assemblies, I maybe interested in those
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If it has the stock air filter and oil filter assemblies, I maybe interested in those
I need to dig through parts, will let you know if either come up.
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Why not drop the body on a samurai frame? They have almost exactly the same dimensions. Then you can use the samurai drivetrain with a VW 1.6 TDI, as they already have adapters for them.
I don't think you'll be able to pull that kind of power out of a Kubota motor reliably.
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Why not drop the body on a samurai frame? They have almost exactly the same dimensions. Then you can use the samurai drivetrain with a VW 1.6 TDI, as they already have adapters for them.
I don't think you'll be able to pull that kind of power out of a Kubota motor reliably.
Because WWII that is why. Wait kubota is Japanese too. I'd just throw and ecotec engine in it and have it work.
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Why not drop the body on a samurai frame? They have almost exactly the same dimensions. Then you can use the samurai drivetrain with a VW 1.6 TDI, as they already have adapters for them.
I don't think you'll be able to pull that kind of power out of a Kubota motor reliably.
Because I already have a 4wd jeep?
Because I don't want a VW engine?
Because the Kubota is a 2 wire hookup?
Because Diesel?


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Because WWII that is why. Wait kubota is Japanese too. I'd just throw and ecotec engine in it and have it work.
I already have a 1.4t in my sonic RS

I could try to win the greymarine engine I saw at the local auction place too
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