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    Buy a set of the carriers off eBay or Craigslist.
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    Id still have to modify them to accept my bolt in wheel bearing, which could be not a big deal i guess

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    Glad to see some progress on getting this project rolling!
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    Awesome build so far! I freaking dig the black ranger you built.

    Just curious,
    What is the face to face measurement of the trans you are using? It looks as if this will be a mid engine set-up?

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    Yes mid engine, it is just under 11 inches flange to flange
    or did you mean bellhousing to rear? it is about 23" total
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    So my buddy looks like he wants to try to build a second one with me which is good as I'll have someone to go out with. Cost is a huge factor so I think we will be using ERW instead of DOM, it is a huge cost savings and should be good for me to learn with on with my first full round tube build.
    I got a new axle to measure and at ride height with my wheel adapter it is looking like 63.75" flange to flange.
    I am debating weather I want to do the wheel adapters to use rzr wheels or if i should save the money on adapters and use 5x4.5 wheels instead which would also save me 1 inch on each side, only issue is the vw/audi rear hub using a 5x112mm pattern. I can redrill the hubs but that means if i need to replace them ill have to do it again, I'm trying to keep any "custom" stuff like that to a minumum, but i guess thats not so bad. I could also use wobble bolts like some of the vw/audi guys but that just seems not ideal to me.

    Still bouncing all over with rear suspension design, my transmission case is wide on one side which will make mounts for A arms tough (but i dont think impossible) my upper mounts would just be wider than my lowers which isnt a big deal but they are already a bit wider than my cv pivot. from my very rough drawing it looks like it will work but I'm not sure how well. I also keep thinking about a 3 link but I have no idea how to set up the geometry.

    That's enough for todays long winded post, if anyone has any ideas or insight let me know. Hopefully within a few weeks I have tube and can start something
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    And just like that my buddy is back out. I'm going to stick to using ERW and hopefully have it by this weekend along with a 1.5" die for the bender, and just maybe I'll actually have progress to share soon.
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    Finally got to work on stuff this weekend. I started with nothing Saturday morning and ended with this Sunday night, something happened with my drawing and the base floor hoop thing wound up a inch wider than expected, oh well more shoulder room. I'm going to need to figure out suspension sooner than i thought, this is going quick.

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    Looking good!
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    Nice.
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