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Old October 14th, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Series IIA coil sprung chassis

Thinking of another Series project and would like to do a coil sprung, is that chassis available or it cut and paste deal
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Old October 15th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Short answer, yes.

Designa
Richards
Marsland
maybe even rovers north
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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Short answer, yes.

Designa
Richards
Marsland
maybe even rovers north
Yes on Designa and no on everyone else.
I am pretty sure Iain has 88 frames on hand for immediate dispatch. Anything that requires customization, like tdi frame mounts, will need as much as 8 weeks lead time (!)
Shipping will hurt.
You could maybe adapt the series body to a 90 frame.
Finally, it is possible to order up the spring mounts, the trailing and radius arm mounts. Or you can cut them from a coil chassis. Cut the a arm crossmember out of a D1 and weld it on to the Series chassis. This is perhaps the least painful cash wise. All the measurements are available and many others have done this already. When you finish the mods, chem strip it and have it all galvanized.
You will probably want to convert to power steering while you are at it.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Yes on Designa and no on everyone else.
I am pretty sure Iain has 88 frames on hand for immediate dispatch. Anything that requires customization, like tdi frame mounts, will need as much as 8 weeks lead time (!)
Shipping will hurt.
You could maybe adapt the series body to a 90 frame.
Finally, it is possible to order up the spring mounts, the trailing and radius arm mounts. Or you can cut them from a coil chassis. Cut the a arm crossmember out of a D1 and weld it on to the Series chassis. This is perhaps the least painful cash wise. All the measurements are available and many others have done this already. When you finish the mods, chem strip it and have it all galvanized.
You will probably want to convert to power steering while you are at it.
Ok all good info. I will want to do another TDI conversion and will also do the PS conversion as well. I did both in my current Series
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Old October 16th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Having already done this conversion IMHO build a 90 and be done with it I fit a series bulkhead to a 90 chassis and got all the cool series look with all the 90 mods and it a ready bolt together I also fit a Tdi 8 years and 125 K and still love it! Good luck with whatever you do.
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Roverx - love that series dash!
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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Thanks!

Actually building another one with my son. Just weld on a series dash tray to a 90 bulkhead. It makes fitting a dash so much easier and cheaper than that plastic crap. Aftermarket Heat and AC are an easy fit as well. It's not for everyone, but once you start a Hybrid all the rules go out the window
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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:16 AM
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So are the series dash trays available? I like this idea as the steel dash is half the draw for a hybrid for me.

I got coil chassis pricing from designa:

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The cost of the chassis are as 88 coil 1450 109 coil 1750 .The lead time
for the build of the chassis is 10 to 12 weeks from time of order subject to
there being no extra mods that you may want
So 3 months plus shipping cost and time.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Yah I couldn't believe Iain doesn't have chassis ready to ship. Might as well ask for the chassis with your engine mounts, radiator mounts, tow bar tube, power steering pump, cross member thru holes, skid plate thru holes, steering stabilizer tab, extra tank mounts, and rock sliders.
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Old October 30th, 2012, 11:46 AM
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It's a bit of work but you just need to drill out the spot welds and you are good to go. You will need to bend up a new connection plate for the top but that is easy. If you are using 2 piece door no mods needed. If you are using i piece doors you will need to shorten the tray by about 1 1/2" Feel free to shoot me an email off list and can give you all the details roverx@comcast.net.
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I don't have much to add other than the fact that you have a cool shop in an awesome location.
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So are the series dash trays available? I like this idea as the steel dash is half the draw for a hybrid for me.

I got coil chassis pricing from designa:



So 3 months plus shipping cost and time.
Anybody know what shipping for the 109 chassis to the states would run?
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