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Old March 22nd, 2016, 10:01 PM
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If you were going to buy a donor truck...

If you were going to buy a donor truck for the driveline... what would you get?

Thinking powerplant, trans, and axels, brakes, all in one shot...

Bronco? I'm a craigslist fiend, always looking for a good deal and I was thinking instead of buying an engine here, then an axel there, then some brakes over here.... why not just get it one stop shopping, then rebuild/refurb as necessary?

Not talking a crawler or anything crazy, just talking components that an intermediate fabricator could interface without a computer and cnc machine, and would make a little speedier daily driver.

I'll rephrase, what truck has an engine, TC, Trans, and axels that are favorable to the Defender 110 geometry that anyone has tinkered with?
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If you were going to buy a donor truck for the driveline... what would you get?
Unimog axles front and rear, rover pattern flanges, rover driveshafts, lt230, 200/300tdi, LT77/LT85/ZF
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 10:05 PM
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Unimog axles front and rear, rover pattern flanges, rover driveshafts, lt230, 200/300tdi, LT77/LT85/ZF
Hard right? because now we're talking components from maybe 3 different vehicles.
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D-I with Isuzu diesel. While not one vehicle, still economical and near bomb proof in the end.
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D-I with Isuzu diesel. While not one vehicle, still economical and near bomb proof in the end.
At that point, D1 and a tahoe w/ Nick's help!

So no Bronco, 10-4. I'll keep eyes out for a D1 rollover, or something to that effect.
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D-I with Isuzu diesel. While not one vehicle, still economical and near bomb proof in the end.
I think you are on to something there. That isuzu engine is a great match for the Defender
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I think you are on to something there. That isuzu engine is a great match for the Defender
Especially with the fueling turned up. Robert has a couple and they are a hoot to drive.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 09:31 AM
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I think you are on to something there. That isuzu engine is a great match for the Defender
Ah, but which one? Then where does the Izuzu part stop and rover begin (Tranny swap, TC..etc)?
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Do a little homework, as this is a fairly common swap. I had one years ago, and it was near perfect combo! The Isuzu has super good parts source, and can be made to fit with a Mark's adaptor- or find an old bread truck (made to fit to a TH400). Or swap in the Isuzu motor, TH tranny (or a 4l80) and adapt at the Case.
And the Isuzu is gear driven so bye bye to timing belts/chains...
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Do a little homework, as this is a fairly common swap. I had one years ago, and it was near perfect combo! The Isuzu has super good parts source, and can be made to fit with a Mark's adaptor- or find an old bread truck (made to fit to a TH400). Or swap in the Isuzu motor, TH tranny (or a 4l80) and adapt at the Case.
And the Isuzu is gear driven so bye bye to timing belts/chains...
I've read a few build logs on this one, mostly when I was toying with the 4BT idea, but decided it would likely rattle the teeth out of my head. I only asked because you don't have to keep any stock components, but could if you so choose to. Was curious if anyone was messing with alternative transmissions other than what was in a donor Izuzu truck. The 4l80 could be good too (easy parts).

I had a Viper V10 and a T-56 I did conversion work on back about 6 years ago into a charger. I'm thinking a T-56 4wd conversion behind that 700 pound monstrosity of an aluminum v-10 and some Dana's and we could have a pretty sweet little ride. Gear it low enough, not much I couldn't conquer! Sure the engine wont fit, but that's only until you stretch the engine bay out w/ tubular wings and a modified bonnet. Dang... there goes my savings.
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Mid-93 or 94 LWB

Swap the BW T-case for an LT230
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