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Old 08-23-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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After a bit of suspension reshaping on my ebay wreck with a 12 ton bottle jack, I was able to actually drive Crashy (as my kids have come to call it). The front wheels now point in the same direction, instead of out in opposite directions. The right side lower suspension arm and tie rod end were bent rearward over three inches. I was able to bend it back with the 12 ton jack, after popping the seal on a 4 ton one. Last week, when I first fired it up the automatic transmission was leaking. With that I found that I hadn't fully seated the left drive axle. After popping it in fully the AT hasn't leaked a drop.

Today I drove it around the yard to check out the AT, and it seems to be perfectly fine. I originally planned to pull the engine and transmission, but now that I have a fully mobile test platform, I think I'll leave engine in. With the windows and doors off, it's fun to drive. The roof is coming off next.

Below is a short video of it in motion.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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kinda reminds me a Wrangler with the doors off and all
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:23 PM   #3
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Three cheers for Crashy for its invaluable contribution to the SRS project and all those I'm sure will follow!
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #4
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kinda reminds me a Wrangler with the doors off and all
It definitely has the jeep feel.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:40 PM   #5
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hmm Yaris turned dune buggy?? just a idea
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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and one can fully admire the Yaris's stock comfortable and high seating position
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:22 AM   #7
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:47 AM   #8
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Back in the days of cars with frames under them it was quite popular to make a "cut-down" out of a wrecked car.

In the '80s I gave some thought to trying that with a burned Jaguar XJ-S V12.

Taking the roof off will make this unibody pretty flexy, I think.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:28 PM   #9
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:38 PM   #10
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omg .. that's crazy haha
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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totally cool - what IS the plan for Crashy?
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:17 PM   #12
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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That's too awesome! It's the Frankenstein of YW

BTW, what it look like when you first got it?
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:50 PM   #14
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That's TOO cool! I want one!

Dont' cut the roof just yet. As mentioned above, the car WILL bend in the middle after you cut the roof. So, before you do it, better weld in some sort of a support hoop, or at least weld in some door supports.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #15
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:10 PM   #16
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Crashy needs a sticky thread! Long live Crashy!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:26 PM   #17
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I was going to say something, but I'm kind of a let the other person do what he wants and see what happens. I too would leave the roof on for structural reasons or at least weld some serious side bars on it
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:31 PM   #18
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CT cut the roof and make a roll care with an x support in the rear , ditch the quarter panels and get wider tires, go-kart from hell


btw , is the actual chasis straight enough ?
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