G'Day from Wollongong

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G'Day from Wollongong

Post by L-Rex » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:52 am

Hi all,

I've been an L Series fan for many years, and am currently on my 3rd wagon.

Having done a couple of EJ conversions (EJ - EA Gearbox) for other people, I have started my own conversion.

I'm dumping a manual Bug-Eye WRX driveline into my wagon, and am fairly well down the line with the job.

Build thread to follow...

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Post by AndrewT » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:54 pm

Welcome. Cool, sounds awesome. Look forward to seeing the build thread. Interested to see how you sort out the hydraulic clutch setup, that's always a bit of fun!

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Post by L-Rex » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:02 am

AndrewT wrote:Welcome. Cool, sounds awesome. Look forward to seeing the build thread. Interested to see how you sort out the hydraulic clutch setup, that's always a bit of fun!
Took a bit of measuring, but I worked it out.

Modified WRX pedal box, cut a slot in the wheel well, fabricated a box and welded it in.

Seam sealed and painted to match.

Naturally, the dump pipe will be wrapped and shielded, as will the hydraulic line.

Some sample pics, I will create a build thread in the near future.

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Post by AndrewT » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:18 am

Ah now that is cool. I've only seen that done once before. I played around with doing it myself before I'd seen anyone else do it but I wasn't game to cut through the wheel well and didn't have a lot of time to spend on it.

Instead I chopped up the L series pedal, and a Liberty pedal and welded them together to make a Frankenstein pedal which has been working great.

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Post by L-Rex » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:32 am

AndrewT wrote:Ah now that is cool. I've only seen that done once before. I played around with doing it myself before I'd seen anyone else do it but I wasn't game to cut through the wheel well and didn't have a lot of time to spend on it.

Instead I chopped up the L series pedal, and a Liberty pedal and welded them together to make a Frankenstein pedal which has been working great.
Nice! Goes to show that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

FYI, I started my build thread in the EJ conversion section. Would be interested to see any pics of yours...

*** EDIT, I just found your build threads, seems you like the more challenging jobs as well :lol: ***
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Re: G'Day from Wollongong

Post by El_Freddo » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:24 pm

Welcome to the forum!

And YEAH!! Another L build :twisted:

I'm guessing a road hugger?

I'll have to read your build thread ;)

Cheers

Bennie

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