4XMOKE, I like the way you think. I'm watching on in interest to see how you go with this one.
I think to replicate the Leyland rear set up would be a bit of work and it was done the way that it is as something that would be cost effective for them to do in that factory, so some compromises in there for sure, the biggest one being that the rear diff assy is basically bolted straight to the body and is subject to a lot of twisting and longitudinal action in use. Fitting a brace back to the subframe would be a sensible move I'd suggest. But none the less, the concept of that subframe could be utilised (and that's pretty much how I'll be doing mine).
The front end trumpets and rubber cones are angle inwards to give clearance from the arms, not really clear form the photos that Tim has kindly posted up.
I wish you luck and every success with this one. If you need someone to bounce some ideas off, speak to Tim but I'd equally be a willing listener
Yeah, but I forward the original magazine article back in the late 80's for which that article is re-printed from (I even got a mention in the first & second editionswemoke wrote:Tim pictures is "borrowed" from the book Mini Moke Ultimate Portfolio pages 68 and 69Tim wrote:Here they are, 'borrowed' from Swemoke's blog, I wish I knew where he 'borrowed' them from originally. I do remember seeing them in an old book or magazine.