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And what about that Toyota MR2???

kuehjo

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Okay - I'm not aware of anyone that has made one work, but I wanted to at least see that we had a thread people could pontificate in...
 

letterman7

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*hmmm* What year? I think almost all of them were unibody - extreme cutting down to the floorpan and drivetrain would seriously compromise it's strength. Not to say you couldn't use it's parts on a tube frame, of course..

Wasn't there one for sale four or five years ago on eBay on the east coast that had a MR2 underneath? I'll have to see if I still saved the photos... it never sold, of course, the seller stating the ubiquitous "needs completed".
 

ydeardorff

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I think the first check on any possible donor is going to be the wheelbase.
But yes, like rick said uni-body cars aren't made to be hacked up like that. Once you take out the cars strength its gonna go galloping Gertie on ya.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw[/ame]

The only way to prevent that is to weld back in very large and very heavy reinforcements.

To my knowledge the best avenue for these cars if your wanting a modern drive train is going to Subaru route.
That gives you two options:

Buy one of daves chassis for a mid engine setup or,

Install it as a rear engine and use a Porsche 911 trans, or flipped internals on a suby trans.
 

kuehjo

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I've looked at Dave's chassis - I like it very much - I'm just not ready to put out 8K+ for it (no offense Dave!!) If I had it to spare, i would seriously think about it, though.
 
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ydeardorff

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Rather than run the fuel cell down the central tube what about this?

fueltank_location_A.jpg
fueltank_location_B.jpg

The F1 uses a central fuel cell. If you were to move a portion of the rear tub wall forward, and re glass it you'd have a nice centralized place for a fuel cell in between the wheels centralizing the weight.

You'd need a heat shield to protect it from the engine parts. But most often this space behind the seats is wasted anyway by most owners.
 

Tullio

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*hmmm* What year? I think almost all of them were unibody - extreme cutting down to the floorpan and drivetrain would seriously compromise it's strength. Not to say you couldn't use it's parts on a tube frame, of course..

Wasn't there one for sale four or five years ago on eBay on the east coast that had a MR2 underneath? I'll have to see if I still saved the photos... it never sold, of course, the seller stating the ubiquitous "needs completed".

Sure was -
 

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