1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby underscore » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:33 pm

WarTowels wrote:Obviously it's your project... but I call it the Saabtrac. =)


I keep reading the name as "Sallb" (pronounced Sawl-b). But then that just sounds like a redneck trying to say Saab.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:46 am

well, i worked on the front of the car today and as i suspected, the frame horns were pushed to one side by about 1.5", so its getting a tube front end. its just so easy to cut, cap, and tube everything at this point i figured why not. so i started by removing the radiator and start taking the motor mounts out and they all turned in to several pieces and fell apart so i determined this to be a good time to add some beef to the motor mounts. by going poly not only will it hold the engine better, but it will help with chassis twist and what not in the front by making the engine/tranny more of a structural member.

pics show my process for the motor mount. i can buy these bushings for $15 a piece, this bushing is 2.5" total width, with a stepped width of 2", the minor diameter is 1.5" and the major is 2", they come with sleeves and use a 9/16 bolt. i used a 1.75x.120 piece of DOM tubing 2" long for the outer sleeve (2x.250 DOM would work just as well or better, but i didnt have any laying around at the moment). so what i did was use my sawzall to cut a slit in the stock bushing and punch out the rubber/metal bushing leaving me the housing that bolts to the engine, or in this case the crossmember. from there i found a hole saw that had an ID the same as the ID of the mount housing and cut 2 .250 circles. then grabbed another hole saw with a 1.75 OD, clamped my circles in the vise and cut 1.75" holes in those so i ended up with 2 rings of sorts. then i pressed the rings onto the tubing, then pressed that into the housing and welded her up. all this took about 45 minutes. so for $30 i will be able to build $100 worth of engine crossmember mounts. i also have pressed the bushings out of the 2 side mounts and will be doing the same thing to those mounts as well.

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also, since i cut the front of the frame off i had to cap the remaining frame and strengthen it for the tubing, so i cut out some .120 plate and welded it up to the strut tower and capped the frame. hopefully this weekend ill have the other side done and the front lower tube in and connected to the front of the engine crossmember.

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also talked to the local MegaSquirt guy and hes convinced me to go with a MS2 kit. should wake this engine up a little and be super easy and simple. plus, he knows how to tune and use all the software, so i have a local trouble shooter, which is nice.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby UtahSleeper » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:09 am

Very nice work. Also, like the MS idea, but why not MS3? That way you have more control(IO) and a knock board available?

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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:13 am

worked a little more today. im going to have to trim the grill and fenders to fit the tube work, but i have an idea that will work with the fender flare and front rollpan/bumper.

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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby WarTowels » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:52 am

Any updates?!
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby UtahSleeper » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:47 pm

I'm with you on this one. Need more!
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:28 pm

not much lately. lots of family gatherings this time of year and money to be spent. so im kinda just letting it sit for a little while. sorry.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:38 pm

Very cool project you have going on! 8)
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:11 am

Project is for sale. $1000 located in Chico Ca. 530-321-9905

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this was a running alltrac remember, so it would be great for parts.
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