Stretching the wheel base?

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Rocky Mountain Westy
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Stretching the wheel base?

Post by Rocky Mountain Westy » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:58 pm

I am curious, has anyone ever stretched the wheel base in a Pinz by lengthen the drivetube and driveshaft? What is the drivetube made of? Is it cast material or...?

I have a 712 and I am scheming on some modifications.

Thanks!

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Re: Stretching the wheel base?

Post by 4x4Pinz » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:08 pm

not aware of anyone attempting this modification. You could source the spacer from the 710 backbone and then rebuild a driveshaft. body mounts would have to be changed or the extension in the body tub done where no supports exist currently. I would think this would bring on a lot of issues. My tub is cracking currently as the unibody does not flex so something has to give over time.

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Re: Stretching the wheel base?

Post by Hotzenplotz » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:09 am

Rocky Mountain Westie

Christoph Gut in Switzerland has built a unique Pinzgauer with extended chassis.
He has used the tube extension of a 710 for a 712
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additional pics and the stories around can be found at https://pinzgauer.ch/de/pinzgauer_news?menu=pinzgauers
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Rocky Mountain Westy
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Re: Stretching the wheel base?

Post by Rocky Mountain Westy » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:45 am

4x4Pinz wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:08 pm
not aware of anyone attempting this modification. You could source the spacer from the 710 backbone and then rebuild a driveshaft. body mounts would have to be changed or the extension in the body tub done where no supports exist currently. I would think this would bring on a lot of issues. My tub is cracking currently as the unibody does not flex so something has to give over time.

Yeah, my tub is pretty rough, kinda almost junk. I want to rebody the drivetrain which is why I want to adjust the wheel base Unfortunately I don't think the 710 back bone is long enough.

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Re: Stretching the wheel base?

Post by Rocky Mountain Westy » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:47 am

Hotzenplotz wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:09 am
Rocky Mountain Westie

Christoph Gut in Switzerland has built a unique Pinzgauer with extended chassis.
He has used the tube extension of a 710 for a 712
Image

additional pics and the stories around can be found at https://pinzgauer.ch/de/pinzgauer_news?menu=pinzgauers
Thanks! I will check it out. Unfortunately the 710 backbone probably isn't long enough. I am looking to extend it 36" or so.

I will check this out though! I love custom builds

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Re: Stretching the wheel base?

Post by David Dunn » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:16 pm

Hotzenplotz wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:09 am
Rocky Mountain Westie

Christoph Gut in Switzerland has built a unique Pinzgauer with extended chassis.
He has used the tube extension of a 710 for a 712
Image

additional pics and the stories around can be found at https://pinzgauer.ch/de/pinzgauer_news?menu=pinzgauers
LOL, Though a logical adaptation, it follows on SDP using a 718 spacer in the early '90s to make the 716 "Shorty" gun truck
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Re: Stretching the wheel base?

Post by Joeri » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:55 am

Rocky Mountain Westy wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:47 am
Hotzenplotz wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:09 am
Rocky Mountain Westie

Christoph Gut in Switzerland has built a unique Pinzgauer with extended chassis.
He has used the tube extension of a 710 for a 712
Image

additional pics and the stories around can be found at https://pinzgauer.ch/de/pinzgauer_news?menu=pinzgauers
Thanks! I will check it out. Unfortunately the 710 backbone probably isn't long enough. I am looking to extend it 36" or so.

I will check this out though! I love custom builds
And if he is smart he could adapt that piece behind the hi/ lo case to ad as a extra oil reservoir and cooling surface for that hi/ lo case :roll:

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