Sub Frame Question.

Sub Frame Question.

Postby doyoulikeithere [OP] » December 14th 2008, 3:22am

Hi.
I have a question. the first generation astrosafari and second generation astrosafari , do they have different subframes?
Can I just bolt a 95 subframe to an 87 van? What differences are there? would be nice to know before I try it...
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby zombie{[six]} » December 14th 2008, 7:26am

They will swap out no prob.
just put a 95 under my 91 body when i did my v8 swap.
the 2nd gen subframes have more reinforcement in the front to improve front end collision ratings
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby astro355 » December 14th 2008, 8:04am

zombie{[six]} wrote:They will swap out no prob.
just put a 95 under my 91 body when i did my v8 swap.
the 2nd gen subframes have more reinforcement in the front to improve front end collision ratings


Hmm, can you elaborate more on the improvements? Did you take any pics of it?
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby doyoulikeithere [OP] » December 14th 2008, 5:41pm

Thanks zombie{[six]}

I think next summer I will pull the subframe outta my 95, and send the HO V6 to be rebuilt.
94s and 95s have the hi flow heads like the newer vortec heads, but with holes to mount a 12 bolt manifold.
Anyways, ...
The subframe will then receive a T5 transmission, part time 4hi-Lo transfer case from an S10, maybe even an S10 Front diff with the actuator to lock the hubs, and then it will slide under my 87 shortbox 5 speed van. I will move the arced steeel springs and axle from my 95 over the the 87 as well. Right now my 95 has brand new torsion bars, and arced springs and has about 4 to 5 inches of lift. The 95 is a long box, with power everything and dutch doors and all the bells and whistles. Its got a lotta miles, and all the electrical windows and locks are dead.
The 87 shortbox is fairly plain. It weighs way less than my 95.
I have many V6 4.3 engines around here so will stick with that since gasoline was nearly a buck fifty a litre here last summer!
I wanna rebuild the H.O. CPI 4.3 from my AWD95, but stick a TBI on it to plug it into in my 87.
The 1995 balancer shaft block, HO heads HO cam and a stock TBI should produce way more power than the old stock style 4.3 from 87.
GM rates this setup with marine cam at abou 200 Horse. I would need an aftermarket intake manifold from edelbrock unless I can find a TBI intake from a 1994 GM truck. Not sure yet how hard those will be to find. The TBI intakes were changed up a bit at GM in that year to take advantage of the hi flowing heads that fit early CPI systems (92-95 CPI shares heads with (12bolt) TBI these years)
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby zombie{[six]} » December 15th 2008, 6:36am

if its the subframe for a 2wd then the 2nd gen subframes have a front crossbar that dips down and has two reinforcement bars that connect said front crossmember to the engine cradle
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby fast68 » July 10th 2009, 2:50am

all that money and parts for only 200 horses?

wow horrible.. :O

not much or any better than factory stock....,



better off going v-8.. really..


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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby tinworm » October 31st 2010, 2:41am

related to the generation 1 subframe, how difficult is the removal? Im in the marked for a 2wd van, and all that I have looked at have rusty front spring seats, which I assume is part of the subframe. Its not such an issue if I can remove the whole thing and repair at my leisure

any reccomendations on removal processes or tips while doing it, for instance, the best way to support the car while removing the subframe?

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby astroturf » October 31st 2010, 2:49am

Most use an engine hoist to jack and support the front of the van. Then you can roll out the subframe assy from underneath it.

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby TheRealDaddy » October 31st 2010, 3:00am

I did mine like this...
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I think it's pretty self explanatory.

Notice that the chain is attached in 4 places so as to not bend anything.
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby tinworm » October 31st 2010, 3:48am

wow, that set of pictures just made my day!

So obviously, to do that I have to disconnect everything between the body and the engine, is the steering pretty easy to disconnect? Im going to be swapping motors with whatever van I find
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby TheRealDaddy » October 31st 2010, 6:22am

Let me see if I can remember everything;

First disconnect the battery and disconnect the cables from the engine or van
pull the radiator and condenser coil
then unplug the ecm and pull the harness through the firewall
disconnect the block connector located above the engine (now all the wires are free)
one bolt through the steering linkage
the spring clip on the transmission linkage
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fuel lines (underneath by the fuel filter I think I remember being easier but don't quote me on that)
parking brake cable
exhaust (if you are going V8 and pick the right manifolds you can use the same exhaust with very little modification)
and then there are 6 bolts that hold the subframe in place.

Putting it back is just the opposite but you will probably have a bit cleaner job going together.

If you are putting in a V8 it will look similar to this...

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby astroturf » October 31st 2010, 1:02pm

How much time from start to finish Carter?

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby TheRealDaddy » October 31st 2010, 1:43pm

The first one I did in about 3 weeks worth of weekends, between other jobs and duties. (Like taking the wife out, cause you have to keep em happy when you are doing what they feel is unnecessary modifications to the already fine vehicles.) The second one took me I'm thinking about 3 days with probably an average of 6 hours a day devoted. The difference being that the first one got built up quite a bit and painted nice a pretty first. I also had to figure out which exhaust manifolds to use and how to fabricate my engine mounts. The second time I used a JY engine that only needed a few seals and an oil pump before I was ready to trust it and I already knew about my mounts and manifolds.

Why Jim, do you want me to build one for you?
Come out for a vacation week, I'll loan you a V8 Safari to drive while you're here.
If you buy all the materials (Engine, ECM, manifolds, etc.) and I'll put a V8 in your van for a reasonable price.
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby astroturf » October 31st 2010, 1:58pm

Ah Carter,

The Temptations of Sin is Great...

I will do it, But it won't be until 2015. She is not a toy just yet... Still got some money to make for now.

But at 3 days, I would imagine if you had a line on parts and materials, That you would have members lined up.

Just a thought.

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby Gary » October 31st 2010, 3:18pm

Jim-2015???.The way to do this is to buy parts along the way.To "try" to save up the money normally doesn't happen that way.Yeah the wifey doesn't realize it as much either that way.So pick a part you want to buy now like the engine mounts and buy it.5yrs from now you might want be able to buy those mounts anymore and create more work for yourself that might not work as well.You'll be pleasantly surprised how fast you will be able to collect the parts.Also,to limit a project to just your D.D. I am suggesting isn't the greatest move either.Lets say you get a green light on buying a van that is in good shape body wise and is the van you would want to end up with.What would it hurt to have it set aside until you have all the parts collected??.The deals for them are there now as you have seen.And five yrs from now what with Astro's who knows.It is that pressure that fuels me to get mine done a.s.a.p.Ya know cash for clunkers and all that kind of stuff.I can tell you what I have seen in the last 5yrs and the changes are great.There is a V8 Astro,as you know,in Ohio at $2,500.If it just a part of what the seller is saying it is,that "asking" price is a steal.Most of the time you can buy it cheaper than if you built it.That deal isn't what I want or I would be all over that.

Just know the sting in the wallet is short term and forgotten fairly quickly. :2:

Also Jim,I am NOT picking on you.I am truly trying to help with the trends I have seen over the yrs and those possibilities of not being able to find the parts anymore.

Here is a thought for you.To just buy a sub frame from a junk yard that is easily stored and I would think wouldn't be more than $100.00 for a start of the corner stone of your project so you can clean and build it up could be a very good cheap move.Again just my two cents worth.
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby astroturf » October 31st 2010, 3:27pm

Gary,

All good points.

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby Gary » October 31st 2010, 3:37pm

Well Jim,getting started is sometimes the hardest part.Read the edit I posted too.Tell ya what.On the open forum I am posting this for all to see so you know I will not go back on this offer.Once I am done swapping in the donor sub frame/V8 into Ole Yellar,You can have for free the 1985 sub frame.All you have to do is come and get it.I would let you know when.I am currently located in Macedon,NY where the rented garage is.Just trying to help you along abit.
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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby astroturf » October 31st 2010, 3:52pm

Well Thanks Gary...

Now get that swap done. It's time to let Ole Yeller run with the Big Dogs.

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby tedanderson » October 31st 2010, 6:44pm

I'd like to pull my subframe just so I can do most of the long term maintenance items such as the plugs, belts, brakes, engine accessories, and anything else that is hard to reach.

But I also like the idea of pulling a subframe out of a donor van so that I can take my time to build/rebuild a motor and the drive train components and have it on standby for when/if I have a major problem. Then the replacement job it's as simple as some wires, hoses, 6 bolts, and then its upsy daisy. Roll out the old, roll in the new, and drive away.

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Re: Sub Frame Question.

Postby chevy57bert » October 31st 2010, 8:16pm

Gary wrote:The way to do this is to buy parts along the way.To "try" to save up the money normally doesn't happen that way.


Gary, Exactly the same I do..... :banana: :banana:
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