How exactly would you do this? The forester is unibody, you would have to fabricate all the suspension, control arm, diff mounts, engine cradle etc from scratch. I don't think you would end up with anything even close to driveable. Also I doubt you could insure, register, MOT etc it afterward!
Running RWD or 4WD? You'll never use Cortina front suspension with 4WD, you'll probably also struggle to get the flat 4 engine between the narrow Cortina inner wings (Narrow due to the width taken up by the original double wishbone front suspension)....so you'll need to widen the engine bay, new longitudinals and new front suspension I suspect.
Sounds like more trouble than it's worth really. Am going to investigate my second option. With it's far larger engine bay, A mk4 zodiac might be worth while. But am thinking that the engine may struggle with such a large heavy car. The fossie is going to end up a project of some sorts. I'm just considering options for the new year. One other is turning it into a pickup.
Get a FWD transverse bodyshell, the bay will be wide enough, subaru running gear has already been put under a Focus with just some minor trans tunnel mods, fabricated mounts at the rear, Subaru front X-member on fabricated mounts and using mixed and matched Subaru and ford front end bits.
That or use an Audi shell where the engine/trans layout is similar!
I've just had my v11 tax reminder and was a bit pissed at yet another increase of £10 per year; so it's now £265 for 12 months.
However as my insurance is due on the 9th of this month I'd thought I check a few comparison sites out as was quoted £10 extra from my insurance company too. This...
I’d just like to say how brilliant Foresters are in wet weather. I’ve been in Lincolnshire, Worcs and in both counties where country lanes have been treacherous with deep puddles, grit, mud and all sorts washed into the lanes. I’ve been behind kiddie 4x4 s (that are front wheel drive pretending...
Well as @lockheed doesn't have large enough gonads or more than likely his infractions don't allow; I have the need to post this thread for all us 'one can Dans' who feel the need to let off a wee bit of steam and just take the pi$$ out of each other.
Please post what ever you need to say as we...
But I reduced the asking price on my Foz as you're all too darned cheap to pay me what it's worth. Skinflints. You have to cut your own throat to sell anything round here. I mean.... Oh never mind. Mutter grumble grouch.
Will be looking for a STI Forester the 1st quarter of next year, I am in the Midlands near Gaydon, where would be good places to go for a look around?
Where's the best place to go for mapping in the area and other such work?