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MartinKent

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(F/R sub frames
« on: May 07, 2020, 03:11:08 PM »
Hi all. Have an opportunity to buy a front and rear sub frames from  a 81 moke  complete down to the wheels and all assembled  and in very good condition.  I have a 72 export moke  so just should i strip and fit all parts to my sub frames or could i just fit the 81 S/F .
Any input much appreciated

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Re: (F/R sub frames
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 04:04:45 PM »
Hi Martin,
There are a few differences.
The mounting brackets for the front bumper is different. Your 72 Moke has the bumper mounting brackets on top of the subframe and the bumper brackets feed through the front grill face plate.
On the late model, the bumper is slung underneath, so doesnt go through the grill.

The upper control arms may have a plate welded on top and a short bump rubber mounted on the subframe tower.
The later wont have the plate welded on and a longer bump rubber.

Not sure about the sump guard nuts welded on for the later subframe.

Other than that, the front subframes would be identical.

On the rear, there is a plate welded on top to strengthen it. Very early models and Mini subframes dont have them.

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Re: (F/R sub frames
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 08:05:33 PM »
Hi,

your rear export sub frame may have amount for the exhaust that you will have to account for on the later sub frame.

Other than the issue with the front Bumper mounts i would say keep them together and roll the new subs under your Moke assembled.

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Re: (F/R sub frames
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2020, 07:59:32 AM »
Thank you guys your input is very much appreciated and help full