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Old 09-26-2003, 04:07 AM   #1
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any body ever seen a rear wheel drive v8 conversion done to a bonneville? im really considering doing this.i realize all the cutting and custom fab work that would have to be done,ive helped on projects like this before.just never o a bonneville,i have a 1990 bonne just wating for this to be done.i keep seeing all these ford focuses with 305 v8s in them so i know if its possible to do that to a car that small it can be done to a bonne.if you know of a site or anything please let me know.
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keep in mind i dont care that i have to cut up the floor firewall etc... this is in no way a show car ,i just want a sleeper with a chevy small block rumble.this is just my beater cxar so no matter what has to be done i dont care.
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Do your thang man! I never have seen a rear-wheel 90 Bonnie. Never knew anyone to do it eitheer. You said an 8 cylinder Ford Focus?
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You said an 8 cylinder Ford Focus?
yeah look it up, there are a bunch of people doing conversions. i know there is one on cardomain.even though i am not a ford fan i think i would take one of those custom focus'*.
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here is a few pics of a pretty sweet v8 conversion focus



can see the rear end in this pic



if you want to see more pics go here http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...=321109&page=1
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any body ever seen a rear wheel drive v8 conversion done to a bonneville? im really considering doing this.i realize all the cutting and custom fab work that would have to be done,ive helped on projects like this before.just never o a bonneville,i have a 1990 bonne just wating for this to be done.i keep seeing all these ford focuses with 305 v8s in them so i know if its possible to do that to a car that small it can be done to a bonne.if you know of a site or anything please let me know.


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here is a few pics of a pretty sweet v8 conversion focus



can see the rear end in this pic



if you want to see more pics go here http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...=321109&page=1
I stand corrected!
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I'd say right off the bat, you have more room to work with than a focus does. Small block and good GM rear end should be cheaper, too.

You thinking manual, or stick with the auto? A clutch conversion would add alot of work, but an Auto might be an easy thing. A custom linkage should do it.
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Now were talkin! I got a couple ideas....
4.3V-6 RWD, get freaky & add a turbo or two! It would be a tad shorter than the V-8, I would think that would help a lot unless your planning on moving the engine back further in the chassis. A LS1 would look wicked in there though & be more "stealthy" though. Sticking with a Pontiac motor would be cool, but they are all huge.
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well these are pretty much my plans right here,im probably goinna start out with a stock carburated 350, (tight on money), either a 700r4 or 350 turbo tranny.but after much though i figured i would probably have to do a custom 4 link set up in the rear.and for sure a posi rear end,but im not sure which one.Just to let everyone know this isnt a for sure thing,depends what kind of money im gonna have in the next few weeks.
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