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Old 12-09-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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Im wondering, without money in mind, if it would be possible to get a 4L60E to mount up to a series 1 3800 SC so that a RWD conversion could be possible. Maybe use a rear end out of a camaro, or something with the same wheel base and a nice gear ratio...

If its possible, (im going to do alot of research into this) i'll be the first to do this! Need a good paying job first though.
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It CAN be done, but yea, you'll need money. There'* a lot to be done to make this transition.
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Your motor will have to rotate 90 to make it work, and you'll need to see if you have room for the driveline.
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This will NEVER work. Well, maybe the bolting of the tranny to the engine. But making a car with just a subframe RWD will NOT work. You would need a full frame. Our cars do not have the support or strenght for a RWD application. The subframe is fine for FWD, but beyond that you will run into trouble. Anyone remember that article on someone putting a Bonneville body on some RWD chassis? Well, they had to put it on that chassis, otherwise the car would just snap in half.


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This will NEVER work. Well, maybe the bolting of the tranny to the engine. But making a car with just a subframe RWD will NOT work. You would need a full frame. Our cars do not have the support or strenght for a RWD application. The subframe is fine for FWD, but beyond that you will run into trouble. Anyone remember that article on someone putting a Bonneville body on some RWD chassis? Well, they had to put it on that chassis, otherwise the car would just snap in half.


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that RWD bonne had a early 90'* Caprice/Impala frame
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This will NEVER work. Well, maybe the bolting of the tranny to the engine. But making a car with just a subframe RWD will NOT work. You would need a full frame. Our cars do not have the support or strenght for a RWD application. The subframe is fine for FWD, but beyond that you will run into trouble. Anyone remember that article on someone putting a Bonneville body on some RWD chassis? Well, they had to put it on that chassis, otherwise the car would just snap in half.


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Yes, it will work. It'* being done as we speak with a V8. It requires custom work, but it is entirely possible.
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You need a chassis, however. I'm not saying you can't use the Bonneville body/[sub]frame. I am saying you will need extra bracing. The subframe will not suffice.


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This will NEVER work. Well, maybe the bolting of the tranny to the engine. But making a car with just a subframe RWD will NOT work. You would need a full frame. Our cars do not have the support or strenght for a RWD application. The subframe is fine for FWD, but beyond that you will run into trouble. Anyone remember that article on someone putting a Bonneville body on some RWD chassis? Well, they had to put it on that chassis, otherwise the car would just snap in half.


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Nothing a little tube, time and a welder couldnt fix
But ya, it would be one pain in the ***... U have to do a full lower tube chassis prob to support the wieght of the body as said above. OTherwise u make a taco sandwhich with yer car.. Trust me its not pretty, seen a guy do it with a vega... LOL
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never say never anything can be done with the right amount of cash and it will workjand look just like a regular car
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in my opinion with the amount of modifying required to do this. i wouldnt consider the final outcome a bonneville
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