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Old 03-12-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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So i was looking though some stuff and i came up with the idea of rwd. so my question is not if it can be done or any prices, i have the time and i know it can be done. Are there any other cars that share the same platform as the 95 bonnevilles that are rwd?
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Nope. Given you would need motor mounts, cross member, and something to hang the differential on and suspension. Frame railing would be the way to go. I think it would be easier to just put a second FWD in the trunk.
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I suppose, a guy could fab a full tub chassis. Incorporate some RWD components from the Zeta platform or the F-body. Maybe step up to an LS-based motor. Maybe a 6 speed manual. It wouldn't be easy by any stretch, but with deep enough pockets, it would be sweet.
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There is a guy doing one somewhere. I forget his SN. Anything can be done with enough beer and resources. Just look at Venom'* car.

It'* not practical for most people though.
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dude, that would be sick! i was thinkin that the other day, my only concern would be how large of a motor could you actually fit into the engine bay and would you have enough room for everything else that you would need such as a radiator and condenser.

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i think it would be more practical to setup on a AWD base than turn the engine and work back... keep the motor, get an AWD tranny... preferrably a 6-man, and steup the driveline, and rear independant axle

we are all dreaming afterall... id like to roast all 4 at once to really throw them off
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Maybe the AWD transaxle out of the late 80-90'* 6000 STE AWD? I don't think it could handle the torque and the weight of the car, but it might work...or the Versatrak transaxle/rear end combo.

The thought of an LS7/6spd combo is giving me some localized high blood pressure.
You'd be able to slay anything on the road with it provided a guy could get some traction.
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traction wouldn't be an issue so much... the camaros and vetts are lighter with the same or similar power plants
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I dunno. I was having traction issues all the time with mine, not that I'm complaining.....
but point well taken. I think that drivetrain in a Bonnie would probably be better.
Longer wheelbase, slightly wider stance maybe better weight distribution. After I win the lotto, I'll pull off the swap and let you know. Ka-ching, ka-ching.
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