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Old 05-21-2007, 10:29 PM
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Here is a picture of a similar project if it helps to see it. I believe the part seen here in the picture, and getting a custom length drive shaft to the differential you would be using would be the easy part compared to the rest;

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How to drive the rear wheels? adapting axles
everything else etc. etc. etc. hahaha:

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Old 05-21-2007, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikey851 View Post
Here is a picture of a similar project if it helps to see it. I believe the part seen here in the picture, and getting a custom length drive shaft to the differential you would be using would be the easy part compared to the rest;

Mounts
Drive shaft tunnel
How to drive the rear wheels? adapting axles
everything else etc. etc. etc. hahaha:

[IMG][/IMG]
Okay please post or PM me about the bellhousing.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:54 AM
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I'm seriously thinking about going RWD! Looks like someone on streetfire took my EXACT idea...

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/3...b6012fd3e4.htm
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This will always be one of my favorite "right angled" Ecotec cars!
First FWD car in the 7's!
Good luck with the project Rod and thanks for the update!
(hopefully we can add it to the list of Ecotec racer history someday)
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Originally Posted by Chevylova831 View Post
are there any companies out there that offer a rwd conversion
http://www.smithperformance.com/

The Sunfire he build for his daughter is so clean you might not believe it. I have asked to purchase it several times.

He sells the subframes and suspension pieces or does entire cars.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by WopOnTour View Post
This will always be one of my favorite "right angled" Ecotec cars!
First FWD car in the 7's!
Good luck with the project Rod and thanks for the update!
(hopefully we can add it to the list of Ecotec racer history someday)Wop
Wouldn't that be nice.
That is a very wild looking setup there Wop. What's not to like???
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http://www.smithperformance.com/

The Sunfire he build for his daughter is so clean you might not believe it. I have asked to purchase it several times.

He sells the subframes and suspension pieces or does entire cars.
Very interesting information there.

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you must have lots of money.. =-)
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you must have lots of money.. =-)
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Originally Posted by WopOnTour View Post
This will always be one of my favorite "right angled" Ecotec cars!
First FWD car in the 7's!
Good luck with the project Rod and thanks for the update!
(hopefully we can add it to the list of Ecotec racer history someday)
Wop
Whats the point of that? What's the advantage of not being transverse mounted but still FWD???
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:12 PM
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you must have lots of money.. =-)
I am not sure that will be after all is done.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:35 AM
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Update on the RWD conversion

After waiting many weeks for the conversion to start I have chosen to move my car to a different shop.
The original shop is still swamped and I could be waiting even longer before the cutting begins.
I really liked the quality of the original shop which is why I chose to wait so long for them to be able to start. Sadly I can't wait any longer as the timeline, for having my car for any track time as well as SEMA, is quickly evaporating.
My car heads to the new shop today and that shop is already gearing up to start the work. The new shop will be named once they have some pics for me to share.
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Nice man, get the ball rolling, and post LOTS and LOTS of pics! GL
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good ****. get it up and running man
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If you do this bro, i want a complete price break down so i can plan my vacation time to spend in Maple Ridge next year
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If you do this bro, i want a complete price break down so i can plan my vacation time to spend in Maple Ridge next year
I suggested to the new shop that they keep the idea open to thinking about how they can produce a kit for others wanting to do a conversion as well.
Because some/most people won't be going for the crazy HP, there will be a less expensive route to go for rwd. Hopefully this can come to be once mine is done.
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good stuff!
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Originally Posted by victory_red_SS View Post
I suggested to the new shop that they keep the idea open to thinking about how they can produce a kit for others wanting to do a conversion as well.
Because some/most people won't be going for the crazy HP, there will be a less expensive route to go for rwd. Hopefully this can come to be once mine is done.
Not joking man keep me posted, i've been thinking of doing this to my car since day 1 and was curious at the $$$ i was lookin at
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Not joking man keep me posted, i've been thinking of doing this to my car since day 1 and was curious at the $$$ i was lookin at
That's great. I was just meaning that if you weren't going for the high HP, the NHRA certified chassis and custom suspension that the cost would be considerably less. Perhaps even to the point where more people could correct the General's design flaw with our cars.
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Latest news on RWD conversion

For those of you who know of Keith Losier - Desired Customs, I am pleased to announce that Keith's new shop is the new shop doing my RWD conversion. Keith recently merged with another company and the end result is http://www.theautodreamgroup.com/
After all the waiting to see the conversion to actually start, I am very encouraged that this part of the project is being done through Keith's company.
On top of that news, Keith's schedule is to have this done this summer.
This will be the first big project for the newly formed company and Keith will also be in control of magazine coverage and SEMA placement. With all of Keith's connections in his business, this is all very good news for this project.
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I am not sure that will be after all is done.
yeah no **** but i'm curious. why this platform? wouldnt it be easier and maybe cheaper to buy something else, like find a cheap supra..lol
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Alright, I am subscribing.
+rep for doing what many will only dream of!
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Originally Posted by Blown 4-banger View Post
Whats the point of that? What's the advantage of not being transverse mounted but still FWD???
Generally just stronger transmission choices (think "steerable" rear engine dragster)
The record setting Kubo car used an Xtrac IIRC
http://www.xtrac.com/
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yeah no **** but i'm curious. why this platform? wouldnt it be easier and maybe cheaper to buy something else, like find a cheap supra..lol
Two reasons, 1st because I really love my Cobalt, because it's me. 2nd, I never started out to do the project to this magnitude. Had I planned it to go this way I would likely of used a LS7. As for using a Supra, not my style. It only works having a car I love, not just settling for something to make fast. As for others who say get an already fast car, Vette - Viper, those cars are supposed to be fast but a Cobalt???? what a kick in the head.


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Thanks. Of course I am still dreaming until the day I wake up and I hear the words, "your car is done"


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Generally just stronger transmission choices (think "steerable" rear engine dragster)
The record setting Kubo car used an Xtrac IIRC
http://www.xtrac.com/
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Hi Wop, glad to know your still checking in.
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awesome, any word from Keith on the likelihood of a kit, or is it a "wait and see as of right now"
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