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moving a g-body engine back, moving rear-end forward

Discussion in 'Racing / Track / Heavy Mods.' started by othtim, Oct 21, 2011.

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  1. othtim

    othtim Master Mechanic

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    How much trouble is it to move the engine back in an 83 monte carlo? I'm able to and willing to hammer out the trans tunnel and firewall. ANyone ever done that?

    Also, anyone ever moved the rear end forward? I'm getting a custom driveshaft cut anyways, and I'm considering moving the rear end foward. I have adjustable upper and lower control arms. What would be required to move it? Just changing the length of the control arms? I'm going to be re-welding the spring perches anyways.
     
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    why would you want to pull the rearend forward??? are you not concerned with wheel well openings????? unless your doing new quarters cut up, why on earth would you m,ove the diff????
     
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    if your trying to make the car shorter, just save the money and buy a honda,lmao
     
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    othtim Master Mechanic

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    i'm still interested if anyone has any comments.
     
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    whats the purpose for these mods? are you trying move the weight to the center or are you making the car shorter? I have seen a rear/mid engined c2 vette, wow badass! reminded me of a porsche 914. Depending on how far you plan on moving the drive train??
     
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    Altered wheelbase drag car?
     
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    I spotted this beauty back in June for sale in Kentucky.Maybe he's trying to do this :p [​IMG]
    I just went back through there about a month ago and guess what its still for sale :lol:
     
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    we have the engine back 19 1/2" in our malibu but the floor & firewall are all aluminum...like others, i'm curious as why you'd want to move the diff. forward
     
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