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Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:03 PM
Ok first this is not my car. I took these pictures Saturday for a friend. He has a account on here but does not come on often. He will likely pop in. I do not know all the specs on what he is doing so I can only answer so much.

Car is a 2000 cavalier vert. Start out with a LD9 with the GM charger, then was twin charged LD9. He later did a Ecotec swap. Now he is doing a RWD swap. He it using the FWD motor and trans. Truly it will be a mid engine cavalier RWD. It is a work in progress. Car is also RHD swapped (without using Toyota cavalier parts.




Motor/trans in mock up


Looking through the trunk


Looking over the trunk


Looking under the car from the rear


RHD swap, aftermarket pedals, masters etc..


rear brakes




Front Brakes




Metal that has been cutout so far. Aiming for 2000lb car.


What I do know is the plan is for fuel cell in the front, radiator will stay up front.



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:05 PM
Hell ya


Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:13 PM
I saw the rwd crx build on honda tech and always wanted to do one in a j whenever I'm in a position to do so. I look forward to progress on this.







Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:25 PM
I'm loving what I see here.



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:36 PM
@!#$ yes. totally bad ass.

that thing will hook like CRAZY and run even harder.

epic build.

(why does the rear rotor have ten lug nuts??)

and how did he do the front wheel bearings like that?



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:41 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:


(why does the rear rotor have ten lug nuts??)



my guess is bolt on wheel adapter.



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 6:41 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

@!#$ yes. totally bad ass.

that thing will hook like CRAZY and run even harder.

epic build.

(why does the rear rotor have ten lug nuts??)

and how did he do the front wheel bearings like that?



He is using hubs from a newer GM for the rear and they are not 5 x 100, so it has hub adapters, which is what it has so many studs.

The fronts will still be changing alot. If I remember it correctly he will be doing a custom upper and lower control arm setup using a different shock (not a strut). Factory strut towers will not be used.



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:26 PM
Dude has skills



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:56 PM
So much for being the first RHD-swapped vert...

Xian was telling me about this the other day. It's a long long way from the last time I saw it. Can't wait to see it completed.




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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 8:38 PM
Wow that's some amazing work!



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 8:42 PM
Awesome!!




Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 9:27 PM
Wow


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 9:57 PM
I just hope this guy knows exactly what he's doing. That being said, I'll be watching this thread closely.


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Monday, April 16, 2012 10:22 PM
Wow, I'm amazed by the work so far! Glad someone is actually doing a swap like this. Looking forward to more progress






Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:05 AM
This is just the thread we needed! Great craftsmanship! Please keep us updated! Daily if possible



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:11 AM
wow for the mid mount its pretty much gotta go in the back freakin seat.

looks great so far tho! thanks for finally posting the pictures






Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:08 AM
I want more pics!!!!






Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:21 AM
I love it.


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:03 AM
Damn, liking this!










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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:14 AM






Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:29 AM
The turbocharger inlet is going to be right behind his head?

God that would be completely awesome.



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:56 AM
Yes.


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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:30 AM
SweetnessGT wrote:

The turbocharger inlet is going to be right behind his head?

God that would be completely awesome.



-Chris-


Actually no. It is RHD, but I guess it would be behind the passengers head.



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Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:38 AM
WOW WTF



Re: Different kind of RWD swap.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:05 AM
that is pretty sweet

more info on the lnf intake manifold on the 2.2

hows the t/b work?
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