Now that i answered your question in my thread, now you owe me a compliment on my car!
thanks for the usefull info.
but my initial thought was not to take parts from a few cars and try them to fit
but rather take a donor's car body and throw it away leaving two subframes complete
with engine, transmission, axles, wiring etc. on the ground and put my stripped car body on a top of it (sort of =o)))
i realize of course that donor car will have a wider body ond i got to widen my e81
i've been working on cars for a looong time and no stranger to fabrications
just want to avoid hassles trying to fit parts from a few different cars
nowi already said i admire Your work =o)
Your patience and deducation amazes me.
i myself was looking for 25 y.o. impreza or audi quattro for almost two years
and the car i was looking for had to be in really good shape. and as soon as i saw one on craigslist
i was the first there early in the morning with cash in hand.
and what do ya know - week later '84 quattro side damaged poped up at the insurance company auction.
i bid on it of course but was overbid (it was a closed auction)- she went for $3800