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2wd to 4wd on a coupe?


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#1 LUVMYBRAT

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 10:25 PM

I think I already know the answer which is yes but I thought some piece of mind from the masses would re-affirm my thoughts. I have come across a 83/85? 2wd coupe, not in bad shape but 2wd. I seem to have enough stuff layin around to do a 4wd drive conversion and was curios to any red flags on the issue? I know these things for sure need to be swapped, gas tank, rear suspension,4wd struts, tranny, and addition of tranny tunnel bracketry for 4wd. Anything else?

#2 Turbone

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 11:26 PM

I assume its a 5spd also? You should be good to go, if so. I've long wanted to do this, with the addition of a 3/2 PK lift:brow: It still might happens someday.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:23 AM

with the lift you wont need to change gas tanks, which is almost a project in itself.
that or beat it in with a bfh, but be gentle.

#4 Caboobaroo

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:15 PM

If its an '85, it'll be a EA82, not an EA81. If its an '83, well, then its an EA81. Andrew has done a FWD to 4WD conversion under a EA81 sedan so you might wanna send him a PM and see what all it will take but my guess is:
tranny
clutch
clutch cable
driveshaft from a 4WD hacthback
linkages
center console

#5 Ever Victorious

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:18 PM

If its an '85, it'll be a EA82, not an EA81. If its an '83, well, then its an EA81. Andrew has done a FWD to 4WD conversion under a EA81 sedan so you might wanna send him a PM and see what all it will take but my guess is:
tranny
clutch
clutch cable
driveshaft from a 4WD hacthback
linkages
center console


Wheelbase on an EA81 hardtop is the same as the sedan and wagon... I'm no mechanic, but I think that means the rear driveshaft is the same as the wagon... cause isn't the difference their length?




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