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Impala 2003 FWD to RWD !!

I have a impala ls 2003 and i want to do a ''little'' modification .... I want to put a 6.2 from the ZR1 vette with a 6speed manual transmission into it !!!! I'm fucking crazy I want to find a information for diff.

In the spec for ZR1 (75.9 in) and the Impala (73 in) for the width. Can i cut the diff for fitting under the car ????

To complicated the project, i want vette interior in the impala (front seat and dash).

I need help for the project. At this time is only on paper for plan but i need help

Thanks for helping me
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sorry but this will never happen man. yeah its cool to talk about it but there is a bunch of threads on the forum about people wanting to do a RWD conversion. go look at those. also your gonna need a ton of money, time, and skills to make this work. anyways good luck!
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I have a very lots of time for losts
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lol, from quebec, i KNEW it.
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I have a very lots of time for losts
This makes about as much sense to me as your plan, given that per your other posts, you have between 200,000 and 300,000 miles on the body and around this time last year, you were talking about putting a 5.3 SS engine in your car and making it a manual transmission.

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This makes about as much sense to me as your plan, given that per your other posts, you have between 200,000 and 300,000 miles on the body and around this time last year, you were talking about putting a 5.3 SS engine in your car and making it a manual transmission.

Ok so anyone who restores cars that are just piles of scrap and rust should be throwing stones. Yes last year my plan was to get my v8 keeping traction. Plans have changed. I want to have a unique car altogether. I just wanted to take my info here because you are maniacs impala.

It means that there's a guy who just jumped to 40 km high so my project is not so crazy. Sunfire in a GTO replica of an impala with a corvette below must be realistic

BTW there's the crazy ideas that change not so if you think you may be able to help me so much better if you close ....
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please tell me i am not the only one that did not understand a bit of that..
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please tell me i am not the only one that did not understand a bit of that..
Right.
All I could think was "Where's the Tylenol?"
I couldn't think of anything nice to say about that, so I didn't say anything...

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Not only do you need lots of time but also lots of money for you will have to custom fab a lot of work to make this happen. First of all I won't even deal with the donor car since you know what you are wanting from it which is good. But you will need to make a center tunnel in the Impala for the drive axle's drive shaft to go. Plus you will need to make that tunnel larger under the dash for the transmission housing to fit. You might be able to cut the tunnel from the Corvette but most likely you will have to custom fab the whole thing. Plus you will need to know where to restrengthen the center tunnel area to add back the rigidity of the vehicle since this vehicle is uni-body and not body on frame. You will also need to make a sub frame for under the hood to mount the engine to, plus costume engine and tranny mounts.

You might get away with just installing the rear axle as it is, if not a costume machine shop should be able to help cut it down. But I would strongly try not to do so.

You may find that to install the Corvette seating that you will need to make new seat mount brackets to install on your Impala.

If you do go through with this please keep us posted with pics on your progress.


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..WTF are you thinking? Start with getting a frame under your POS and go from there. What are you ..French?

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Not only do you need lots of time but also lots of money for you will have to custom fab a lot of work to make this happen. First of all I won't even deal with the donor car since you know what you are wanting from it which is good. But you will need to make a center tunnel in the Impala for the drive axle's drive shaft to go. Plus you will need to make that tunnel larger under the dash for the transmission housing to fit. You might be able to cut the tunnel from the Corvette but most likely you will have to custom fab the whole thing. Plus you will need to know where to restrengthen the center tunnel area to add back the rigidity of the vehicle since this vehicle is uni-body and not body on frame. You will also need to make a sub frame for under the hood to mount the engine to, plus costume engine and tranny mounts.

You might get away with just installing the rear axle as it is, if not a costume machine shop should be able to help cut it down. But I would strongly try not to do so.

You may find that to install the Corvette seating that you will need to make new seat mount brackets to install on your Impala.

If you do go through with this please keep us posted with pics on your progress.
Thanks for the good answer. I posted pictures on my progress soon. Soon i put the car into a garage. And the other people
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If you have the required fabrication knowledge and skills, go for it. If not, it will cost a few bucks to have the work done, but you'll have a cool/unique machine for sure

In the early 90s, I saw a few Chevy Lumina coupes converted to RWD for racing.

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^^^ RWD is only one of the things he wants to do. He also wants manual tranny, corvette interior, and a ZR1 engine.......in a 2003 Impala with about a quarter million miles on it. I simply have a hard time believing he is totally serious. I have been wrong before though, and as stated, if he really does it, I would love to see it.

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I think someone should donate him a 2010 Lincoln mks awd with eco boost for this project
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