This is about the diff.
You have to weld saddles so the axle tubes sit squarely with the leaves mounting, adapt the handbrake and change the master cylinder for the discs.
I'm picking up my donor this weekend so I'll document this part of the conversion here as well as I can, so everyone may benefit from the collective wisdom of the advice I've got here, all in one place.
get donor car or all of the bits.
I'm starting with a donor so I'll spell out everything I take from it an maybe suggest a better way.
work out roughly how much time it will take and triple it.
Clean your space, wash the cars and your tools and the dog and anything else close to the job. If you have time take a slow shower with the missus because she won't go near you until you're clean again. Drive trains and suspension are severely dirty jobs.
Prep the donor. You are taking out the rear axle, it can't be moved again, EVER until you put another in, so park it where the scrap yard can pick it up.
Make sure your spare car is cool. If it belongs to the missus, then make sure she doesn't have an advanced quilt making class or something similar on that day. You may need to run down the road and find that fandangly doohickey thingememibob that wasn't serviceable from the donor or you busted getting it out/in.
I'll add some more tomorrow
Edited by Brycevr, 17 December 2009 - 01:32 AM.