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Old 09-27-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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hello fellow focus lovers. i have a few ideas for some off the wall focuses.
first one is a 2003 zx5 body on an 85 ford ranger 4x4 frame.
and a second is dropping a RB26DETT engine, transmission, and rear end in a zx3. let me know what you think about my ideas. if you don't like let me know. if you do let me know. and if some one has tried it i would like to know because im looking at buying a wrecked 2002 Nissan skyline from Britain and stealing the drivetrain and suspension for my zx3.


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Old 09-27-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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very interesting.

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Old 09-27-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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id say good luck hopefull you are a good fabricator/welder. had a friend who took a chevy S10 and welded it to a civic crx looked bad ass but 2 years of sheet metal fabrication to make a front wheel drive s10 that wasnt street legal.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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The RB 26 is pretty long, check to see if it will fit length wise...
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ty for your post. i know that it will take a lot of fabrication. and i know that i will have to cut my car at the fire wall to move the engine bay foward some so that i can fit the rb26 in to it. when i make it a rear wheel drive i will have to cut a lot of metal out of the center of the car on the inside and build my own transmission housing. but hey it sould like fun right
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im not sure if every one that has these kinds of ideas understands how much goes into these kinds of things.

here is a link to my build. i first thought about doing an I6 swap out of a bmw at first but for all the trouble i figured i should really go up in displacement.

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