St205 body conversion question

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St205 body conversion question

Postby gt4tified » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:09 am

Can someone theoretically take a ST205 body shell and put it on a ST185 chassis? Just a question, so no flaming pls. Lol
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Re: St205 body conversion question

Postby TexaSun » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:30 am

Sorry, but no. Both cars are unibody, there is no chassis to switch out unless you're ready to cut the entire floor out of both cars to exchange. Far more reasonable to start with a later model and try to install the AWD drivetrain, which is still going to be more fabrication than you would want to do. I also imagine that this has been discussed before on this forum.
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Re: St205 body conversion question

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:43 am

There was the guy in Japan who added a whole 205 front end to a 185, but I am sure it was no easy task.
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Re: St205 body conversion question

Postby ___Scott___ » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:38 pm

What's possible depends entirely on your skills.

If a guy can marry a SAAB to an ST165:
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=47575&hilit=saab

OR to a Miata:
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=449226

OR to a newer SAAB:
http://www.build-threads.com/build-threads/saab-969-3/

OR a front-wheel-drive Integra to rear-wheel-drive Mustang:
http://www.build-threads.com/build-thre ... 6-mustang/

then certainly it's possible to "take a ST205 body shell and put it on a ST185 chassis." Whether or not it makes sense to do it, or if you have the skills, is an entirely different matter.
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Re: St205 body conversion question

Postby underscore » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:28 pm

Don't forget the MA Ford powered ST165, or the Civic shell on a Corvette, or a Civic shell on a WRX, or the RWD Probe.
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