I just bought a very rusty auto 91 Camry alltrac and am now thinking that I could get another manual 91 V6 Camry and just cut the floor out of the alltrac and then weld it into the far less rusty V6 Camry and not lose the 4wd.
I just want to know if anyone has had any experience with something as involved as forcing a 4wd drive train into a FF car. Like a GTS->alltrac conversion.
As far as I can figure this project would involve:
Stripping the interior of both cars
Cutting out the floor of both cars
Welding the 4wd floor into the V6 chassis & mounting the 4WD drive train
Possibly swapping some of the electronics to save the 4WD on/off switch for kicks
Replacing all the interior stuff and then finally getting to drive it.
This car is going to be my winter DD as my 185 suffered massively last winter out on some black ice
I don't really want this to turn into some never ending project but don't know how long getting all this done would take. If I could complete all the work in like 2 weeks or less I'd be more optimistic about doing the swap.
The other option would be to just swap all the good body work and engine from the V6 onto the alltrac and and work with that.
My only problem with swapping that way is the alltrac I have is severely suffering from rot everywhere accept under the car and in the engine bay; so the front fenders need to go rear quarters are in rough shape one wheel well has a hole right through it the body around the windshield is in rough shape too.
A friends friend can help me out with the cutting and welding on the cheap apparently but the friend is out of town so I wont know for a bit how cheap it is!
Any guidance/advice would be very helpful as I'm working with a really limited budget but want to end up with one nice 4wd camry out of the two.