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Re: OT- new toy
Actually, it's VERY easy, just time consuming. I have to use the wiring harness and such from the GTi. The suspension / brakes are a direct swap but I need the master cylinder and rear hard brake lines from the GTi, the gastank is a direct swap too. The left motor mount bolt is already tack welded and reinforced behind the frame rail in the correct location. I'll need to cut away a little metal on the frame to get the motor mounts to line up properly. The front swap bar is a direct bolt on, the rear swaybar will need to be welded in on 2 spots where it meets the frame. I'm going to be using the Metro transmission for a better gear ratio. I'm using the front clip from the Swift because it looks better. The side body panels and bumpers will be swapped over too. Luckily the Swift is the same color as the Metro so I won't need to paint anything right away. That's basically it. I'll have EVERYTHING in in under 50 hours. I just need to wait for better weather.
I've talked to 3 people who have completed this buildup already and one guy who's doing it right now.
The tricky part will be finding an inexpensive turbo setup for this motor, then getting some super sticky tires so I can hook up...