We drive our old cars and trucks and not just on sunny Sundays but everyday until the salt comes out on the roads and then we are forced to use our invisible or winter beater cars. So the other day our newest invisible car comes home and it isn't looking as pretty as it used to. It still runs great but I can see the driveline is going to outlive the body.
It happens to have a supercharged 3.8 Buick v6 with overdrive auto transmission. Only trouble is they put the motor in sideways and hooked it up to the front wheels instead of the rear.
Anyway, what will I do with a good running driveline that faces the wrong way. Sure I could buy another parts car with all the stuff for a traditional set up - I have been watching one and who knows - or I could follow my own advice and think outside of the box.
So here goes. 1929 Rugby Durant truck. where the flatrack used to be we weld in the whole subframe and make it rear engine - rear drive truck. We would have to keep the hood on or it would look goofy but lose the fenders and lower it down - all the look of a traditional street rod . what do you think?