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Question Rwd 600?

Before I go and buy a Vauxhall Calibra, has anyone converted a Rover 600 to RWD?
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You can buy Rover 75 V8 or ZT V8, and you will get RWD....
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I already have a 75, and a BMW 3 Series - I was asking if anyone had converted a Rover 600.
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Not that I know of.
I guess it'd be quite a job as you'll need to do a lot of fabrication to accommodate the gearbox, prop shaft and rear axle.
What donor where you thinking of using?
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Talking Rover 600 RWD

Hi, many thanks for you reply.

I must confess that I haven't yet given it a huge amount of thought - hence the Vauxhall Calibra comment: They can be converted easily, as certain models were 4WD, but I'd rather convert a Rover 600 as they aren't as old or anything like as prone to rot as an old Vauxhall/Opel!

It's the choice of rear axle and getting the drive outboard to the rear wheels that is the difficult thing more than mods to the tunnel, as once the exhaust pipe is moved, there's plenty of tunnel in which to put a propshaft. The question of space for a gearbox isn't a huge issue as I only need room for an electric motor as I'm planning a conversion to electric power: All the style and comfort of a Rover 600, with no dependency on oil.

Thoughts observations and advice welcome.

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If you are going for an electric power plant I'd keep the drive at the same end as the power plant.
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The thinking is that with the diff driving the rear wheels, the motor itself can be put in the tunnel thereby improving weight distribution and leaving the engine bay clear of transmission components, leaving more room for batteries, the inverter and other components.
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