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Old 03-10-2019, 12:21 PM
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Someone built a vw bus with a mid-mounted 911 aircooled engine, made a bell housing adapter, shortened a 944 torque tube by a few feet, mated to a 944 trans driving the rear wheels, and fitted 944 rear suspension with pushrod coilovers to the bus.

It was a nuts build. Very cool... got photos somewhere.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:43 PM
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Thank you for the response. Yeah, AMBITIOUS for sure!

What I am particularly interested in how the driveshaft itself was shortened or is a new one was fabricated. I've a 931 snail shell without a 924 Turbo driveshaft assembly and am thinking of shortening my 944 driveshaft to install the snail shell. If I proceeded I would make a shaft coupling and silver solder the driveshaft together away from the spline area. Torque in the shaft is quite low compared to strength of a coupling like this.

Certainly easier to source a proper 924 Turbo driveshaft assembly.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:26 PM
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Yes, it is my truck. If you google "porsche powered mid engine double cab " my build thread on The Samba or Pelican Parts will pop up.
I had a machine shop cut the 944 drive shaft and machine the end spline to match the 915 trans so it thinks it is still in a 911.

I presently have the AOS transaxle out for a L.S.D. swap or a AOT transaxle would be better if anyone has one -
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 2QuickS View Post
Thank you for the response. Yeah, AMBITIOUS for sure!

What I am particularly interested in how the driveshaft itself was shortened or is a new one was fabricated. I've a 931 snail shell without a 924 Turbo driveshaft assembly and am thinking of shortening my 944 driveshaft to install the snail shell. If I proceeded I would make a shaft coupling and silver solder the driveshaft together away from the spline area. Torque in the shaft is quite low compared to strength of a coupling like this.

Certainly easier to source a proper 924 Turbo driveshaft assembly.
What are you planning to do with the snail? Is it a LSD box?

I don't think it would be very hard or overly expensive to get your hands on a 931 TT for a snail.
They don't really go bad and their are plenty being parted out all the time.
I think it has a different shifter too and you might want to get that with your TT..

Just post a wanted thread here http://924board.org/viewforum.php?f=3 and see what you get..
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:48 PM
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I'll try 924 board for TT, thank you for the referral.

I'm wanting dogleg shift pattern in my 88 944S plus a gearbox that is designed for the 924/944 platform. The 944 transaxle in the car now seems to me to be a "got a great deal on this & want to install into my car" sort of design.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:17 PM
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Yeah, the G31 puts all of the weight infront of the rear axle for better weight distribution, and will hold a ton of power, racy shift pattern, shorter driveshaft/TT, lighter overall, easier trans and clutch jobs, cheaper clutches iirc, many with great factory LSDs, but eats synchronizes and parts are hard to find..

It definitely is more of a correct design for a transaxle car but usually doesn't get much love..
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