Hi Everyone -
I have been planing to swap the drive-train in Gertrude's Fifth. I have a low mileage 2002 318 MPFI and matching 46RH (correction: 46RE) from a Ram van that we parted last winter. I also have nice 8 1/4 rear with 3.73 gears. The engine/trans wiring and computer are all sorted out and run on the stand. The install for the most part should be pretty straight forward.
Before I dive in and remove the old drive-line, I want to figure out the modifications that will need to be made to the trans tunnel and rear trans mount. I was able to find a few documented attempts at this while searching, but I am still unsure of how much the cross member has to be removed/modified and also how to reinforce the area after trimming.
Has anyone in Dippy world done this? Any BTDT's?