[V6-12v] Quattro Conversion?

James Whitehouse james_whitehouse1 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 4 16:39:19 EDT 2006

Well, the head gasket job (actually an 'engine-out and rebuild the top end
and do a clutch job) is finished. She's running very smooth and powerful so
definitely time and money well spent!

While I was working on my car at my mechanic's garage, he had a nice S2 in,
and this brought up the fact that my 80 was lovely, but could use a bit of
4WD to really make her handle better. My mechanic, who specializes in
performance cars (rally and old F1 restorations, etc) suggested finding a
'donor' A80Q of the same generation (B4 UK spec. 1991-95) and literally
'transplanting' in the gearbox, driveshaft, diffs, and anything that's

I'm up for the idea, but we couldn't see where the fuel tank might go on my
car, since it has a spare wheel well in the boot that is actually part of
the bottom rear chassis. Without actually seeing an 80Q of that generation
we don't know how the fuel tank and rear diff/ axles attach, etc.

Any ideas, or anyone with an 80Q that has pictures of the underbelly?


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