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    Default 78 280z 5-speed into 78 280z 2+2 auto

    i just got hold of a 78 280z to take what i need for the swap. can anyone tell me what i need, or better yet make me a list of all the parts i may need. since me and my friends are doing the swap, what kind of problems can we expect.and also what mods would we have to do. remember the is a coupe into the 2+2. if anyone can help would appreciate it.

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    what about the drive shaft. since my car is a 2+2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony280z2+2 View Post
    what about the drive shaft. since my car is a 2+2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hls30.com View Post
    Yup, you need it!
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    Can't he just use the one that's already in his car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hls30.com View Post
    Yup, you need it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01 View Post
    Can't he just use the one that's already in his car?
    To clarify, the correct driveshaft to use is the one already in the 2+2. You need the extra length. The 2+2 driveshaft will fit the five speed just fine.
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    i heard that one of the transmissions is longer. and by using the 2+2 driveshaft , you mean the one i have or an other one one from a 2+2 manual.

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    The transmissions are all the same length. Use the driveshaft you already have. All '74-78 2+2 driveshafts are the same length, regardless of transmission.
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    thanks, that was my biggest conserne

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