View Full Version : Datto - CA18det conversion
Somebody out there is bound to know..
Who sells conversion kits to fir a CA18det into a Datto 1200 ute.
Ive tried Oz Develpoments and DatSpeed (now Broke) without any luck
Any help would be greatly appreciated
28-06-02, 10:26 AM
Go to the Ozdat classified and a guy on there is selling them for $350 which includes freight anywhere in Aus. Hope it helps.
PS - I'd suggest this would only be the crossmember though, and maybe the tunnel/shifter casing which need to be welded into place. Anyhow let us know what you get for the $350 if you do inquire.
Craig from maddat does the conversion kits for 1200's.
I was there today and he has just finished fitting a ca18 into a 1200 ute.
This is his site
the guy paydirt spoke of is name is paul sells full bolt in kits for 1200 coupe sedan's n utes his ca18det ute is in the current fast fours (the one with the yellow evo on the cover of which a forum member owns:D )
advertisement as taken from ozdat.com classified section
1200 CA18 conversion kits Full bolt in conversion kits for CA18DE/DET into 1200 ute,sedan & coupe.
Price: $350 Location: sydney
Contact: paul Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0414487469 (hours: all)
[EDIT] cause i can
full bolt in, no welding!
prolly do the hole conversion for a handfull of gorrilas
28-06-02, 08:48 PM
What does the kit include, I mean the box is nowhere near in a position to line up with the shifter hole, I'm welding a new box piece over the original, moving the shifting position back a few inches. Does it include a grearbox x-member aswell? I would like to know as it seems pretty cheap as far as I'm concerned, I probably wouldn't have wasted my time doing it myself.
he suggests a skyline 'stumpy' box not the one that comes with the ca frontcut. the kit is for the motor i assume he can also provide a gearbox kit. have to email the bloke to be sure. this is second hand info...
28-06-02, 08:55 PM
I thought as much with the stumpy box, I think I'd rather have the CA box personally. There is no need to modify with the stumpy box, bolts in with a CA bellhousing and no need to modify the shifter position as far as I know. I thought it was too good to be true with the whole kit.:)
what does the ca box have over the stumpy?????
the biggest drama with this conversion is going to be the diff!!!
28-06-02, 09:01 PM
I think I just sorted my dramas out last night, probably going to use a S3 TRX 10 bolt with a locker. Cheap and easy option. I'll probably go something better later down the track.
The box is newer and it just saves stuffing around looking for another box and having no use for the standard box. I find the shifter position is in a much better location aswell.
thanks for the help guys
sure ill have a heap of question once I start the conversion
Atm the car has been stripped back to bare metal ready for a full respray
Nobody knows anyone who has a set of 15" ROH gamblers for the datto ute
So has anyone actually purchased and used one of these kits?
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