So I bought a 1992,S82 Daihatsu hijet . lmported it from Japan back in January 2021. I love that little truck. But anyway. I wasn’t able to go where all the big trucks,and other big cars can go.
So I found a man who sold me a larger HC series engine ,gearbox, propshaft, and rear end to replace the drivetrain that was stock .
The man I bought from was saying to me . Yeah , they should fit. They’re only 6 years apart. They couldn’t have changed things too much . So I bought ,and imported the 1.3l 16v ,fuel injected HC engine,with 5spd manual.
I’m all excited to swap everything ,and nothing fits. So find a fabricator to mount the engine,and it’s too long. The distance from the rear end yolk,and the transmission was almost nothing. And off by 3".
We have to use the original bolt holes on the frame to mount the bigger. So my only choice I can think of is to move the rear end back enough to get a prop shaft in between the trani and rear end .
Besides moving engine forward. Is there something else that can be done ,and not so labor intense?