Well, in my search for another old Toyota or Datsun, I've been repeatedly offered an '84 Subaru GL in fairly good shape. I've toyed back and forth with the idea of buying it, but I just can't get too excited about it. Mostly because I despise driving a FWD car. I really, really do not like driving FWD. I can get past it's awkward looks and horrible bumpers, if only it was AWD or RWD.
My question is this- If I were to buy this thing, how difficult would it be to convert it to AWD, or, god forbid, RWD? These aren't common cars in this part of the country- I can count the ones I've seen in the past 4 years on one hand. And this one is actually a Canadian car (with amazingly zero rust and low miles). If I could make it RWD or AWD for under a grand, I think I'd probably be willing to purchase it. But I really just can't get into this FWD racket.
Can I use parts off slightly newer Subarus to make it AWD? The generation after this car, and early '90s Subarus are fairly common in local junkyards, this generation is not however (Though I think I know of a rotted 4wd hatch in northern MI).