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I want to build an old truck (looking at 1953 Studebaker) I have some ideas on cutting weight from the bed, but mostly the transmission and driveshaft. I have done some digging and the closest I could find on here was someone suggested two FWD systems for another build, but it wasn't debated or expanded upon. Ideally I would use

Would it work? How? Any similar projects worth looking at?

Advantages of two FWD systems vs RWD direct drive mounted to the diff?

Ideally I will be using independent suspension if that makes any difference. Although a 4 motor system has crossed my mind it seems more complicated and expensive. Also trying to keep parts easy to source and away from custom Axel's.
 

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I assume that you mean a drive unit (motor and transaxle) salvaged from a FWD car at each axle of the truck. Yes, that will work, and it's essentially how every AWD production EV is built. The biggest challenges are controlling both motors in a coordinated way... and as always finding enough room for battery, compounded in this case by drive units in both ends.
 
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