# Conversion between Gap3 and Gap4 elements

I am using Sage 4.7 with Gap4 (4.4.12) and Gap3 (3.4.4) -- Required for the Chevie package. The issue I am having is with what Sage declares a Gap element. I would like to create an instance of a group in gap3 then use it in sage as a gap element, however since it is a gap3 element not a gap4 element there seems to be some confusion in how sage handles the object (I assume this is due to how Gap4 has been rebuilt -- as noted in the documentation). The question I have, is there any function or method which will convert a gap3 element into a gap4 element which can then be used by Sage?

(I'm fairly new to Gap/Sage so I apologize if my understanding is incorrect)