Chevy Drivetrain into CJ7 Questions // 350/700r4/?
Got my first Jeep last week, the price was right (free) but it needs work and my wife already told me it was hers.
Here are the stats:
82 cj7, 31" BFG's, 258, T176, dana 300
frame is shot (bought a frame from friend for $50)
haven't tried to fire up the motor yet
body maybe salvaged
To make a long story short, she wants an automatic. Now since I am starting from the ground up with a new/used frame I figured on a new drivetrain combo.
I have read up on the 4.3 and 350 swaps but most people are using the dana 300 transfer cases. Why is that? Why couldn't you use the whole drivetrain?
I think the 4.3 are using the np231 and I know that is what is in wranglers.
My intentions aren't to upset the "keep it Jeep" bunch, but I am pretty set on either using a 4.3 or 350 chevy just for the fact that they are cheap and plentiful. My buddy just picked up a 4.3 4x4 s10 at an auction for $50.00. I asked him to find me on too.