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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-18-2003, 01:24 AM
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Re: Tell me I\'m not crazy...

good find!

the adapter used by Jeep FSJs in the late 70s was about 1 inch long, so there is 1 inch between the trans and Tcase ( its hard to even SEE the adapter)

the shaft will be REALLY long, if you want to use it as is and you should be able to, be sure and get the spacer between teh bellhousing and tranny, and maybe that bellhousing also just top make it easier.

OR you can find a Ford T18 2wd or 4wd, and swap the input shaft and bearing retainer, and have the 6.5 inch input shaft if you want to shorten it up, Ford 2wd T18s are usually pretty cheap, ive even seen them for 23 cents per lb in the local scrap yard.

you might have to fab the tranny mount on the crossmember, and possibly re-bend the LONG gear shift lever, it might hit the dash in 1st.

good luck!
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