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Im Curious, ZJ to CJ swap (long)
i did a search and came up with a few answers but trying to find more
im in the process of tearing down my 76 cj5 cause the body its totally trashed and i might as well do all the swaps right now while its down (tranny,axles,etc. etc.)
just the other day a guy offered me a complete 95zj (rolled) for 1k, and the PO is my sister-n-law so i know it has a good engine and other eqipment, I dont know what tranny it has (auto though) but it does have the 5.2 and 242 t-case
what im wanting to do is build a mild wheeler that will also be my DD since ive already got my 7 1/4 lifted Xj on 35's i dont need another heavy duty wheeler
what i was thinking about doing is taking every possible mechanical part (except for the 242) and swap it on the cj, including axles and coil susp (i know "buy a tj") it aint gonna happen, i know the 30&35 are not heavy duty but are strong enough for what i want, I will be fabbing and welding any and everything mount or whatever to make it fit
what im wanting to know is "what can I use?"
like- power brake system?
is tranny way too long?
use entire wiring harness (eng comp & dash)
aftermarket gauges hooked to factory wires built into custom dash?
I know im missing something but ill think of it later
or... if everybody decides im a retard for wanting to do such a complicated swap all at one time ill delete this post and b*tch slap myself and continue to build the cj like i was [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]