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Re: Ford Drivetrain
Here is what I read on a different BBS:
Question: Im putting a 700R4 trans in my CJ7. Can I use a NP205 from a older Chevy 4x4 or should I use a DANA300 with an adapter? It has a Chevy small block in it now.
Answer: Dana 300 is shorter, has lower low range, and is strong enough for what you are doing. NP205 is stronger, but has 2:1 low range, it is also longer, which = short rear drive shaft. Your choice.
So I guess Chevy 205 have passenger side drop, while Ford 205 have driver's side drop.
Now for the stupid question. Can you bolt the Chevy 205 in place of the Ford 205? (I doubt it)
The other thing to consider is gearing. According to this post you would be losing some gearing by picking the 205 over the 300.
<font color=red>IN2DEEP 78 CJ5</font color=red> <font color=blue>302 FORD </font color=blue> [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] <font color=red> T176/D300 35" BFGS </font color=red>