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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 02:44 PM
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I want to swap a ford NP435 into my 78CJ5, instead of buying an adaptor kit to make the tranny bolt up to my Dana20, can I use the NP205 in my CJ5, or is it going to make my driveline angle to steep? Also if I don't use an adaptor kit will the transmission mainshaft work with my engine as long as I buy a ford clutch disk? Help!!

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I was wondering the same thing. I know this doesn't answer your question, but if somebody has the answer, please share!! Just lobbying for an answer.

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do you mean put the ford x-case in a jeep? yeah you can do it if you put a front end in with a pumkin on the drivers side. other wise it won't work. if you want to do this swap use the axles from a 80's model wagoneer. all had the dana 44 with the drivers side pumkin and came with either a 44 or 20 rear. both are good. the wagoneer model 20 has thick tubes and 1 piece axles. ford running gear would work too.

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no you won't have to change the main shaft if you don't go with the adapter. you won't have to change the input shaft(i think this is what you were referring to) either. yes all you need is the ford splined clutch. you will also need a bell housing from a jeep that has either the t-176 or the t-150.

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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.

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