NP435/D300 in a CJ - Driveshaft problem?
I need some opinions to help settle a "discussion" I was having here.
I am gathering parts to put a NP435 and a Dana 300 in my '74 CJ-5. Planning on keeping the 258 that is in there. A buddy of mine here is certain that this combo will leave me with an unusably short rear drive shaft (his position is that I should do a v-8/np435/Dana 20 and move everything forward). I know I will have to shorten it a little, but will it be too short to work right? I want to do a little rock crawling, so I will want some susupension travel, but I am only looking at 2.5 inches of lift and 32" tires.
Is anybody doing this combo in a regular wheelbase -5?
Would keeping the 20 (blah) help driveshaft length?
And when is this damn election going to end?
'74 CJ-5, 258, NP435, D44 w/LockRite
(OK, well the np435 is in the garage next to the Jeep)