Re: Auto. Trans. in a CJ5?
I think that you can get a grill from a postal jeep and bolt it up without any problems, but I'm not sure. If you can, that should give you about three inches to scoot everything forward and buy you some driveshaft length. Four wheeler magazine did a series where they converted a postal to 4x4, and they had an auto tranny (727 torqueflite) AND the I-6 motor. Check it out-it ran from april 1993 to august 1994. They actually bolted the transfer case (dana 300) on in the april 1994 issue. They never said anything about problems from the short driveshaft-in fact they said the whole setup worked great. You can probably find the back issues at the library and photocopy them if you're interested. That's what I did. Good luck.