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NP208 Shifter help (Sycho15)

Hi there. I am at the point of putting in the np208 t-case in my wrangler. I know sycho15 did the swap and any explination on how or what shifter should be used would be great. The np208 has all of the linkage bolted to it and then a metal arm where a rod would connect to go to the shifter. I have the np231 shifter set up and a friend that got the t-case can probally get the shifter from the j-truck. If anyone has any suggestions or if sycho15 could email me or post some pics that would be great.

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Re: NP208 Shifter help (Sycho15)

Don't know if this will help. Here is a picture of a 208 from a Cherokee with the linkage. I think I put it back in the right position. The silver lever just bolted to the tunnel.



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Re: NP208 Shifter help (Sycho15)

Thanks for the pic. I haven't gotten my digital camera back to take pictures yet. Anyhow where the white circle is, is the linkage I have. I would like to have an arm off from this and then a normal jeep shifter. Any ideas?

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Re: NP208 Shifter help (Sycho15)

Alright, here goes:

I had to start off by making a new inspection plate cover:



The two rows of holes and the square cut-out at the top of the plate in the last picture are for the tranny shifter.

Making the shifter arm fit to the angle iron braces:


The shifter arm, bushing, and bolt are from the J-10 and came with my x-case.
One piece of the angle iron is drilled and tapped to accept the small threaded end of the bolt, and the other piece is drilled to accept the large end of the bolt.


The shifter arm and braces are assembled. You can see where I used washers, and where I 'clearances' the angle iron so I could get a socket on the bolt.



Here it is riveted to the new inspection plate


Here it is installed in the Wrangler.


Painted to match the Durabak bedliner in the tub

I used the stock J-10 shift linkage, but it was a very close fit and damned near binds in some places. Eventually I'll make a new shifter for the tranny and x-case that bolt to the gearboxes themselves instead of the body, and come up through the floor looking like stock 5-speed and x-case shifters.


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Re: NP208 Shifter help (Sycho15)

thanks a lot for the pictures that is going to be a big help. The only problem I am going to have is that like in the very first pick (I have an under the seat shifter). The j20 didn't have a shifter that came up with a ball on it like yours. Somehow I will have to find a shifter set up like the one you used. thanks again. Mike

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