I need a little help... I found a wrecked '93Wrangler Renegade in the paper for $3900.It needs a Motor, Tranny, and X-fer case, and the options are driving me crazy. I could use the Factory setup, and that would seem sorta expensive and not be too much of a performance/durability increase. I could use a Chevy 350, TH-400, and whichever x-fer that GM has that is gear driven (I have a TH-400 already).
I could use a Ford set-up 351W(I have one that needs rebuilt), C-6(a friend has one I could buy) or a manual (np435 or NV4500),and a Ford X-fer.
I have a '76cj, the 351 is planned for it, but the body is shot. I could however donate its T-176 3speed and X-fer to the 93.and save some dough.
What would the simplest way to go? What would you guys do? What's the best Ford transfer case, and will it bolt to the np435 or nv4500? If I buy the '93 I would like to have it running as quickly as possible, which powertrain would give me the fewest headaches? About how much would these options cost? (ballpark)
thanks for your help