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Unread 10-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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NP207 to NP231 swap

I am picking up an NP231 21 spline transfer case for my 87 Wrangler on Saturday. From everything I have read, the NP207 linkage does not fit the NP231 correctly. I read it was 2.5" too short, but it does not specify WHAT on it is too short. Can anyone that has done this swap give me some info? I am keeping the BA10 right now because I am also swapping in a Ford 8.8 and don't have the $$ to swap a tranny as well. Also, the BA10 is running good, no issues. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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bump.... anyone?
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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no idea man. my 87 came with the 231 and the wife's 93 had a 231 in it also.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Don't know if it will be of help but here's my 87's 231 shift linkage and part numbers for the different linkages.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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Lets try that second pic again...
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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So I did the NP207 to NP231 swap today. I encountered the following issues:

I had to remove one of the mounting studs on the NP231 because the BA10 tranny only had 5 bolt holes to attach the transfer case.
The shifter linkage is too short. I am going to have my buddy lengthen it tomorrow.
I had to lengthen a vacuum hose about 12".
The front axle output yoke was not threaded for the old bolts and u bolt strap so I bought a new u bolt strap with long bolts and installed them with lock nuts.

Other than that, no issues. I can confirm that the bolt pattern and clocking on the transfer cases were the same. The drive shafts installed without issues. The shifter linkage kit bolted right up without issues. The 4wd engages as it should. The swap is relatively straightforward. If any one else is doing this swap and has questions, hit me up. I could not find a lot of information about this swap on the forum, so I will gladly help anyone considering doing it. I should point out I installed an NP231 AMC transfer case.
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