Here's an update. Between work and school it is hard to find extra time to get this thing done. Luckily my buddy has been doing a lot of the work at night.
I think I confused pictures earlier. The one with the engine on the hoist is the 4 cyl moving out. Here's a pic from the donor:
After a good powerwash:
It was also a perfect time to install that SYE I've had sitting in my garage for a couple months:
Now here is the real test fit of the I6:
As of now we have the engine and tranny/tcase mounted up. We had a new down pipe built that we were able to weld to the old exhaust to save some $$$. I've also decided to go with a electric fan run off the t-stat. We picked up a Taurus electric fan, made some brackets and will be mounting it in front of the radiator. I might look into moving the engine mounts forward more in the future... I've got about 4 inches of room between the block and the radiator.
The grill is back on, all coolant lines have been run. We are waiting on drivelines, tranny computer, B&M shifter.... and then we have to figure something out to engage the 4wd on the front axle. The old NP231 was vacuum controlled. Any ideas on what we could do there?