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Unread 09-01-2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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trans shifter bracket advice

I am doing a 4.2 swap to 4.0. got the trans and t-case in last night and today when putting in my exhaust manifold i realized that it is hitting my shifter bracket. doing some research i saw the bracket is different on some other models.

my question is i could just cut the bracket to resemble that of the other ones right? i would also reinforce it a little since it would only be held on by one bolt now instead of 3.
or do they sell a bracket somewhere because i like that idea better?

photos attached with the blue mani are mine and the older looking ones are from a 91 4.0 also with the tf999 credit to The_Goob

also i am going to be cutting out the old exhaust don't worry

thanks guys

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Unread 09-01-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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I had to re make that bracket when I put on a borla header. A few mock up pieces with tin and a couple quick cuts and welds. The only issue I had was the exhaust was close enough afterward to melt the plastic bushing so I ended up with a brass pipe fitting and a spring to hold it in. Can't find pictures.
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Unread 09-02-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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Well I'm trying to figure out if there's a stock bracket that is different then mine cuz obviously the 94 exhaust manifold is not gonna clear the bracket

Anymore advice guys?
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Unread 09-02-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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lokar makes shift stuff? only help i can be
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Unread 09-02-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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I really just need more pics of post carbureted yjs cuz they have a different manifold so I can only assume they have a different shifter bracket
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Unread 09-02-2014, 04:39 PM   #6
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Your bracket looks just like the one on my '89. To make the Borla fit I cut the ears off rewelded them on the other side, shortened the arm that mounts to the trans, and re-drilled the rod hole as close to the 90 degree bend as i could.
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Unread 09-02-2014, 04:51 PM   #7
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hard as i look i cant find any pics of the modified bracket. I did find a pic of the bracket from my buddies cj7. I thought it might help when i was doing mine.
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