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Unread 05-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #31
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I built new linkage last year, after I put in a 231. I didn't have to lenghten my body side shift arm, I only had to reclock it to parallel the transfer case arm. A gm 231 transfercase range lever was used, one from a dodge 231 may work also. A different range lever is used to keep the same range of motion when shifting from 2hi to 4lo. The new range lever points up to the body now, instead of down as the factory one did.

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Unread 06-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #32
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So I've been working on the linkage and only have the cup to remove but I can't get the bolts off. I've tried using vice grips but it keeps falling off.
Is there any other way I should try and get them off. thanks for your help.
The heads on those screws are VERY short. I think they are 5/16. I used a nut driver to get them out.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 06:04 AM   #33
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I built new linkage last year, after I put in a 231. I didn't have to lenghten my body side shift arm, I only had to reclock it to parallel the transfer case arm. A gm 231 transfercase range lever was used, one from a dodge 231 may work also. A different range lever is used to keep the same range of motion when shifting from 2hi to 4lo. The new range lever points up to the body now, instead of down as the factory one did.
Do you have anymore pictures of this conversion? with a list of all parts used/ fabricated?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #34
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I'm currently in the process of doing this to my ZJ. Got the old linkage completely out. Found a tab off a tcase laying in a junkyard that was next to an old 1500. I cut off the tab on the shift lever and made a new one with a longer throw. I need to figure out how much to clock that tab, weld it up and then install the shifter housing back into the jeep. I bought 7/16ths heims and all thread off mcmastercarr for the linkage. Ill post pics once I get it all done tomorrow... hopefully.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #35
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Unread 06-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #36
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i finally found a picture of mine, there are nylon washers at the pivot points, it takes a little bit of playing around with the lengths to get the geometry correct but i ended up with at matching up with the full limits of the bezel matching the full shift of the tcase, the direct linkage is also a big advantage because you can actually feel it catching each shift position vs the factory garbage.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #37
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hate to beat a dead horse here, but just had one question. rather than redrilling a hole in the stock tcase tab, can i use the tab off a 249? its longer. and i have a 249 sitting here not doing anything so i could just grab the tab and be done with it.

maybe using a longer tab like that would allow us to not mess with the tab on the shifter?
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Unread 09-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #38
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hate to beat a dead horse here, but just had one question. rather than redrilling a hole in the stock tcase tab, can i use the tab off a 249? its longer. and i have a 249 sitting here not doing anything so i could just grab the tab and be done with it.

maybe using a longer tab like that would allow us to not mess with the tab on the shifter?
I tried doing that. The plat isn't at the right angle, or something. It's been a while but i have a 249 in the garage as well and i didn't use that plate.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #39
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I tried doing that. The plat isn't at the right angle, or something. It's been a while but i have a 249 in the garage as well and i didn't use that plate.
Hey would you be able to send me the dwg file? I want to do this for my ZJ and the gfs XJ
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Unread 09-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #40
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Hey would you be able to send me the dwg file? I want to do this for my ZJ and the gfs XJ
its been a while and since ive got a new computer i deleted a bunch of stuff. i forgot to edit th post sorry
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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #41
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its been a while and since ive got a new computer i deleted a bunch of stuff. i forgot to edit th post sorry
Darn alright no problem then
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Unread 10-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #42
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beating a dead horse again, but can you fix the pictures? theyre not showing up for me. finally going to attempt this now that i got my front driveshaft put back together and back in. i remember now how much of a PITA the stock linkage is LOL
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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #43
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Pictures are back up
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