Auto to Manual Swap-Parts
I have been thinking about swapping my '99 XJ from an AW-4 to an AX-15. I have thought about this for about a year now, and I still want to do it as bad as I did on day one, so I think this is what I truly want to do with my Jeep. I found a guy locally today who has owned 32 different Cherokee's, and has done about everything that could be thought of to them. In his garage, he had a driveline that he would sell me for $1,000 after I talked him down. It had an AX-15 (around 90k), bell housing, front and rear driveshafts, new clutch, rod, and pedal assembly, along with a few other things.
My main question here is $1,000 a reasonable price for these parts? I thought it seemed high, but then again, around here, an AX-15 is rare, the pedal assembly is even more rare, and MT driveshafts are like finding an honest politician, and they are traded like gold.
What are all of your thoughts and questions??