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Unread 11-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie, but am optimistic that I can get some great advice and where to turn. 1977 jeep j200 pickup with automatic transmission and quadratrac. I would like to know if it can be reasonably converted to a T 18.... I don't know how feasible this is, or an estimated cost for someone who has a history in making this type conversion.....I am in SC and would welcome any advice, proper contacts and other options....thanks Rick

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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hi Rick.. welcome to the forum!

I don't know a lot about the J10/20 but I'm assuming yours came with a 360? There may have been some J10/20s that came with factory T18/D20s. If not, there are some T18/D20 CJs out there (kind of hard to find nowadays though). If you could pick one of those combos up, it should be pretty simple to swap out the D20 for a D18. Might also just pick up a Ford T18 and use a CJ bellhousing (been a while since I researched but I think a T150 and T176 share the Ford's butterly bolt pattern).

Best bet for better info on this swap is to hit our Fullsize Jeep Forum and our CJ Forum. I'm sure a few of the guys have done the very swap you mentioned.

Another good source of info is Advance Adapters and Novak Adapters. Both have extensive swap info..
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Unread 11-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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Unread 11-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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Conversion on j10/20

Thanks for your info, insight and expertise....will check into the possibities you've mentioned.....
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