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Unread 01-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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71 wagoneer w/87 drivetrain

Considering a 71 wagoneer real clean with a TF727 tranny and a dana44 front axle with a NP229 transfer case that was pulled out of a 87 grand wagoneer.Original motor is rebuilt 360. Owner says rear axle is original which i think would be dana44.Would driveshaft have to be altered for this to work? Also does not have shifter through the floor yet. I assume because it is in different location and needs vacuum switch? Owner says that one vac line coming out of case. Does this prove that this is a NP229 and not a NP208? What are the main differences between the two?
Any other problems with this setup? Runs great, super clean, totally restored interior and new paint etc.$4000.00 Nicest one I have seen yet.

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Unread 01-09-2014, 10:18 PM   #2
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Any pictures? It sounds like a decent deal.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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Buying a swap like that isn't generally for someone without a lot of mechanical background to complete and/or troubleshoot in the future. Given the nature of the questions, it's probably not a good idea.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #4
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Thank you for being honest with me. I have decided it is over my head. Will continue looking for a stock early seventies wagoneer.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 09:06 PM   #5
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There's something to be said for knowing where your limitations are. I've bought a lot of abandoned projects at bargain basement prices because someone took something on that they really didn't know how to finish and didn't realize that when they started.

Start slow and add to your skillset a little at a time and good luck finding a rig!
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