Originally Posted by PavementPounder
They are not. Besides input shaft differences (and ratios). the "Chevy' version has the shift tower significantly to the rear, which would require cutting a hole in the floor between the seats in an awkward position. You can use Ford car T-5's if you choose the correct one (this is what a "World Class' or WC T-5 is).
Thanks for the information, and also the info from Happy Joe. It sounds like that a novice should probably stick with a T5 (or other transmission) that came out of a CJ in the first place in order to get the most exact match without having to worry about gear ratios, shaft differences, and other potential problems.
My T5 has started to make more noises and has become increasingly hard to shift, so I know it's in need of service. It was serviced at a transmission shop under the PO (new synchros, a few other parts), but it looks like it needs help again.
My quandry is if I should pull it and try to rebuild it myself, or pull it and have a transmission shop do the work. Just pulling the thing out will be a new experience for me anyhow. My thinking was that if I could find a proper T5 for a low price, then I could take the time to rebuild it and swap it onto the CJ.