I am putting a complete chevy drivetrain under my 79 cj7 has anyone ever done this please post pictures if so. I am using a 85 chevy 350,sm465 with 208 t-case and chevy 3/4 ton axles. I mainly need the drive line angle for the rear and what i can make work for a tranny mount/crossmember
That's a long drivetrain for a CJ. Personally I'd adapt a Dana 300 to the SM465 and lose the long NP208.
I am no 208 expert but I wouldnt want the slip yoke on it. With the drive line angles you will have it will more than likely bind and get sticky. Even on my dads K5 blazer it would stick and shudder when compressing the rear axle.
You can convert your 208 to a fixed yoke (unless it is already) but I would put the money towards the 300.
How about stretching it while ur at it? Wouldn't be a big deal, as far down as you are now. (if you have the resources, time and skills) Just asking. That would help the angles out alot. Is this just a mud runner, trail rig? Are you using the stock hangers (like I see in the pic) or outboarding? Just some other options for you to ponder
its gonna be a mud buggy/trail rig and i plan on putting a different t-case in this winter i just wanna get it done and running before mudfest in my town prolly 4 runs through the pit. i am running fully hydraulic steering on the front everything from PSC, and stretched the front with shackle reverse and with the rear i am running it stock.