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Unread 11-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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CJ8 front drive shaft

I recently purchased a 1982 CJ8 (Dana300 transfer case / Dana 30 front axle) and the guy did the 4.0L swap in it. He never installed a new front drive shaft and ive been told that i can't use a OEM one because it won't fit after the swap. Does anybody have any reference or experience on this?

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Unread 11-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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You should still be able to use the stock shaft. The transfer case has nothing to do with the engine as far as i can tell. I say climb under and put it all in place if it fits right ur good to go
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Unread 11-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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The OEM one should fit, unless the trans was swapped too. A 4.0 takes the same space as the OEM 258 engine, no moving back or forward.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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ok thanks guys. I was going off rumors i heard but nobody could confirm for me
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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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So did he leave the stock transmission in place?
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