The Atlas t-case is still not here so I've been trying to decide what to do next.
I purchased a Lokar automatic shifter kit. Here are some pics of the install:
The instructions say to attach the three brackets to the main plate first, but I found it easier to install the brackets on the tranny and then attach the main plate.
The driver side bracket attaches to the front band adjuster, secured by the lockout nut:
The passenger side bracket attaches to two bolts (supplied by the kit) that go through the tranny pan:
I found it very helpful to use lubricant, WD-40 or Liquid Wrench, etc... on these two bolts because the normal tranny pan bolts don't thread all the way through like these do.
The rear bracket attaches to the tail housing. I didn't get a picture of this but I had to grind the case a little to get the bracket to fit. Here is the main plate attached to all three brackets:
Here are some shots of the main plate installed:
I have the kit's linkage arm installed as seen in the pics above but I have yet to finish installing everything since I need to get the body on to make sure the shifter arm doesn't hit anything. I'll post the finished product when I get it done but it will probably be after the t-case is installed.
I also got a few other new items. Power steering lines:
Transmission cooler to help out with the life of the auto tranny:
HD steering box bracket from M.O.R.E.:
I really like the M.O.R.E. engine mounts so I figured this would be another good item to have. Their stuff isn't cheap but it is very good quality.
And the new Affordable Fuel Injection kit:
There is another small box with some of the sensors, fuel filter, electric fuel pump, and cd with installation documentation. I'm really looking forward to getting this installed
I went ahead and mounted the body since I'll be taking the jeep back into the shop for brake lines, fuel lines, drive shafts, and rear-pinion angle setting when the atlas arrives.
This things sits high with SOA, can't wait to see it with 40s