Before I start wildly chopping welding and cussing I wanted to get as many opinions from y'all experts as possible!
I am not a fabricator by any means, which should be apparent by my current solution:
Now, I have learned a bunch during my frame-off and I can't be completely blamed for this error in engineering...well actually I can and probably deserve it...but I want to get it fixed now!
As y'all can see, I have a TH350 mated to a NP208. I am not sure about the adapter, it looks like cast iron, and it doesn't bolt to the cross member--it just sits on two rubber bushings which I haven't been able to identify (or anyone at a parts store) thus far.
I'm thinking that perhaps a stock skid plate might be compatible...I would just have to find some alternative rubber bushings that sit flat instead of "grab" the crossmember. They would have to be good...my motor shakes like crazy at low RPM with it's current cam. Any other ideas?
My current idea is just to "fab" up some new angle iron that remove some of the drop, but I don't like this idea because if the skid hits anything then it will just make the bolts tear the frame up.
Are there any fabricators out there reading this that can help solve my problem with something custom?
P.S. This is a picture of my current cross member out of the Jeep: http://i.imgur.com/eZ65ZcX.jpg