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post #4156 of 4162 Old 09-10-2019, 02:33 AM
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Pretty creative bends in that T-18 shifter cane, Jim. Looks cool!


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post #4157 of 4162 Old 09-10-2019, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty creative bends in that T-18 shifter cane, Jim. Looks cool!


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Thanks Rich but I can't take credit for most of them as that is the way it was when I bought the transmission. I just made some adjustments in the top end of it.


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post #4158 of 4162 Old 09-10-2019, 03:48 PM
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Now that I see that, I am wondering how mine will fit... Do you know if the shift tower is in a different location from the Jeep application vs the Ford one? I was figuring it would be about the same place as the T177 or T150 setup as Jeep used them, didn't think they'd make it that far forward. Maybe I'm wrong (nothing unusual!)

Did you use the D300 or D20?

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Now that I see that, I am wondering how mine will fit... Do you know if the shift tower is in a different location from the Jeep application vs the Ford one? I was figuring it would be about the same place as the T177 or T150 setup as Jeep used them, didn't think they'd make it that far forward. Maybe I'm wrong (nothing unusual!)

Did you use the D300 or D20?
Rick I used the Dana 300 and an Advance adapter. One reason mine sits this far forward is that I made my own engine mounts. I was being careful to allow enough room behind the engine to keep it from hitting the firewall. It could sit 1" further back but I'm not changing it now. From the pictures I've seen most other transmission shift towers do sit further back. So depending on what mounts are holding your engine in place will dictate where yours will sit.
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They're the MORE Bombproof, which moved the engine 1" forward.

I forgot to mention, you mentioned Lokar boots. I found on Facebook "Stronghold Shiftboots", they make boots from a marine material for a lot of applications for the CJs. I have theirs for the T150 on my T177 and then I bought the D300 twin stick one but it won't fit since I am using the D20 hole, so I got the D20 twin stick one to put on, I just need to get a trim ring made for it.

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They're the MORE Bombproof, which moved the engine 1" forward.

I forgot to mention, you mentioned Lokar boots. I found on Facebook "Stronghold Shiftboots", they make boots from a marine material for a lot of applications for the CJs. I have theirs for the T150 on my T177 and then I bought the D300 twin stick one but it won't fit since I am using the D20 hole, so I got the D20 twin stick one to put on, I just need to get a trim ring made for it.

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They sure make some nice boots! My Lokar is here and it looks like it's going to work.

More Jeep stuff today. Matt (Fourtrail) brought me a YJ family bar today. I'll sandblast it and paint it black. Thanks Matt!!
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Got the roll bar, transmission tunnel cover and T-18 gear shift sandblasted, primed and painted today. It sure seems to take allot of paint to cover a roll bar but then much of your paint is wasted. Also painted the twin stick shifters but with a foam brush. I did not want to take them out. I did not paint the bottom surfaces that actually mount the roll bar to the tub. After the paint cures I'll put some POR-15 on them. Also all of the paint and primer was applied with an old style DeVilbiss spray gun. I had not used one of these until starting my Jeep project and have loved the results every time I use them. Putting paint on this way is so much better than with rattle cans and much cheaper. It also gives you more choices of what kind of paint you can use. The down side is clean up but if you plan your work and paint quite a few things at one time it's well worth the effort.

Another big thanks to Matt (Fourtrail) for bringing me the roll bar!!
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