Picking up a complete floorpan from a buddy who has a Scrambler build going on and today I picked up a Ford 8.8 with a 4.10 ratio and limited slip. This will drop right in with my front axle and won't have to change gears right away.
It's tough to see but this does say 4L10.
Came complete with brakes (they'll need to be replaced but I have cores at least) for $75.
Finally got the rear springs undone and pulled the D35 out from under it. Took the grinder with a flap disc to a section of the frame to see how bad the rust actually is and was pleasantly surprised. Going to clean up the rest with a sandblaster and then patch and coat with Chassis Saver (got a deal on it when I bought my Monstaliner).
You do it yourself mechanics I am impressed. I can only take a house apart and put it together. Would someday like to watch in person, the take down and put back of a wrangler, in the future of course. Thanks for the info on the YJ, did not know the differences?
Well mainly we're talking about a vehicle that was being built prior to the proliferation of all sorts of electronic doo-dads. You get a stereo and pretty much nothing else. For engine control you get computer controlled fuel injection but with a coil/distributor ignition. There are no air bags, no sensors in every part of the car etc. By today's standards it's a very simple machine with a frame, suspension/steering, drive train and body and as somebody said in a different thread, "Jeeps are the original kit car" it's up to the owner to mix and match those parts to suit their needs/wants.