Hey all -
Okay, so I am making really good headway on my chassis swap. Got just about EVERYTHING off the old chassis. Today, when I went to go mount the transmission support pan on the new chassis, the trans mount didn't line up with the holes in the support pan. I made sure the new pan matched the old, rotten one - perfectly fine. I started to panic... I've got the engine and trans cradled in the engine mounts. So I grab the short drive shaft (again, from the old chassis) going from the tranny to the rear. It's too long. Now I am totally freaking. I check the motor mounts on the new chassis as compared to the old one - - - There's my issue. The motor mounts on the new chassis are about four inches closer to the rear of the chassis than on the old chassis. Old chassis is a 1992 YJ, the new one I believe is from a 1996 YJ.
I've got a big issue. Did they change positions on the motor mounts for different size engines? Can I buy new mounts and weld them on the new chassis where they NEED to be?
Help guys - I am in panic mode right now. I am 6200 into this project, initial purchase included. HELP.