I think the difference in the two is where the motor mount attaches.Is there somewhere I can buy that "perch" or what its called so I dont have to cut it off & re weld it?
You're trying to avoid drilling a couple of holes in 2 blocks of aluminum 4" long and 2" wide and instead want to completely reshape the contours of two mounts that you will need to mock up to the engine to make sure you get them in the right spot?Good idea.Im thinking of welding them a little higher to avoid buying a MML.
Because that's ghetto :whistling: why not do a complete frame swap if you have a good clean frame. Why save parts off a rotted out frame. Its really not that difficult to do just time consuming and the end result is a clean look, not a Frankenstein frame..Here's a question I've thought about. The reason most people, including myself, need to replace the frame is because of rust from the lowest part of the frame (center) to the back, (rear suspension mounts). How hard would it be to cut both frames just behind the front trailing arm mount area, then remove the frame from there back and do the reverse installing the 4 cyl frame. You'd simply have to weld the old front section to the new rear section. Reinforce it real good and you've replaced all the bad parts. In my mind it seems alot easier. You don't have to touch the radiator, engine, front suspension at all. Just drop the center skid plate, pull the rear axle, remove the fuel tank and of course all the body mounts. Will have to replace the brake and fuel lines. Am I missing something? It seems easier to do a frame swap this way than a complete swap. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.