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the jeep cj7 frames were re-inforced right from the factory

i recommend using 3/8`s thick u channel steel on both sides

as long along the frame as you can without interfering with the body mounts
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since i dont know anything about these, do i need to match it to the engine and tranny or does it just matter what the engine is? also there is a fly wheel on it from when it was a automatic can i still use that?
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the bell housing will bolt to any ford small block engine

you can use any tranny as long as it is from a ford small block engine

automatic or standard transmission

the tranny to transfer case adapter will bolt up to the new process 231 transfer case
( they come from the jeep yj`s with the driver side output shaft )

the np231 and dana 300 have the same bolt mounting pattern and input shaft spline count

the np 231 transfer case has the manual transfer case shifter rod

i would not recommend using the dana 300 transfer case upside down, some of the internal parts need constant lube , using it upside down will only cause more grief than anything else.

and the inspection cover needs to be accesible at all times
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i need some close up pictures please

to determine if the dana 300 can be used

drivetrain specialties should have the hydraulic slave cylinder retro fit kit available for a clutch
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i would not recommend using the dana 300 transfer case upside down, some of the internal parts need constant lube , using it upside down will only cause more grief than anything else.

and the inspection cover needs to be accesible at all times
i wasnt planning on changing anything with the dana 300. It is the right way as is. The transfer case came with the transmission and i just took it off. the front output was on the drivers side so i dont need to flip anything.
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i need some close up pictures please

to determine if the dana 300 can be used

drivetrain specialties should have the hydraulic slave cylinder retro fit kit available for a clutch
I will take some this weekend on and off the transmission of how it came.
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if the transfer case output shaft is on the driver`s side

then the transfer case is upside down

the dana 300 transfer cases were manufactured with the front output shaft on the passenger side only
( the inspection plate was on the bottom )

with that adapter , they flipped it over so that the output is on the driver side

it is upside down ( notice that the inspection plate is on the top )
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so did ford do this? or someone in the past?
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What kind of tires are your off-road tires? And I also see that you are from Alma Center. I live in Eau Claire. Small world huh?
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they are 31 in. definity dakota m t's. kind of an off brand but they do their job. ha ha ya it is. where do you go off roading?
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Meh. I don't do any off-roading right now. Looking to get into it though.
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o alright. ya i need to find places to go and people to go with once i get my rig done..
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i need close- up pictures to be sure

it could have jobbered

some econoline vans were converted to 4 wheel drive

but they used the np 205 transfer case not the dana 300

so if it is a factory conversion , then you have a rarity on your hands
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i need close- up pictures to be sure

it could have jobbered

some econoline vans were converted to 4 wheel drive

but they used the np 205 transfer case not the dana 300

so if it is a factory conversion , then you have a rarity on your hands
the transmission and transfer case didnt come from the van. i am trying to figure out what it came from and once i find out i will let you know. And more pictures will come this weekend.
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ok so here are the pictures of my transfer case. I got it all cleaned up and found some numbers that i dont exactly know what they are except for the bottom ones. thats the date i know. but as for everything else i dont have a clue. so hopefully this will solve my problem. i found out there arent different gears for it like i thought there were.just engaged and disengaged.

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and this is what it was connected to.

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so i believe i have a dana 21.... whats the story on these? any good? or should i find something that i can get low and high on?
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Alright since i think i have that answer solved i have a new one well actually 2 new ones. I am trying to take my dana 44 apart and i am working on the hubs. i got one side just fine and now of course the other has to give me trouble. this piece you seen in the picture wont come out. i think i know the problem. the retaining ring on the shaft was bent like it was being pushed out which i think bent the retaining grove up and now that piece is getting caught on it. sorry if that doesnt make sense. but i have tugged and pulled and jerked on that thing and i wont come out. anyone else have these problems? and how the heck can i get it out?

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MY second problem is with my other axle. the top 4 nuts that held on the third member are so rusted there isnt any sides left on them to get a wrench or socket on. Any suggestion on how i can get them off? or can i replace the studs the nuts are on if i have to torch it off?

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okay ! now i can see it better

C18 = t18 transmission it is mated too

15 = input shaft gear tooth count
( the present 1 is 16 teeth - so it was replaced some time ago )

27 = the model name of the transfer case ( a rare 1 indeed )
( just as strong as a dana 300 , so you are good there )

use brake cleaner to clean off the old grease on those splines

there is a small chunk of metal preventing you from the locking hub internal gear out
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So its not a np435 tranny? is this just as good? is first gear just as low as the 435? and the transfer case isnt a 21 cause i looked those up and they look identical.

this is a dana 21 i found on the internet.

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just a slight bit higher ratio first gear on the t18

the t18 and np435 look almost identical looking at the side view

the top numbers give it away

the dana 21 and the dana 27 look almost identical too

the last number is 27 ( model number )

the bottom numbers are the casting date

there were so many revisions of transfer cases back then , it is mind boggling to try to keep updated which is which

contact advance adapters and email them the pictures , and they can tell which transfer case it is

those were standard on the 1st generation bronco`s ( stout as hell too )
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For those nuts, clean them off as best as you can, clean out all the remaining threads. Then just weld a nut on the the existing nut. Should come right off.
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ya i wish i could do that but i dont have a welder... yet.. And its to heavy right now to take it someplace.
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just a slight bit higher ratio first gear on the t18

the t18 and np435 look almost identical looking at the side view

the top numbers give it away

the dana 21 and the dana 27 look almost identical too

the last number is 27 ( model number )

the bottom numbers are the casting date

there were so many revisions of transfer cases back then , it is mind boggling to try to keep updated which is which

contact advance adapters and email them the pictures , and they can tell which transfer case it is

those were standard on the 1st generation bronco`s ( stout as hell too )
i will get a picture of the tag i took off the transmission and that should clear everything up.
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Here is the tag off the transmission.

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