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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:36 pm    Post subject: Engine and drivetrain swap Reply with quote

Well I have been looking at swapping out the 258 I-6 in my 81 CJ-7 along with all the drivetrain and replacing it all with a sbc350 and the drivetrain to match from a blazer. This project has been my dad and mine's dream for quite some time, but he recently asked me if it would be possible to just remove the Jeep body and put it on the blazer frame? I told him I didn't know for sure, but I was wondering if any of you guys had some experience in the area. Any help you could offer would be great. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:49 pm    Post subject: COOL Reply with quote

I THINK ITS COOL YOU ARE PUTING A V8 IN A JEEP. GOOD LUCK WITH IT.
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Location: Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure, it seems like the Blazer frame might be too long? But good luck with the swap, I'm about to swap a 351W in my mustang
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anything can be done but what year blazer are you talkin about swappin the body to? It be kinda pointless to go from solid axle to IFS
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went to look at the blazer yesterday and well it was in pretty rough shape, but the axles looked good as does the frame. It is a 1986 K5 blazer. We did find out however that the guy who owns it has sold the engine, tranny, and t-case from it so that is a bummer, but my dad and I decided that we would just stay with the jeep frame and modify the spring mounts and such to mount the blazer axles underneath it. We figured the Dana 300 t-case would be strong enough to take the power of the new motor, but the T-5 tranny we were planning on rebuilding that and beefing it up a bit to make sure it would be able to take the power. What you guys think about keeping the T-5 and Dana 300 underneath. We aren't going to go overboard on how extreme we build this motor it is going to be just solid with around 300hp. I appreciate the help THANKS! Very Happy
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