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Pope's 1949 CJ3A - 4.3L, SM465, Dana 18 Swap

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Sorry, I am late to the party :) Excited and eager to see how it runs. 

So stock frame length, stock suspension height (SPUA)? SM465 + AA adapter + Dana18?  Can you please measure and post what's the bell-housing to tcase output flange length? And your rear driveshaft length?

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From the back of the engine block to the rear of the transfer case output yolk is about 26" with the transfer case brake removed.  Driveshaft is around 16"....that still gives a fair amount of free space.  

Keep in mind, my firewall was already notched which helps accommodate the engine, distributor and bellhousing.  I would imagine other folks who are considering a similar project will need to do creative "massaging" of the firewall to make a swap like this work.  It is not possible without a little sheet metal work (unless the internet can prove me wrong).
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