Hi, do they make an adapter for a 4BT or 12V to go into a 1973 dodge , small block gas , manual trans , 4x4 , rolling chassis ?? thxs steve 928-606-0404
Hi, my first option would be to find a complete 12v rolling chassis & leave it but thats like digging for gold . another option to find a 4bt build & put my body on it , The 73 chassis is free so thats why i thought to pull the gas engine & go with the 4bt or 12v if they make a bolt up deal . Can you explain in more detail your thoughts thxs steve cj10aYour cheapest option might be finding a cheap rusty 89 - 93 Dodge 4WD with the 5 speed. You pretty much end up with all the parts you need for the conversion.
HI. yah if i use the 73 chassis i really would like to leave it Manual trans , just pull the gas engine & mount a 4bt or 12v if they make an adapter plate for either ??? and if so your opinion on both set ups ??? fabricating the motor mounts is the easy part for me even though id rather find a roller with a 4bt or 12v already done, but the 73 chassis is free Your thoughts please Thxs steve cj10a jeep tug buildWhat trans. do you plan on using? An OD trans. Would be desirable, then look for that adapter. A 435 is direct, not very useful. 540 series are closer ratios; rare with OD, delete 3rd gear,though.
Ed in CO
I do not know of any bolt up adapter for your application. This does not mean that there is not one out there. The down side is even if there is one you will be limited by your gear ratios in your differentials because your transmission has no overdrive. There were diff's out there that came with the 3.07 ratio that fit your application. Finding a set of those these days is even more difficult than finding a rusty first generation Dodge for parts. Those axles were used behind the Dodge Cummins set up with the factory Dodge 727 non-overdrive transmission. I believe they were only used for the 1989 thru early 1990 model years.Hi, my first option would be to find a complete 12v rolling chassis & leave it but thats like digging for gold . another option to find a 4bt build & put my body on it , The 73 chassis is free so thats why i thought to pull the gas engine & go with the 4bt or 12v if they make a bolt up deal . Can you explain in more detail your thoughts thxs steve cj10a
That's a nice rig! I love the 72-80 dodge trucks. Is that a dana 60 front as well or an 8 lug 44? What tire size are you running?