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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:53
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NP203/205 Test fit...

Test fit the 203 for drilling and taping the other day and thought some of you might want to see how tight it is and what the plan is. Basically I'll be cutting the rotted floor out and building a new tunnel.



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Old February 22nd, 2007, 08:18
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Damn that's a big bitch.

Ford or Chevy 205? How much is it gonna hang down?

My NV4500/Np231/D300 with the D300 non-flipped and clocked flat w/flat belly skid was a challenge enough, and the 203/205 dwarfs that.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 08:28
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Tha is a Dodge 203 that will be mated to a Ford 205. That is hanging down about 2" at the mount. Which is why I will e building my own tunnel. The floor is rotten right behind that anyway so It has to be done. May as well make it worth it.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:30
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Did some cutting the other day. I hope to get this done in the next 3-4 weeks.

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Old March 2nd, 2007, 19:57
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

how is the fit up on the 203 to the AW4?

The factory adatper fits tight around the bearing reatainer and I was kinda wondering how well it would fit in the AW4.

who's adatper are you going with for the 203 to 205?
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 20:15
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

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how is the fit up on the 203 to the AW4?

The factory adatper fits tight around the bearing reatainer and I was kinda wondering how well it would fit in the AW4.

who's adatper are you going with for the 203 to 205?
I will have to have a spacer built that is between 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick. I need to pupll the crossmember on ce I get the case drilled and tapped. I enlisted a machinest jeeper friend to do that. It is close but not close enough. I got Jeb's machine shop's adapter with a billit shaft.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 20:25
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Jeds?

I like his new adapter with the clocking holes for the 205. I saw that and almost called him up to ask if he could drill mine. haha.

Are you going to clock the 203 and 205 up above the crossmember or hang them down a bit? Looks like in a couple of the pics you have it up and in the others it is down a bit. I thought about clocking my 205 up but since the tranny was so tall I tilted it down a bit. That and I didn't want to have to cut out the whole tranny tunnel.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 13:00
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

My largest obsicle was to make the 205 not hange below the frame, had to cut the floor and make the seats mounts tall above the 205.

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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Yea I know I'll be cutting back there too. I'm not there yet. Hopefully I'll get the 23 drilled and tapped this weekend. I'll be swapping my axles over to the 94 this weekend too.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 22:00
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My largest obsicle was to make the 205 not hange below the frame, had to cut the floor and make the seats mounts tall above the 205.
Thats bascally what I had to do as well. I alrady had custom seat mounts. Luckly the 205 came up right inbetween the mounts so all I had to do was cut a huge hole, then box it in.

My 205 sits right at the bottom of the frame. If I went to much higher it swung out to far and I would have had to cut the entire tunnel out.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 22:07
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

As for the cocking of the tcase, the second picture with the hole in the floor is how it will sit. After I cut the hole I found that one of the 6 bolts had nothing to drill into. SO I had to compramise. I do not want that think hanging on 5 bolts!
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Old March 12th, 2007, 11:18
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Did the axels this weekend:



Kinda sad seeing her so small again. Of course when I pulled the rear the outter part of the front leaf spring hanger was attached to air...


Taking the 203 to be drilled and tapped today hopefully I'll get it in the week so I cna start cage work and 205 fitment this weekend.
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

That's a good looking XJ. What suspension arms are you using on the front end? Are those tires 36, or 38? See you at the Crawl.
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Old March 12th, 2007, 14:14
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

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That's a good looking XJ. What suspension arms are you using on the front end? Are those tires 36, or 38? See you at the Crawl.
Currently custom arms that are set up for 6" lift. I have to get/make new ones that are longer. Have not decided if I will go to the trouble of long arms. Seems like a waste of time when I'm flexing more then the coils can handle now. As for on road ride, It's a damn jeep, it isnt supose to ride like a caddy. 36" IROK's
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Old March 17th, 2007, 13:31
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Re: NP203/205 Test fit...

Ok, got the 203 drilled and tapped for the aw-4



The .300 spacer tha thad to be made because the two cases do not mate flush together.



Will be trying to get this in today and test fitting the 205 later.
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