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131 1303 11 Easy Engine Exchange Transmission Crossmember

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If you think getting the engine in your 4x4 is the biggest part of the job, think again. For example, many people swap a transmission at the same time as they swap an engine, and this can require a new transmission mount. We welded on some tabs, bent up a piece of tubing, added more tabs to the frame and tube, and eventually had this simple-looking crossmember with transmission mount. These are the type of custom parts you have to be willing and able to design and fabricate, especially if you are building something oddball like a Cummins in a Land Cruiser, or a Buick in a Bronco.