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With the Dodge frame shortened down to the Jeep's 116-inch wheelbase, we could roll it under the Jeep body to determine where the engine would sit and what bodywork would need to be done. About now the AEV crew decided to move the engine back in the frame almost a foot. This helps keep a balanced weight front to rear, offers more space for a custom radiator, and keeps everything under the factory Jeep hood and behind the original grille. It also means new motor mounts and a proverbial butchering of the Jeep firewall.

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