Now we are really starting to get somewhere. Let's walk through the steps necessary to bolt this baby in! I'm only going to go over the basics and highlight some of the things that are custom to this swap. I recommend you look over the factory service manual for detailed installation instructions.
Install the AW4 dust shields to the engine block. They will fit over the alignment pins. (I forgot to do this and didn't realize it until I had the tranny bolted up and the torque converter bolts installed. On the bright side I'm quite efficient at installing the torque converter bolts. :)
Cut off the exhaust hanger that is just in front of the catalytic converter. (The hanger interferes with the installation. This will save you a lot of trouble. You will have to weld in a new hanger when the project is complete. As you can see in the picture below I learned this hard way. Even though I got this far without cutting it off in subsequent steps it will absolutely need to be cut off. It's a lot easier to do before the AW4 is bolted in.)
Install the drive plate and spacer. Rotate it until the bolts line up. There is only one way to install this.
Bolt the bell housing to the engine block.
Install the 4 torque converter bolts. I would recommend that you line up your holes on the drive plate with those on the torque converter prior to lifting the AW4 into position. This will make it alot easier to find the first hole.
Torque the bolts per the FSM.
Install the CPS
It should now look something like this:
Now you will want to bolt up the transfer case. Once that is complete you need to fabricate a plate for the tranny mount.
4x4 Off-Road Homestead Firearms RC Models