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Over the summer I lost all forward gears in the 4l60e in my wrangler...and well...I stole the 4l60e I had built for this truck to keep the wrangler going for the summer. As of yesterday the willys truck now has a 4l80e! I got a 2008 2wd one with supposedly only 90,000 miles. The output shaft is splined all the way so I should be able to get the right adapter for my np208 and just cut the splines on the output shaft down. The best part about a 2wd 4l80e is that is has a vss signal built into it already so I dont have to worry about trying to machine the adapter for one and adding a tone ring.

Going to order the rest of the parts needed to get the drive train bolted together this week and then start plugging away at getting it all put together and in the truck for good.


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How much did you end up picking it up for? I'm on the hunt for one as well

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How much did you end up picking it up for? I'm on the hunt for one as well

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$300. It was listed for $450 and I offered $350 and he said ok. When i got there I noticed one of the bell housing bolt hole ears had been cracked off and welded back on so I said $300 and he took it.


Edit: I also got the torque converter with it for $300

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While I was looking for 6.0's, I found a number of work vans with LQ4/4L80Es for low prices on craigslist/facespace.
I had a co worker go this route. He said he picked up the whole van for $600. If I would have found a deal like that I would have gone for it, but this way I saved myself a whole bunch of work getting everything out and apart.

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Got all my parts to get the drivetrain put together with the new 4l80e. Unfortunately when cleaning the np208 to get it ready for the input shaft swap I found the start of some cracks in the case. I might try to weld them but I'm going to focus on getting the motor completely put together and the 4l80e bolted to it while keeping an eye out for another transfercase.


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I'm finally getting back to working on this thing. Got the steering box mounted last week and now I'm working at getting the parts I have been accumulating for the motor on and then drop that in place. Apparently though I misplaced some of said parts I have been accumulating...

I found my new oil pump and crank bolt but my trunion kit and rockers decided to dissapear.

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Well, I tore apart my entire barn and shed in Hope's of finding my missing parts, but instead came up with more that I'm missing...

Now up to almost $500 in parts that are missing...which really sucks cause I like to think of myself as an organized person, especially when it comes to my barn and I had a dedicated cabinet for all the parts on this build

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Well, I tore apart my entire barn and shed in Hope's of finding my missing parts, but instead came up with more that I'm missing...

Now up to almost $500 in parts that are missing...which really sucks cause I like to think of myself as an organized person, especially when it comes to my barn and I had a dedicated cabinet for all the parts on this build

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That blows! Hopefully they turn up. If your luck is anything like mine, you will find then after you have already purchased new parts and installed them.....hahaha
 

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That blows! Hopefully they turn up. If your luck is anything like mine, you will find then after you have already purchased new parts and installed them.....hahaha
Unfortunately a few more clues are leading me to believe someone broke into my barn and took them...

I'm still going to hold out hope that I lost them and they will turn up somewhere but it's not looking good

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New timing chain and melling oil pump installed! Had no RTV in the shop so I couldn't get the oil pan on though.

Need to decide on some rocker arms yet. Since I dont have the factory ones anymore I really want to get a full roller rocker, just got to decide what brand and how much money I want to spend.


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Honestly the stock arms with the roller upgrades are great and fairly inexpensive.

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Since I need all new rockers anyway it's not much more for me to go to a roller tip rocker arm, so I think that's what I'll do but I haven't completely decided yet

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