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I have the drive train out of a 1989 Chevy 4x4 that I would like to install into the FJ60.
Now a couple of easy questions.
what will it take to use the NP241C T-case from the chevy drive train?
For any of the TLCA members. Does any one know where I can get a set of the rear fender flares that are on the FJ60 on the back cover of the Trails?
And I'd apreciate any links to FJ60 based sites and information.
 

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In order to run the 241 tcase the rear drive shaft would just angle accross from the centered output of the case to the pinion. The rear driveshaft is long enough to accomplish this without extreme angles. No real need to swap in a centered diff rear axle IMHO
 

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Dunno about any specific 60 series sites, but the fenders you're looking for are available from MAF or SOR...stay seated for the price quote, they're NOT cheap.

I agree with Krusty, you can probably get away with the angle on the rear driveshaft, provided you don't throw in a GRB or over(under)drive unit and don't do a radical lift.
 

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remember that the 700/241 combo is a lot longer than the stock 4spd/t-case. alos, the 241 is a center, high output so your driveline angle will be more from top to bottom and right to left. you can try running the stock rear axle but might end up with a vibration problem and i would think that you'll be going through u-joints a lot faster than usual. i'm building almost the identical rig for my wife right now and opted for a center diff cruiser rear axle.
you can also use a ford 9 inch or dana 60 or whatever you want but you'd have to have custom shafts made and so on. no easy way out.
good luck, let me know how it worked out!
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OK - a bit more clarification. The V8 Chevy drivetrain (engine/tranny/tcase) is a comparable length (overall)to the Toyota drivetrain. Therefore, I was assuming the back of the tcase would be in about the stock location. I think, given the length of the rear driveshaft that the angled driveshaft would not present a problem, even with the higher centered output of the 241. As Henry said - if GRB's and/or radical lift are involved then maybe that is another story. If it is a problem, then swap in a Dana 60 semi floater shortened to FJ60 length - the Chevy 6 lug matches your Toy wheel lug pattern, so everything is cool. This would be cheaper fo a DIY hobbyist than using adapters and a Toy tcase, IMHO.
 
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