Hey guys, I need someone to check my sanity. I bought a 97' TJ 2 years ago with every intention of ripping out everything Jeep and replacing it with the setup out of my Cab truck. I have a built Chevy 350, SM465, and NP205. I bought the V8 conversion from Advance Adapters (way over priced) with hopes that everything was going to be a simple swap. I started to drop in the powertrain this past weekend and ran into a clearance problem right away. The motor mounts have alignment pins to make it dummy proof when mounting them to the frame. I put them in place and C-clamped them down. I took the powertrain and started to drop it into place. I put a floor jack under the T-case to help walk it back while aligned the motor onto the motor mounts. That's when I noticed the shifter housing starting to hit the tub before I was even close to having the powertrain in the final position. Being that I'm gonna be using this Jeep for crawlin mainly, I want the vitals tucked up as high as possible. It looks as if the shifter would be coming through right where the firewall and tub are joined together. I'm looking for help from anyone who is currently running this setup in their TJ. I'm trying to get this Jeep ready by end of July for Milledgeville, GA.