Originally Posted by rover67
I had to cut one Camaro pan on a swap of a 5.3 into a 62. It got the motor lower and made it clear the hood easier and meant we didn't have to limit up travel of the axle. Sounds like maybe you have more room to work with which is nice. Also, I bet the axle on an 80 moves around a little less than a leaf sprung truck.
There's more than enough room to fit the engine, even with the track bar and drag link for the steering. My rig is lifted about 3 inches in front so I am sure this helps. And yes, the front axle doesn't move a whole lot in comparison to leaf springs so that will help too.
1994 FZJ80. Elocked, MAF 3/2 Lift, BFG 315 KM2s, stock 4.10s, ARB bullbar and a Warn 8074 winch.
powered by an all-aluminum 335hp L33 Vortec V8
2004 Kona Stinky dee-lux.