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Hi, I am in the process of swapping my 3 sp. push button 4wd auto trans. for a 4 speed manual Dual Range 4wd. I am aware that I need a rear diff., pedal cluter, etc. but I got to looking at my auto tranny cross member, and mounts, but they look different from the EA81 wagon I got the transmission from, as I couldn't find a Brat at the yard. I have heard that I have to swap out the radius rod mounts, but it seems like I am going to have to drill and tap some holes. Do these swap, and I am crazy, or do I have to get a manual brat cross member?

 

Is there an easier way to do this, or am I just nuts?

 

Thanks

 

Rick

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Not 100% on this, but seem to remember reading here that there is a difference between the 2 X-members. Thinking there's a driveshaft difference also, but....

 

 

 

I've been awake for over 30 hours, I'm whooped, tired, beat,,, I'm going to bed now..

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Get the raius rod mounts and the manual crossmember (the manual crossmember mounts on to the manual radius rod mounts) and your away. No drilling/tapping needed. Only cutting you have to do on the whole exercise is to enlarge the shifter hole through the floor. Have fun!

 

[The manual and auto driveshafts are the same.]

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Any manual one should work. I cant see why Fuji would have bothered making different underbodies for the different cars.

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