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Jeep (willy) Panel truck I have a 1948 jeep panel truck, no

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I have a 1948 jeep panel truck, no engine or tranny. A Jeep Liberty has almost the exact wheel base, etc. Can I put a Jeep Liberty engine, tranny, and rear end on this 48 panel truck frame?
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The main thing to look at with this model is the engine compartment, it is fairly small. The main limitations are the height and the width. On this model these considerations are much more important that the wheel base. Besides adapting a Jeep Liberty drive train would be real tough because of the complex electronics. The best fit, is the Buick V6, there is a lot of parts made for this swap. Jeep actually used the Buick V6 in production in the 60's. I have a link I want to give to you, it is for a place called Novak. They specialize in Jeep engine swap pieces, adapters, and specialty parts needed for custom engine installations. They have tons of information about what fits and what doesn’t fit. They also sell tons of special parts to install custom engines into Jeep products. I will post a link for Novak HERE. The liberty drive train could be transplanted into your 48 Jeep, but there are a lot of better choices. If you have any more questions I am here to help. Good luck, and Thanks for using Just Answer.

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