1976 fj40, I've got an nv4500, and np205 round pattern, has an 1 5/8" AA adaptor ring between them. Plan is 5.3l at 29" plus the 40" bell housing to rear output of 205. gets me to nearly 70 inches. stock length now is 64" . I figure I can moved the whole thing forward 4-5" maybe 6" i don't know you tell me. 6 may be a stretch. Looks to me like I will end up with about a 17" drive shaft at 13 degrees. I know AA's nv4500 adaptor will buy some valuable inches. But, you have to shorten the output shaft and loose the balancer on the output shaft. $600 for the adaptor and I could keep my toyota t-case. I scored the tranny for $200 and the 205 for $500 with the slip yoke eliminated. I haven't purchased the engine yet, that's the easy part. My big concerns are rear drive shaft length and angle, and drive train placement. I could shorten by 1 5/8" by replacing the input on the 205 with a short 32 spline. I still have no lift, don't need much. but will make the angle worse. intentions I've got a friend with 2200 acres 77 miles away. I don't expect to crawl any rocks, but migth get real muddy. Proceed? bail? bite my lip and shell out 6 large to AA, (not real happy about cutting the 5thgear nut and balancer off), and sell the 205. Or press on with 17" ish driveshaft or cv style driveshaft?