How hard would it be to turn a stock split t-case into a divorced unit? I want to plug in a Mercedes 5-cylinder diesel and its transmission, and a divorced t-case seems to be the most sensible option... This is a 1984 (11/83) FJ60 with stock split case. I'm looking at using a Mercedes OM617.952 5-cylinder turbo diesel and automatic transmission out of a 1983-ish 300D. The engine/tranny combo is short enough that there should be enough room for a decent shaft between the tranny and t-case, which in turn means I don't have to mess with the driveshafts. This is a Good Thing. So...anybody divorced a split case before? And do you have any pictures of it?