Ok so i ended up just jacking up the transmission and installing a new poly mount. This raised the trans up considerably but still not enough to fit the pan.
It looks like if i remove some of the fins it might fit but i hate to try, fail and be unable to return it.
Its looks like an old user 'Hankrod' claimed he had done it but appears to be banned lol so just my luck....
1983 Wagoneer Limited 5.9L
Last edited by Tte531 : 05-30-2017 at 01:53 PM.