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Switch from manual to an auto trans

I have a 1985 CJ7 4 cyl. with a 4 speed manual in it can I switch it to an auto fairly easy and inexpensive? Also what would be the best transmission to do this with.

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Its usually never that easy when switching transmission types and mostly expensive so I wouldn't recomend doing the swap unless you have the time and $$$$$$$$$$$

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