After opening the bell housing clutch window I'll have to take it for a spin while she's all apart. Try and listen for the mystery noise. This cj5 has the larger clutch option so I'm sure I'm not going to see much thru the small opening.
Angry grilles ! There everywhere. In 2011 I was almost banned from a forum for desecrating the Jeep grille. On the jk forum I bought what the guy was calling a prototype grille. Had no mounts etc. Turned out to be an early Wild Boar. Times change,eh??