I do not think it is even possible to put a flex-plate on backwards in a CUCV and get everything lined up. I did see a dowel hole in the flex-plate that would not allow the dowel pin to go in and it was being forced into the. I seen that on a few new flex-plates. The center pilot hole never. How would the torque converter bolts attach with the weights against the torque converter? I don't see it happening.