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1984 auto to manual trans swap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tom_Moss, Apr 19, 2001.

  1. Tom_Moss

    Tom_Moss Newbie

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    My brother has a 1984 Blazer with (currently) a 350 and TH350 auto trans. He wants to replace the auto. with a manual transmission. The problem he is having is that he can't see how a clutch pedal/assembly will fit in the floor. Were there 2 different bodies for auto and manual transmissions (unlikely), or what? If anybody has done this swap before, I would appreciate hearing from you for any tips, procedures or parts that we need to get. Also, what years/models of parts are interchangeable?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I will double check, but I am almost positive the entire assemly will unbolt from both and swap.. I belive the clutch and brake pedals are attached to the same mounting points.

    My friend is doing this on his 76... And that is the only thing he needs to do and is getting the clutch/brake pedal out of my brothers K5..

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
  3. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I just unbolted my clutch and brake assembly last night. They will be a direct bolt in. They pedal assembly uses the 4 bolts that hold on the power booster, and the 2 studs (in the dash)that hold the steering column in. It was more work than I thought it would be to get out, the easiest way was to remove the steering column. Anyways I havent bolted them into my truck yet but I dont see any reason why they wouldnt bolt right in.

    BlazerBoy
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  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    They bolt right in. The floor should have a dimple for the clutch pedal pushrod, not even through the firewall, further down on the floor. I don't think GM would have stopped dimpling all the bodies, since the dimple in the trans tunnel is ALWAYS there from what I have seen.

    Is his frame drilled for the Z-bar bracket?(its what the clutch pedal pushrod attaches to)

    As already stated, the pedals are a direct bolt in, unless you have a hydraulic clutch pedal setup, that will have two extra bolts, in which case you can trade me for a mechical pedal setup! : )
    Dorian
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