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700 to 465 conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chiefheaphy, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    When doing the conversion can I reuse the linkage pivot bracket in its stock location for the z-bar or does it have to be moved towards the front and to the top of the framerail?
     
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    Just from looking, i'd say it needs to come foward. But i'm in the middle of this swap also and haven't made it to that point yet.

    troy
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    first of all I did the swap years ago.. I actually cheated by taking the other frame.....however vest in the hydro clutch conversion... trust me ....
    I thought I would never convert but I will never go mechanical clutch again..

    mechanical clutch
    1. hard pedal to push - gets leg cramped and try rush hour!!!!
    2. the clutch rod can fall off or go through the clutch fork - did it to me!!!!!

    hydro cluch
    1. easy pedal
    2. no clutch rod to come off
     
  4. Robert79K5

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    There is a different bracket that is rivited to the frame further up from the automatic linkage for Standard transmission equipped trucks. I was lazy and didnt want to un-rivet the bracket in the junkyard so I just bought a new bracket (I think from LMC) and bolted it on. My 79 already had the holes in the frame so it was easy as pie.
     
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    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    Dang! I didn't realize LMC sold those!!!! You oughta see the ugly ass piece of angle iron I have bolted to the outside of my frame to serve the same purpose! :haha::haha: Thanks!

    Edit: You wouldn't happen to remember where you got it woulda ya? Doesn't look like LMC has it.
     
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    Well if it wasnt LMC then I dont exactly remember who it was... I can say this. When I got it the thing it had a GM parts barcode sticker on it. If there is a dealership nearby you may be able to get one ordered in for a decent price.
     
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    mech vs. hydro

    My rig most likely will never see the highway. Even thoughI know there are advantages to the hydro setup I feel that the mechanical would be a more "bulletproof" system for a 80% trail rig. IF I snap a hydraulic line in the woods I'd be efed. But then again...who knows...ya know?
     

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