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A few ?'s and a price check please.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Lance, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. Lance

    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    A few ?\'s and a price check please.....

    I was looking into a BTO or TCI 700r4, but I have come across a 400/203 combo at a local off-road shop for $500.00 (or $700.00 for the whole truck). I am interested in it but have a few questions that someone may can answer.

    1. Does the price seem fair? To me that price seems to be a bit on the higher end of fair but I really don't know.

    2. The tranny will undoubtedly need a re-build what can I expect to pay for the re-build? As far as I am concerned, autos work from pfm. I have little desire to uncover this mystery, not to mention a pro can do it quicker and probably cheaper than I could hope.

    3. I won't be able to afford a doubler for it right now (but that is why I am interested in this combo) so I will have to install a part time kit in the 203. I can find what the kits run but what about the hidden costs from someone who has done this work? I can probably do the labor as I rebuilt my current NP241, but amuse me, what would someone charge to do the work?

    4. Then there is the VSS. I have done some reading on machining the output on 205's but can it be done for the 203, that is until I can afford the doubler. And if I do this to the 203 will it end up causing hardships when I am ready for the doubler.

    5. I guess I will also need the crossmembers from the truck as well. Anything else I need from the donor?

    6. It is going to take me some time to find a 205 and afford the doubler so is this swap to cure my current tranny problems even worth it?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Lance
     
  2. outlaw612

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    Re: Price Check Please.....

    $500 for the trans and t-case sounds high. $700 for the whole truck doesnt sound bad, you could part it out and get some of your money back.
     
  3. Lance

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    Re: Price Check Please.....

    Not this truck. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. Lance

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    Re: Price Check Please.....

    Someone has to know the answers to these questions. BTTT
     
  5. Lance

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    Re: Price Check Please.....

    Anyone?
     
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    Re: A few ?\'s and a price check please.....

    the price seems in the ball park for the th400/203 combo, depending on its condition of course.
     

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