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auto to man tranny swap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gmc38s, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. gmc38s

    gmc38s Newbie

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    Will it work to swap in a SM465 4speed (w/ granny gear) from a 2wd C10-C30 into a 78 4X4 Pickup? What would need to be modified? It has the 1350 series yoke.
    Thanks
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Well for one thing, you'd be missing the tranny to t-case adapter, and also, you'll need a different output shaft for the tranny.

    Not worth it, you can buy those 2wd 465's for $5 at swap meets, and you still have to get the adapter (typically $75-100 locally for a used 465/205 adapter) and the output shaft, which means it would probably be cheaper/easier to get a tranny/t-case combo complete in the first place.
     
  3. burbBoy

    burbBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I agree a 4WD version will be much easier to deal with and well worth the money. I really like having my 465 a lot more then my old TH400 and the swap was pretty easy. Just find a doner truck with the pedal assembly and linkage set up and it bolts right in.

    Brian
    82 Burb 40" TSL's, D60/14 bolt*welded**rear disc*
    SM465/NP205
     
  4. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Now if you can find a dodge divorced 205 you can use this 2wd version 465 since you have the pickup you can afford the length.
    I am trying to find one to use on my van conversion.
    I did the combo design first but I had to change a lot to fit things under the body without cutting it for clearance, with the divorced setup I will not have to do anything just bolt up the transfer case with a home made cross member.
    IceMan
     

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