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changing from automatic to standard

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by slider79blazer, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. slider79blazer

    slider79blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone changed from a automatic to a standard before and how hard is it? I have a 79 blazer 350 turbo auto. a friend wants to swap his stick shift for it. everything straight across. Any helpful tips or suggestions? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. ZuluNashun

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    I'm in the process of doing this right now. It doesn't look to be hard. Everything seems to swap right over. The hardest part is trying to figure out all the linkage for the clutch pedal. This requires dropping the steering column to install the bracket underneath the dash. Everything else is pretty self explanitory and where things go and how they work. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    you will need to grind/chisel/torch 2 rivots off the manual tranny truck that holds the clutch linkage to the framerail. just a minor detail.
     
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    Actually the dealer sells the bracket on the frame so you don't have to chisel the rivets. I think I paid around $10.00 for it.
     
  5. slider79blazer

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    thanks for the info I'll be starting the project very soon.
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