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divorced 205

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by wheelieking71, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. wheelieking71

    wheelieking71 Registered Member

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    is it possible for me to build a doubler using a divorced 205? i have a 78 dodge with a 727/203, and a divorced 205 out of a 72 dodge. just trying to find out before i go ahead and order up the parts. i plan on fabbing up all the mounts and shifters myself, just need to know if its possible to mate my two cases.
    THANKS :D
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, Stephen'll post The Right Answer I imagine ... but, umm, why d'ya need a Doubler? The Doubler adapter goes between a 203 rangebox and a 205 spline input.

    If you're gonna go divorced, you're gonned need hellacious wheelbase... but seems to me like you could just take the rear output of the '203 and run it to the input of your '205 on a stub shaft.

    Course, you don't NEED the chain & etc on the '203 ... but the only other way I see would be to hang a Doubler type thing on the back of the '203 rangebox, but then you gotta have its output be a yoke, 'stead of a spline shaft for the regular '205's.

    I think The Right Thing to do is gonna be to convert your '205 to a spline shaft -- ORD has the new input shafts -- and do it married, or whatever the opposite of divorced is :haha:

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    They do/did make a divorced output for the 203 rangebox, but it was a little more spendy than the standard doubler.
     
  4. wheelieking71

    wheelieking71 Registered Member

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    i dont want the 205 to remain divorced. i guess i should have asked if the divorced case is usable, or can be modified to work with any of ORDs available doubler adapters. it has a standard 4 bolt bearing retainer on the input (just like the front output). those are the only threaded holes in the front of the case. i would imagine that the case could be drilled and tapped for the standard round pattern and the bearing bore sized for the correct bearing (if its not already oversized).
     
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    Personally, I would sell the divorced case and get the right one, or at least get a married case that you can modify. Divorced cases usualy go for a pretty penny since they are so hard to find (I would have paid 3-400 for one if I could have found it).
     
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    Best thing to do is find the right case to start with, the divorced 205's typically don't have the right bosses in the bolt locations that you would need to drill. I have seen pics of one divorced 205 that did have the right casting but it was in Israel, so I don't think it's going to be like your 205. You do have a 32 spl. front output and a fixed rear output on it that could swap to other cases. And afroman's right, the div. 205's can command a premium to the right person.
     
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    The M715 guys would love a divorced 205. Post it for sale at www.M715zone.com, or email me the info. I'll post it for you, probably sell it in a heartbeat.
    Stock, the trucks run an NP200, which is ok but has offset ouputs and they heat up like mad at highway speeds. The divorced 205's are a good, easy upgrade, though they are somewhat hard to find, at least here in UT.
     

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