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Help switched transfercase 208 - 205

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazindorito, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. blazindorito

    blazindorito 1/2 ton status

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    I switched the tranny and transfercase from a 350/208 to a 400/205. The shifter that connects from the inside of the cab to the transfercase does not connect. What do I have to do to make it connect? I called summit and they dont sell anything to make it connect. Do I have to cut the floor back more or what do I do? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    You have to use the 205 shifter, which bolts to the transfer case. The 208 shifter is bolted to the floor and will not work with the 205. I think the 205 shifter also comes up much further towards the rear of the truck than the 208 shifter, which means it's time to breakout the Sawzall. :)
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I am not too sure of what you are talking about...

    np208 shifter bolts to the floor....
    np205 shifter goes from xfer case up through the floor and doesnt touch anything...

    Id say you have to cut the hole bigger to get it to go...... :crazy:
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You can also bend the shifter by heating it up to clear the floor.

    The '85+ 205 shifters (maybe, might be an '80 or '81+ deal) are quite a bit different, and oddly enough, the 70's 205/shifter I used had to be heated/bent to clear the '86 floor pan, while the '91 205 shifter fit fine.

    The t-case boot/retainer for the 205 is not a bolt in replacement for the 208 shifter unfortunately. I plan on making a bezel myself so I can use the stock 208 reinforced mounting holes in the floor. Of course that only matters if you want it to look nice, if not, cut, chop, drill 'till your hearts content. :)
     
  5. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    but then ya get wet feet if you dont bolt it down.. ask me how I know.....
    pic doesnt show deepest part of hole...:haha:


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  6. dyeager535

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    I just meant for making it look pretty. If you just wanted to screw it to the floor and cover the hole, I don't think it would be an issue, it just wouldn't look nice. Something like that doesn't matter to someone who uses a truck for fun. :)
     

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