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Hmmm... an NV4500 5spd converted truck.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I just talked with a guy who has a '79 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 longbed truck that he swapped in an NV4500 he said was out of a '92 Chevy. It has a good 350, 1/2 ton axles with 3.73 gears, and the NV4500 mated to an NP208.

    He said that he might part with the truck for $1700, and is interested in some of the parts I have too. He wants to start over with another truck and put a 250-6 cylinder in it and 4spd/205. He told me he doesn't like the NV4500 5spd at all, and he feels like it won't hold up like the 4spd did.

    I wonder why it is he isn't happy with it... we both discussed the 5th gear problem they had, but besides that he still says he'd prefer a 4spd.

    Maybe I'll just buy the truck from him in the spring.
     
  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice!
    I want an NV4500... maybe someday build it up with a doubler and be "done". :haha:
    They're like dana 60's. I found a used chevy nv4500 just the tranny for $1000 around here. I've seen em for like $1500 rebuilt on ebay. :rolleyes:
     
  3. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I have one for my crew cab, but it's just the tranny... no bellhousing, no shifter. Might be easier to buy the truck whole and keep all that out of it and resell the truck. Then I'd have all the hydraulic pedals, lines, bellhousing and stuff. I wouldn't want to leave the 208 behind it though, so I'd still end up trying to mate it to a 205.

    NV4500truck.JPG
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    wasnt it 93 -up for nv4500s. look at it. full tranny and bell housing is the geartrag crap. cast iron tranny and bolt on bell is nv 4500.
     
  5. mountainexplorer

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    Any way to tell by the shifter if it's a Getrag or NV4500? It looks to have a perfectly straight shifter handle in the picture he sent me. Getrags I've seen had a slight bend in them... of course those are the ones in Dodges. Would an '81-'87 version 208 bolt right up to a Getrag?
     
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    I have a NV4500 in my 92 1-ton and it came from the factory, I just want to figure out if I have the 6:1 or the 5.61 first gear.
     
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    92 was the first year. It had the 6.34:1 first gear and also had the two piece countershaft.

    95 was the first year for the 5.61:1 first gear.

    Rene
     
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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    HOLY CRAP their prices are high!!!
     
  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    LOL, yeah I haven't bought a thing there...but it's a good info resource. :wink1:

    NWF's prices have been a ton lower on every part I've compared.

    Rene
     

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