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How much $$ to replace auto with manual tranny?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by anatomiczero, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    I'm thinking about swapping my TH350 out with a manual when it gets real bad. How much should it cost to have that done? Thanks.
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    depends
     
  3. slider

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    Have it done? Dude that will be spendy, Do it yourself find a doner truck and bolt it all in.
     
  4. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    Mine cost:

    Used SM465/NP205- $300
    New Flywheel- $150
    New Clutch- $180
    Used Clutch pedal assembly- $75
    New Driveshafts- $500
     
  5. Big_B_Murphy

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    It depends on how good of a scrounger you are. I have done this conversion twice. The first one I did cheap because I had time to scrounge like crazy, but I did not have a lot of money because I was going to college at the time.
    The first breakdown for a 76 K10:
    Tranny and t-caseand bellhousing were donated by the guy who borrowed my truck and torpedoed the th350.
    Clutch setup was from a van that I converted to an auto when my roomate torpedoed 2nd grear in the tranny.
    Driveshafts and shifter lever were the only real costs 300 and 80 respectivly.
    Another 50 or so was spent on fluids and u-joints.

    I am currently finishing upon the conversion for my 85 K5:
    300 for tranny, t-case, bellhousing and clutch linkage.
    About 300 for new clutch setup, paint, fluids and other miscelaneous stuff.
    30 for the shifter.
    I haven't gotten to the driveshafts yet, because I will be lifting the truck in the next month or so. No sense doing it twice.Still need to buy some more miscelaneous stuff like shifter boots.
    I figure that it will cost me about 1000 when I am done. I probably could have fixed the th700 for that cost, but I prefer shifting my own gears. What you will spend depends on how much of the work you can do and how recsourceful you are in scrounging for stuff.
     
  6. anatomiczero

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    Awesome, thanks. So $2,000 should cover it to have someone do it from the looks of it. (I hunt for the parts)
     

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