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Just about to take the 205 out of my donor truck...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Big'nBadK5, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. Big'nBadK5

    Big'nBadK5 Registered Member

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    Ok right now i am taking advantage of the weather to remove the 205 out of my donor truck and just after that i am going to take out the Sm465 tranny. and i was wondering what kind of weight i should expect to support from these components. cause i have no idea what to expect. thanks.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I'd guesstimate 150-200 lbs each. If you remove the shifters first, it isn't too hard to drop them as a single unit. You'll need a couple of extra pairs of hands and 2 good floor jacks, but you won't have to spend much time under the truck. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  3. the professor

    the professor 1/2 ton status

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    Figure on 200lbs+ on the 205 /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  4. BigBen

    BigBen 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Mine (205/465 combo) weighed out at about 300lb empty.

    I think if you look online both parts are just about 150 lb.

    I liked the way we came up with to remove them. (Did it several times due to clutch/flywheel problems). Buy the $40 tranny jack adapter for a floorjack from Harbor Frieght(I borrowed mine).

    Put the jack adapter on the jack and bolt it to the crossmember supporting the Tranny/T-Case adapter. Take up the slack with the jack and then unbolt the crossmember from the frame and the 465 from the bellhousing. It's a little tail-heavy, but you can back out and lower the whole assembly down without killing yourself!

    Good Luck!

    -Ben
     
  5. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    When I had mine shipped to me, it came in around 180-200 lbs. I would definitely agree that the best way to remove it and drop both it and the 465 would be as a whole unit. Trying to grab either of these separately is not as easy, especially the tcase due to how it is clocked. Not too mention it is dangerous.

    Drain'em and drop'em as a unit. Should be your easiest bet.
     
  6. R72K5

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    465 2wd are 180lbs
     

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