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Manual trans conversion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky87k5, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    How hard is it to convert Auto trans equipted trucks to manual trans setup. Are clutch & brake pedals available? Is hydralic clutch parts still available from GM? Looking at building a late model Sub 4x4 into 1 ton HD tow rig & selling my K5. Can't seem to find a 86-91 manual trans version. Did they make them?

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
  2. muddin4fun

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    Ya, they made them, but not many. I would go with a hyduralic version though. The older style will wear your leg out quick in traffic. My left leg is still bigger than the right one LOL!!!

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  3. Sparky87k5

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    Have had both types of clutch setups & much prefer the hyd. setup too. Wouldn't mind a conversion if I could locate the parts needed. I believe I'll need both pedals and hyd. master cylinder. Slave cylinder is easiest to find. J**ps work great.

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
  4. muddin4fun

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    You might be able to pull a set up out of a early 90's 3/4 ton pickup. You'd have a 5 spd with a granny gear!

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  5. Steve_87K5

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    Hi Sparky I converted my '87 a few years ago. Had same problem, could not
    find a manual trans. I found many parts at dealer but the swap was
    not cheap to do. I used Toyota FJ40 slave cyl. The other stuff was all
    GM. Best modification I have ever done.

    SteveB
     

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