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NP205 Case ID Help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigasschunk, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. bigasschunk

    bigasschunk Registered Member

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    I've got a guy that says he was a Divorced 205 case from a 76 Dodge Military truck that's full time and is maybe a slip yoke style....?????? Huh? What's he got. He said it was a divorced case so it would have to be a NP205 right? I didn't think they had slip yokes that early?
    And I thought they were all part time??? He must not know what he is talking about.


    Kevin
     
  2. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    They made the 205 slip yoke for one year, 1980. Not sure if they made a 203 Dodge divorced, Ford did though. What side is the drop on? If you can look at it, check the tag on the back, will tell the whole story. (well, most of it)
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    There's no such thing as a full time 205, all are part time. As far as divorced cases go, Dodge and Ford used 205's - I've of a divorced 203 but never seen one.

    1980 was not the only year for a 205 with a slip yoke tailshaft. I have seen a slip yoke 205 with a date tag of 1979 but I never saw the truck so I don't know if it was a 79 or 80. After 1980 GM any truck that came with a 205 had a slip yoke unless is was a crew cab (and maybe a dually, I can't remember).

    The significant link between 1980 and a 205 is that it was the ONLY t-case used for that model year by GM.
     
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    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    If it's full time it's not a NP205. To easily identify a 205, look for a cast iron case with 2 parallell shift rails connected by a flat piece of metal. Also look for the #1 telltale piece: the round cover on the back held on by 3 bolts...it's just a little bigger than a half dollar.
     
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    '76 Dodge only had one type of t-case... a married np203 (full-time). The divorced np205's were used up to (and including) '74.

    Of course, the truck in question here could be a mix'n'match of various parts.
     

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