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NP205 Tech???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Beast388, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking at the new NP205 shift rails available from JKW Offroad and it states that they are for '73 and newer t-cases.

    Is there a difference in '72 & older cases that would prohibit these from working in my '71 NP205? I was not aware of any difference. :confused:

    Thanks in advance for the help! :D
     
  2. Beast388

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    TTT

    Anybody? :confused:
     
  3. original balzer

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    only differnce i can recall is my older (71 K5) 205 had a fixed rear yoke and my 85 has a slip yoke. but that shouldnt realy matter, i dont know what years used what yokes or that there was any other differnce
    sorry this dont help much but its the only thing i can think of

    Balzer
     
  4. 4X4HIGH

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    The shift rails are different lengths between the years. The early ones had a bar that was welded onto one of the rails whereas the later years were not welded on.
     
  5. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Fyi - yoke style was a product of the model and/or body configuration rather than year.
     
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    Thanks for directing me to that site for the shift rails. I was watching some on eBay with a "buy it now" for $130. :eek1: You just saved me $40. :waytogo: :bow:
     
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    Save your money and grind your own. I did mine and with the air die grinder it took less than 2 minutes each rail. It was easier to grind them than you might think. like this

    205ShiftRailS.jpg
     
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    Ummmm.....no. I'd rather have the shift rails modified to where they have the correct positions than have a "sloppy job" by doing it myself. Doing it myself is a way to not guarantee you will get it right the first time and I don't want to keep buying rails or removing them from other cases. Easier and cheaper to do it right the first time by buying them. :doah:
     
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    At some point the rails changed to accomodate the 4wd indicator light switch too, so that makes at least 3 sets of 205 rails.

    Most probably care less about 4wd light, but thought I'd add that in just in case.
     
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    I second that grind your own. It was very easy. If you need pics I can probably find some with measurment, and if I can't I know someone has some.
     
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    'tis a tough hobby to have if you're shy with the grinder
     
  12. JeffHK5

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    I just did this mod last Sunday and it is very easy! I did not do it with a hand grinder though It was ground on a surface grinder. Save your money, any local machine shop worth a dam's got a little dry grinder and could do it in like 15 min. for a half hours billable time (like 30$). It is as simple as making both of the cutouts 7/16 (.437) longer without changing the original shape of ether. Front keeps small 3/16 radi. and middle keeps the 25 degree ramp.

    Very easy :D


    Jeff
     

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