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th350 to sm465 swap - tools needed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shupach, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    Are there any special tools ill need? Also, where should i put the floor jack so i can slowly lower the transmission instead of having to bench press it(not that strong yet).
    btw im taking the tcase out along with the tranny so im assuming right around where the two connect is a good center of gravity?

    thanks,

    phill
     
  2. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Shouldnt take any special tools other than a clutch alignment tool. Just basic hold tools. The jack placement depends on the t-case. If its a 208 the case is pretty light but a 203 or 205 is really heavy.
     
  3. SWAMPRNR

    SWAMPRNR 1/2 ton status

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    When Changed Mine To A 465 I Used A Couple Of 15,000LBS Ratchet Strapps Wrapped Around The Frame To Lift The Transmission And T-Case Up In Place So I Would Not Have To Lift It By Hand Up On The Jack. Made It Lot Easier . Only Extra Tool I Used.

    A Big Hammer Can Fix Anything ..
     

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