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tranny tcase swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by alf4444, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. alf4444

    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    Okay this may be a dumbe question but how the hell do I swap my tranny and tcase out without a vehicle lift. :confused:

    I'm running 6" and 35's and theres no way my jack will go hight enough and it's a big jack not one of those chease small ones,

    Any ideas?
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    what kind of tranny and t-case? do you have a removable floor pan?

    if its an aluminum transfer case you can probably bench it out, if you have a removable floor pan use an engine hoist.
     
  3. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Also, it would be more work, but take off the tires, block the axles as low as possible...........
     
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    Use an engine hoist. You will have to take carpet and a seat out for sure but then theres the hump that bolts in slide the engine hoist in and rap a chain around trani and tcase and lower her down i would do the pass side because theres not streering wheel or any thing to mess with good luck
     
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    When I put in my 465/205 I put the cherry picker through the passenger window, didn't even remove the seat and wrapped the chain around the front of the adapter and it balanced perfectly.
     
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    or remove air from tires.
     
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    Remove air from tires or remove tires completely. Get a friend or two, buy em a beer and pull it out the way that grows hair on your chest.
     
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    Rent a trany jack? I have a 12''x12''x1.5' wood block that I notched to fit the flat of the adapter and the bottom of the trany. Redneck, I know but I have used it 6 times and it takes most of the work out of lifting the trany/t-case in. One guy on each side holding it steady and one guy running the jack, works slick.
     
  10. alf4444

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    got pics?
     
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    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    No pics, might snap one tonight. Real simple, v-notch 4'' deep on trany side, then flat on other side. the bottom of the trany rests in the V and the flat of the adapter where it bolts to the x-member sets on the flat. put it on top of your floor jack and you are set.
     
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    Just unbolt that bad boy and grab it like a man I pulled mine today by my self with no trouble!
     

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