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transfercase woes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Danivek, Jan 4, 2001.

  1. Danivek

    Danivek Registered Member

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    Here's my delimma
    I have an 83 truck w/ a 208-sm465 combo. the 208 is in need of a rebuild and the adapter is cashed (i broke one of the feet where the tranny mounts are.) If i keep the 208 i need to rebuild it and buy an adapter. Another way i could go is 205. I'll end up buying the TC and the adapter togather so I have no complications. My question is what are the differences between the 205's, what kind of modifications am i going to have to do to the driveshafts and if there are any other hidden things i need to do. and basically is it worth it? I have the mechanical skills but not sure of the $$. I know i'll be looking at no more than $400 for the rebuild and adapter for the 208. but what about the 205+driveshaft mods+anything else? Thanks for the input.

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  2. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    You should be able to get a used 465/205 combo with drivelines for about the same it would cost you to rebuild your 208. The last 208 I had rebuilt cost me ~$600.00, and I have seen losts of 465/205 working combos for around $350.00.
     
  3. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    You should be able to get a used 465/205 combo with drivelines for about the same it would cost you to rebuild your 208. The last 208 I had rebuilt cost me ~$600.00, and I have seen lots of 465/205 working combos for around $350.00.
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Swapping them out, you are going to need the rear driveshaft from a Blazer with that combo, and will have to have the front shaft shortened/balanced, since the 205 wasn't used in the Blazers with the Corporate front axle (that I have heard of) Now that is from my own swap, which invloved the SM465/205/driveshafts out of a 1976 K5, and the axles out of an '86 1/2 ton.

    Unless there is a listing of driveshaft lengths/swappability, you are just going to have to consider buying driveshafts as part of the cost. Neither the front nor the rear from teh 208 will work with the 205 if I am correct though, due to the way they attach to the transfer case.

    Dorian
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