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twin stick np205?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudddog91, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. mudddog91

    mudddog91 1/2 ton status

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    Hey can someone give me an idea of how this is done?I know one of the mags did an article on this but I cant find it,was hoping someone here might have a pic or two on their computer they could send or maybe just some info on how and where to grind the shift rails?
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Look up near the top. See the "Search" link? I used it to find this. [​IMG] Lots of good stuff in the archives...

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/tom-p/Temp/>Twin Stick</a>

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    Thanks for the info!Have you done this mod?Ws wondering if you need to grind both shift rails or just the range shift rail?
    Anybody?
     
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    You have to grind both shift rails and if you have the offset shifting linkage the single lever will still work. If you have the straight shifting linkage you will have to twin stick it. Mine has the offset and after grinding the shift rails the lever goes 4Hi 2Hi Neutral Front Lo then 4Lo going forward, then coming backwards it is 4Lo Rear Lo Neutral etc. This works nice for me with the doubler otherwise I would have to have three levers.

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    This is actually what I'm trying to work with Stephen right now as we speak. Trying to work in a Tri-stick some how (with the Dub). I know Butch said different, but I think you only grind the one shift rail (the one sticking out the shortest) and use two sticks to control each rail. That way, you can have FWD only if you like, which is the reason I want to give this a shot, (and the fact that it will [censored] a lot better with 2 shifters). The only problem is the width issue on the floor board with 3 shifters.

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
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    I have not done this yet but, as far as I know, you only grind the rail that is on the inside. That is the range rail. <a target="_blank" href=http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~jrice/NP205/TwinStick.html>Here</a> is a better (larger) scan of the article that should be easier to read.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    Yea my bad on the grinding I should have said you grind one rod in two places. It has been over a year since I did it and I had a brain fart. Boss if you want to look at a three shifter deal ask Watson if he has any pictures of Larry Dagan's beast from the inside. He has a three shifter setup on his doubler and it works really well.

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    Thanks for the heads up Butch. I think I'm going to call him (stephen) today and I'll bring that up. Last night, I lined up the two cases (203 and 205), in the position they would be with the Dub adapter, and it looked like the short rail (the one you grind for the twinstick), it appears that it would be hard to put a shift linkage on it b/c it will be hiding behind the 203 range box. Anyhow, I'm sure I'll figure a way somehow, or just scrap the idea [​IMG].
    Is Larry Dagan's rig a K5?
    Boss

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    Larry's rig is a GM..., it's got a pickup cab... well, here's a picture of it. [​IMG]

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/photo/22401293/22402654SOOSBOukCn>http://community.webshots.com/photo/22401293/22402654SOOSBOukCn</a>

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