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Which crossmember

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sope, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. sope

    sope 1/2 ton status

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    I run a sm465 and a NP208.Does anybody know what tran/tcase crossmember I can use? Does it have to be from the same combo? Mine is smashed and I plan on getting another one and making a skid plate for the tcase with it. Oh yea. This is for an 87 half ton pick up.
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    JP
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    What year is your drivetrain combo out of? '85+ combos use what is called the "short" adapter, which means you'll need a single or double humped crossmember. If it's pre-'85, you'll need a flat crossmember. Whichever crossmember is in there now is what you'll want to replace it with, although the single and double hump crossmembers are interchangeable, but it can affect exhaust routing if you've got true duals on it.
     
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    Exhaust won't come in to play. I have an 87 trans and Tcase. Will only a 465 cross member work or do auto's have the same one? I've gota start phoning wrecking yards and want to know what to ask for.
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    All use the same crossmember for the same year, except apparently the one-tons, but you likely won't have a problem running into any of those. :)

    The difference between say an '87 with 465 or the '87 with a 700, was where they bolted the crossmember to the frame. That's it.
     
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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    I appreciate your help. Shouldn't be too hard to find one.
    Thanks
     
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    I have one for sale in the for sale forum. Look at the link in my sig, it might be what you are looking for.
     
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    PM'd ya.
     

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