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xfer shifter box

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Apr 11, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    As many people know, I bought my truck without driveline installed. I have (most) everything to make it work. Except that I don't have the "shift box" for the interior that gets mounted to the floor-board. I have a NP205 xfer case, does anyone have one I could purchase from them? Does anyone know where I can purchase one period? All suggestions here are welcome. I live near Chicago, and not too many NP205 trucks exist around here, so the junkyard most likely will not be able to assist in this case....

    Also, I need the complete linkage for the trans. The piece that connects to the steering column shifter comes thru to the engine compartment, but I do not have the linkage, springs, bushings, or any other needed parts. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!!! Thanks again folks...

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    You mean the rubber boot that goes over the shifter? I didn't have one either, but I found one out of an older Ford 4x4 works just fine...I know its a ford part but it worked for me.

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    The NP205 does not use a "shift box". All that is attached to the floor of the truck is the shifter boot, and the bezel that holds it in place.

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    Save yourself the hassle (and unsightliness) of havking your NP208 tranny tunnel up, and have the t-case lever heated and bent with an acetylene torch. I did mine last week, and didn't have to modify the floor one bit. Going to have to drill a couple of holes to mount the shift boot retainer plate, but thats nothing compared to cutting through the reinforced 208 shifter cutout.

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    OK, I guess all I am looking for then is a "retainer ring" that bolts down to secure the "rubber boot" that I am also looking for. WHERE DO I GET THOSE? That is the question, but thanks. I don't have anything yet. Not even the hole in the carpet. The carpet is brand new.

    Also, I have two holes in the floor board. One is slightly bigger than the other. If there is only one lever to come thru, why is there two holes???

    Finally, should I exept to have to bend the lever for better interior fit? That lever is pretty THICK on the 205... all I need is a torch, a vise, and a hammer? How far and in which direction to I have to bend it?

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    You MIGHT be able to use the "ring" off of an NP203 equipped truck...the one for my 205 is certainly plenty large for the 5 position NP203 throw.

    Two holes...if originally a manual trans, one should be perfectly centered, and very far forward on the tunnel. Thats the manual trans shifter hole. The one offset to the right is for the t-case...its the one ringed with about 10 reinforced bolt holes (reinforcement is underneath)

    If you don't modify the shifter handle, when the tranny/motor twist, the shifter handle makes a nice sound as it bangs against the body. Acetylene torch, vise, and VISE GRIPS are what you need to bend it. No reason to hit it with a hammer..if it won't bend by hand, its not hot enough. Get the bend glowing red all the way around, then just bend slowly but firmly. You actually don't have to do anything but straighten out the factory bends to make it fit. Took me two heat and bend sessions to get it right, about 15 minutes. Helps to have a factory boot though, to mae sure you have the shifter lever in a location that the retainer ring will hold it down, without ripping it.

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    Believe it or not, the local dealer can order both parts for me for less than $35!!! I am on my way there after work today...

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