Well, I'm at a bit of a loss of what to do here. I've been counting on getting a cheap NV4500 that needed some shifter work to install into my 80 with the 6.0L, but I found out today that it won't be happening anymore The basic plan was that a buddy of mine has a pair of 1 ton diesel trucks, one a 93, the other a 98. The 98's NV4500 has a bent shift fork, which makes it tough to get into 1st and 2nd gear, but otherwise is fine. The 93 has a perfect transmission, but the bellhousing is cracked by the slave cylinder. We'd basically agreed that I'd swap the two transmissions out, then get the 98's transmission at a good price. However, I just recently found out that the 98's bellhousing won't fit on the 93, and my buddy isn't interested in changing out the clutch type, so he is going to keep the transmission just the way it is. He said I can buy the 93's transmission, but I'll have to pay a market value price for it, which suddenly makes my NV4500 swap cost more than twice as much as dropping a 4l80e in. Should I just abandon the NV4500, and put in the 4l80e instead? Or should I just pony up the cash and get what I'd prefer right off the bat?