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Just to making sure this is gonna work!!!!

Discussion in 'Transmission & Transfer Case' started by Curt, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Curt

    Curt Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Which cross member would you recommend,the w style or the later style used after 86’?
     
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    I honestly have no preference. I like the W style because both sides match, lol. But I think the later one is a little more durable and slightly less prone to getting bent.
     
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    It's worth noting, while both of those styles can be used and work, the bolt spacing on the frame is different by and inch or so, iirc.
     
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    I knew you know this!Thank you for the info!!!
     
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    Got the transfer case off really quick.However,my plan with the 465 didn’t go as planned.That damn snout sticking up through the trans hump is a real problem.I tried taking off the 465 and leaving the bell housing on the engine.No go.Will end up unbolting the bell hosing on Friday.Refuse to cut the floor

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    Finally got this new trans in.Was a muthaf$cker!Think I’ll pull a few more hrs and at least get the 205 in place

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    And that trans jack from harbor freight sucks big time,but it did work
     
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    Definitely times it didn’t seem worth it.I am determined though.Going a bit smoother.Transfercase is in.Need to clean up the cross member,paint it.Forgot to order the trans mount.Will do that today.Measure for new driveshafts as well.Will have to modify the transmission tunnel.Anyone that has suggestions or pics on trans tunnel,please share.

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    Took a minute to locate the right cross member.It continues!

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    Finally got a little bit of time to work on the truck.Ordered front and rear driveshafts.Bolted up a few things in the meantime from ORD.

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    A few more pics

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    I got my driveshafts and both didn’t fit.It was a huge disappointment.I didn’t expect that from a popular driveshaft maker.Both have slip yokes built in and the collapsed length was 1” more than the overall length on both.I would talk shit,but when I told them what they sent,they sent out 2 more and just asked to send originals back at my convenience.I gotta say I was pretty upset,but this gesture helped.

    The quality of the products from this particular manufacturer is amazing.Even the best make mistakes I suppose.Grace given is grace received....

    Looking at doing a disk brake off the 205.NWF and TSM both make this set up.Looks impressive.Anyone have or had one?

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    That looks like a nice brake setup. If you install one, I'd sure like to hear what you think about it.
     
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    I’m going to.Here’s my new driveshafts.

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    Took the truck for a test drive.Everything works.Truck feels much tighter,if that makes sense.I hate working with vinyl.It is nice once done.Definitely not a winter project.The little buddy heater help get interior up to temp to help manage it.One mod leads to another.Now I gotta redo this interior

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