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3.0L dual case adapter install/upgrade (MCTC-132)
« on: Aug 11, 2017, 10:09:42 PM »
Well today I decided to finally grab one of those fancy new red anodized 3.0L adapter plates I've seen flying off the shelves, and I'll be detailing the installation in this post in the next few days to come so stay tuned.
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So if you are thinking about getting one of these adapter plates, and installing it into your rig, this is pretty much how it's done. only differences are my holes are already cut in the floor for the extra shifter, and my drivelines are already modified to the correct length. so here is a pretty simple list of what I had to do. there might be a few extra things on this list because I also decided to replace my transmission while I had the T-Case out. I had an issue with the transmission a few years back and stuck some 'ol random core trans in there and now is the time to replace it. I will note these things in RED so if you are just doing a t-case install, ignore all the stuff in RED.

1.) Remove Shifters
        - Pretty straight forward, remove the shifter knobs.
        - Remove shifter boots.
        - Remove the t-case handles. Under the boot, They have a c-clip holding the shifter in place. Remove the c-clip, and the
          handle should pull straight up.
        - transmission shifter on a R150F is a push and turn. under the round boot on the shifter is a locking device. push down
           and turn counter clockwise pull straight up.

2.) Remove Cross-member
3.) Drain Gear Oil
4.) Remove Front and Rear Drivelines
5.) Remove T-Case
*.) Remove transmission (If desired)
6.) Remove old adapter plate

**(this post will be updated as the build progresses)**

« Last Edit: Sep 03, 2017, 06:20:12 PM by TURBO »
MY BUILDS: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=76463.0 :woohoo:

More than tread lightly, leave it like you were never there, nor anyone else.
I AM :screwy:!!!

"These dusty roads ain't streets of gold
But I'm a happy right where I'm at"

Marlin is like the Chuck Norris of the rock crawling world. 

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remove skidplate and t-case
MY BUILDS: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=76463.0 :woohoo:

More than tread lightly, leave it like you were never there, nor anyone else.
I AM :screwy:!!!

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But I'm a happy right where I'm at"

Marlin is like the Chuck Norris of the rock crawling world. 

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so here is where I ran into a few problems...

Removing the Transmission

It turns out, if you Cram a Chevy 350 small block into a Toyota 4Runner without adding a body lift, you run into a few problems. This is the first time I have attempted to remove the transmission after the 350 swap, so I was in uncharted territory. I had figured I might have to take the exhaust loose from the manifolds, but didn't realize the exhaust is too wide. It hits the frame, and wont come down far enough to get the sizably larger adapter/conversion bell housing past the exhaust cross over pipe. luckily I was able to get my Dewalt impact driver in there and remove the bell housing bolts.
« Last Edit: Sep 03, 2017, 05:48:58 PM by TURBO »
MY BUILDS: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=76463.0 :woohoo:

More than tread lightly, leave it like you were never there, nor anyone else.
I AM :screwy:!!!

"These dusty roads ain't streets of gold
But I'm a happy right where I'm at"

Marlin is like the Chuck Norris of the rock crawling world. 

 
 
 
 
 

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