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Re: 1979 Pickup 4-speed to 5-speed Swap
« on: May 20, 2004, 06:59:27 PM »
if you get a 5 speed from an 83 or earlier(you want the 83 L52 tranny, the other one was junk) it's a direct bolt in for the most part.  you'll have to grind down the splines on the t-case, since instead of having a relief area on later cases, the 4 speeds had raised splines past where they really matter

if you get a later tranny, you'll have to get new driveshafts made(or find a suitable donor), and relocate your t-case crossmember.

i want to go the l52 route eventually, i'm not a big fan of 4 speeds but i always seem to end up with them(last 3 trucks were)

 
 
 
 
 

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