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4spds for Trucks
FAIK, the only 4spds offered in the Pickup/Travelall lines was the T98 wide-4spd non-sync 1st, and at the end of the production run - maybe as early as '73, but I've heard of a few '74s I think and definitely an option for '75, the T19 4spd in close or wide ratio.
The Scouts got the T19 in '75, so I'm not positive the pickups would have it in '74 or earlier, but I tried to buy a '73 WagonMaster 3/4T 4x4 with a close T19 (of course, it also had a rebuilt non-IC 392..)
I don't know what transmissions might have been used "way back when" - but the T98 has been around since at least the 60s.
I don't believe the NP435 was ever used in the Light Line - I *think* I've heard rumors of it's use in Loadstars and such, but I can't confirm.
*I* don't really see a need for an NP435 if you can have a T98. Not a lot different there. The T98 should have a 6.32:1 granny (I think) vs. the NP435s, what, 7:1?
I'm not too familiar with the 3spds. Most that I've seen were column shift units. I bet most of the later (70s) trucks/T'alls had automatics or the T98. My 1972 1110 Travelall has a 727.
And, of course, let's not forget the T34/T35/T36 IH built 5spds used.
If you want to step up to larger trucks (for trans swaps) you can find lots of fun stuff.. 9spd Fuller RoadRangers (I looked at a 1960 V-220 with a 549 and 9spd), 4spd Allison automatics, etc.