Re: Auto to Manual
You do realize that the NP205's front yoke is on the wrong side for an S10s IFS?Therefore you'd need to do an SFA conversion on it. Also the SM465 used a mechanical clutch linkage, but you could likely adapt a newer hydraulic setup.
Do you also realize how much this combo weighs? Big ASS Cast-Iron Trans and BIG ASS Cast-Iron transfer case Vs. your aluminum 700R-4 and Aluminum NP231, BIG weight difference! Also the 205 uses Big U-joints and driveshafts. Another problem is the clutch size. Assuming the 465 comes with a bellhousing, it uses a
larger clutch/pp combo than the Light-Duty S10. Plus I doubt that bellhousing would fit in the stock S10s already too-small trans. hump.
IMHO, unless you plan on a H.D. SFA conversion with lots of custom fab. work, don't go for it(At least not in an S10!)
Definetly take them if they're free, though! Never know when a free 1/2 ton might come your way! LOL! 205's are getting harder to find!
1989 GMC S-15 4x4 4.3L/700R-4, 3.08s, 31" Sport Kings For Sale
1985 S-10 4x4 Soon to have 3504BM/TH350/D44/14FF, 35" Boggers