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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2001, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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my friend has a SM465 and a 205 in his garage that he said i could pretty much have... I'm thinking this could be pretty cool. My 700R4 runs good, so i could sell that for a good price, and my 231. then i could sell my tires, still newish and get some used 33s... if i were to do this, i would need a longer rear drive shaft, and a shorter front drive shaft right? also need the clutch pedal and other related parts... anyone ever do something like this?
probably just a dream like all my other ideas....

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Yeah I did that conversion from auto to manual. I used the original 231 and over time was able to collect everything I needed for the conversion. It works great now and there were no major problems in the installation.
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i was looking at doing the same thing, Chevy was pretty good at putting clutch mounts and covers fo the slaves in all the vehicles that could come in them... it shouldn't be too hard...

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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!
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Thanks for setting me straight on that...didn't realize how different it was... i do plan on a SFA in the future, front end is about to go out on me...

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