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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2002, 09:25 AM
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I did IT!!! AUTO->MANUAL swap!!!

ok i have JUST now gotten around to posting about my latest mod to the K5. I swapped out the TH350 and put in a SM465 in 6 DAYS! that was the craziest 6 days of my life, b/c that was 6 days before i went back to school for the fall 02 semester, and the TH350 crapped out. anyways, I'll put some pics up here when i get home next week... but anyone got ??? about it?? maybe i can help ya out
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how did you setup the linkage for the lever? I am thinking of a custom pedal and cable linkage when i put my SM465 in my mud truck (12" body lift and mechanical levers in the clutch dont sound too good together)...
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12" body lift? Thats strange, I always thought you sounded pretty smart from what I've read of your previous posts..
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Yea, 12" seems a little much. But can forgive him
for saying dumb things, hes a jeep guy........ he doesn't
have a FULL SIZE brain. Hahahaha

Anyways, if u are doing an insane body lift, what's
wrong with converting to a hydrolic clutch?
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Im not gonna get into Jeep VS Chevy over a name, it has been my name for about 1.5 years on this board and it wont change. The 12" body lift is not my doing, I bought the truck unfinished for a very cheap mud truck. I wouldn't of done it this way if it was mine from the scratchboard. Although, it is nice to be able to do massive donuts without a bit of tipsy-ness and still be able to fit 44s! There were many different mistakes the builder did but those are fixed, this I can't change (part time job, no torch or welder, only 17 years old..) I hope you understand where Im at, you were probably there once too. As for hydraulic clutch, I don't know how the brackets would be set up for holding the slave cylinder, I think cable would work just fine.
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the linkage was set up using the exact linkage from a donor 3/4 ton 76 chevy. i would have done the hyrdaulic set up, but that meant order parts, and spend more money, and not have it done in the 6 day time frame that i have. But, the mechanical linkage kicks ass for trouble shooting. Meanin there is no master/slave cylinders to mess up and whatever. You could probably use mechanical linkage with your 12" body lift, (snicker, sorry, 12" body lift = funny; but i have no lift, so your better off than i am... lol) you would need to get a big ass rod to basically fabricate the linkage from the pedal to the ball joint on the frame. i would say 3/8 steel rod would do just fine. When i get home, i will take some pictures of the set up on the blazer, and i happen to have a extra rod, so i will take measurements and whathave you... but that will be later possibly the begining of next week....

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but i have no lift, so your better off than i am

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IMHO it's better to have no lift than 12" worth of body. At least he's not using it on the road. I hope.
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ITS A D A M N MUD TRUCK! THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THIS TRUCK IN BOGS, OF COURSE IT WONT BE ON THE ROAD! LAY OFF THE BODY LIFT, THAT ISN'T THE PURPOSE OF THE TOPIC! BESIDES, THROW YOUR BIG TRUCK AT ME AND WE'LL DO SOME BOGGIN, I'LL GAURANTEE THAT I AM AS GOOD OR BETTER IN THE MUD WITH THIS TRUCK, I DONT CARE IF YOU RUN FORD CHEVY DODGE JEEP TOYOTA OR WHATEVER! I will now get off my "soap box" now.
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Re: I did IT!!! AUTO->MANUAL swap!!!

Kevin also hasn't mentioned that it's not a body lift in the fashion of the 3" Performance Accessories or Trail Master lift everyone puts on their IFS trucks. I've seen pictures of the "S10 Blazer thing". The body is 12" above where it would be (relatively, it is a fullsize frame), but it's got this big welded together frame work of tubing holding the body to the frame. Yeah, I'd have gone for a 6" lift and some quality time with a Sawzall myself, but that body isn't going anywhere. I've seen body lifts made from lumber, stacked washers, and hockey pucks. This is no where near them.

It's not like he's got some 12" pucks or anything.

Chill Kevin, you're to young to have high blood pressure.[img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Wait till you're 24 like me.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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