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5 speed conversion

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Hey-- I'm trying to figure out how much it costs (approximately) to properly do the five speed conversion on my 71 1600. My 69 has it, and I love it on the freeway. Anybody have any rough estimates? I have to rebuild the 4spd, but if I can do away with that in favor for the 5...

TIA

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lemme try this...

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Since your buying alot of used parts the price can really vary. The real expense comes in on labor. If you do it yourself this is a non-issue, but it's a fairly involved conversion, and if you pay to have it done it's going to end up pretty costly.

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you can only link to pics and url's that are on line. The board doesn't upload your pic, it only links to it.

Hugo

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if you have a welder and can get one of those sweet $75 boneyard (hopefully you get a good one--bring a girl to the boneyard for luck ;p) trannys, and have a welder (or can borrow or rent one) then you can prolly do it for a few hundred. you need a new clutch kit to go with it, flywheel resurface (make sure they put a .020 "deck" on it--if they dont know what this is, find another machine shop), and you might as well rebuild the shifter. you need to shorten the driveshaft (can be $75-$200 depending on who you ask), a new $30 center bearing, etc. check www.2002parts.com for the kits. varco is about the only cat i'd scratch in this deparment... ;)

-Rob

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parts that you will need a welder for is the shift platform and the shifter linkage. They are available ready to go, but to me they are waaaaaaaaaay overpriced for what you get. Here is a link to the auto to 5 speed swap, is pretty close to the same is just more work going from a auto.

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it very easy (even has oil). You don;t have to weld; you can bolt the trans mounts in. My personal mounting preference is the TEP trans brace ($110 or so).

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