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1_ton_k5
10-02-2006, 08:23 PM
Not the easiest job to do alone, but I managed all right anyways. Got a few pic's too...

Getting the NV4500 under the truck, those little Radio flyers are tougher than they look. :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa006.jpg

203 range box and 205 under the truck.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa004.jpg

Range box on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa013.jpg

205 bolted up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa015.jpg

POS engine hoist i rented. Once it took the weight it leaned over bad enough that one wheel was about 4" off the ground. I guess one leg is bent or something. It was a real joy to work with...:rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa017.jpg

The whole thing hung pretty good, a bit biased to the rear. You can also see how twisted up the engine hoist is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa018.jpg

Had to remove part of the tranny tunnel, the chain and shackle were getting hung up on it pretty bad. Most of that will get welded back in later.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa021.jpg

Input into the bell, just getting to the asshole part of the job...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa023.jpg

Had to do a bit more impromtu hacking...this heat shield was in the way. I'll remove the rest later, for now I just hacked about 5" off of it for clearance.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa024.jpg

On my alignment bolts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa025.jpg

And finally, after a lot of swearing and wiggling I got it slid home and bolted up. Next up is the crossmember...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/tRustyK5/111aaa026.jpg

Rene

HEAVY METAL
10-02-2006, 08:37 PM
sweet rene looks wicked.. thanks for sharin always look forward too posts bout ur junk!

1_ton_k5
10-02-2006, 08:43 PM
Thanks Dean, I should have plenty more pics to add over the next two weeks. This is a wrenchin vacation for me...two straight weeks to get my shit back on the road.

I should see my hydro clutch parts and my Bilstein 5150's later this week. The 6" Alcans are already under the truck. Should hopefully have my driveshafts here just before I go back to work...

Rene

Tmax
10-02-2006, 09:06 PM
thats some cool hardware.[cheers]

barracuda
10-02-2006, 09:20 PM
dink [22]

I am green with envy :D :D :D
One day i will get my shit together

u2slow
10-02-2006, 10:17 PM
Nice job Rene!

How much clocking is that on the 205? Its better that stock, no?

1_ton_k5
10-02-2006, 11:30 PM
Clocked 3" up. Gonna cut some floor out tomorrow and raise the whole works up about 1 1/2" to 2". Should be near flat depending on how the crossmember turns out. I do have a 1" BL though, so that helps a little. From what i understand 2" up is about as much as you can go without getting into floor pan clearance problems.

Let's face it though, by the time you're doing a doubler a little floor hacking isn't going to bother you much.

Also going to be running 1410's all around...and triple stick shifters. That ought to confuse the snot nosed car thieves around here. [15]

Rene

B
10-02-2006, 11:44 PM
nice job dude ... doing mine here in the next couple weeks [5][5][5] were did u source ur yolks got some 1350s around but really want to do 1410s end to end ... [cheers]

Truckstuff
10-03-2006, 04:25 AM
[36] Good stuff. Makes me want to start on mine....

m j
10-03-2006, 06:38 AM
to run 1410s on the np205 you need to put a Ford 32 spline front output shaft in it.
90-93 Dodges used a 1410 rear yoke on a 205.
with all the other NWF parts I bet he ordered them from the same Islander

1_ton_k5
10-03-2006, 07:23 AM
Good guess Michael...

www.northwestfab.com (http://www.northwestfab.com)

Kyle makes it pretty much a one stop shopping experience. He also mod's the yokes for U-bolt style instead of the shitty strap style.

Rene

HEAVY METAL
10-03-2006, 09:08 AM
nwf is awesoem yo.. cant wait to spend some money there

In The Zone
10-03-2006, 09:16 AM
Nice Job loooks sweet gonna have some nice gearing for sure.....


you could of asked for help......[cheers]

UU
10-03-2006, 09:25 AM
Nice set up man, now you just have to find the next weak link; it never ends [16]

[cheers]

B
10-03-2006, 10:05 AM
Good guess Michael...

www.northwestfab.com (http://www.northwestfab.com)

Kyle makes it pretty much a one stop shopping experience. He also mod's the yokes for U-bolt style instead of the shitty strap style.

Rene


k then .... ya ive talked to kyle twice in last couple of weeks he has been a lot of help for sure ... i thought so to but if u don't ask .....



[cheers] once again looks kill .....

HEAVY METAL
10-03-2006, 10:17 AM
nothin but praises fro that shop from me B.....................

J20
10-03-2006, 10:37 AM
nice work dude that looks like a sick set up[36]

Stetson
10-03-2006, 04:29 PM
nice work, sweet cases! and thanks for the idea with the picker. ten years of wrenchin trucks and i lay on my back to put in a turbo 400 and np205 [16] damn near killed me.....oh the english lesson i gave theat day [15]

B
10-03-2006, 04:37 PM
nice work, sweet cases! and thanks for the idea with the picker. ten years of wrenchin trucks and i lay on my back to put in a turbo 400 and np205 [16] damn near killed me.....oh the english lesson i gave theat day [15]



[stupid]


we now use 2x4s on edge and under the tranny tcase w two dudes one on each side of the truck holding the ends of them ... works real good on outstall not as smooth going in but ive had a sm465 205 land in my lap uhnder a truck before and its way less scary with a couple of dudes on the end of 2x4s ....[cheers] [cheers]

HEAVY METAL
10-03-2006, 04:42 PM
last time i did my clutch the 465 decided it wanted to squish my hand..... surpriesed it didnt break...

1_ton_k5
10-03-2006, 04:56 PM
For whatever it's worth a SM465/205 combo hangs dead level when strapped around the adaptor. It took me about 40 minutes to remove the 465/205 from my truck with no drama...

Spent today rummaging through a few boneyards. Grabbed a S-Dime shifter boot, 3 Ford tranny crossmembers...couldn't fina anything Chev just laying around. The Ford ones were lying all over the place...they'll come in handy for building the doubler crossmember.

Finally found a shifter for the NV4500 at Ralph's/Empire in Abby. I had about given up when I finally found a shifter lying under a door panel in the last truck there was to check. $10...much better than the $185 GM wanted. Works great with the S-dime shifter boot too.

Tomorrow i build the crossmember.

Rene

HEAVY METAL
10-03-2006, 04:58 PM
waitin for pics yo..............

1_ton_k5
10-03-2006, 04:59 PM
Nice Job loooks sweet gonna have some nice gearing for sure.....


you could of asked for help......[cheers]

Aside from mj I really don't know anyone here well enough to ask for wrenchin help. Also, I kinda assumed most people have jobs or other stuff going on. It wasn't too bad, just took a little more time to get it lined up. The engine hoist is definitely the easy way to install a tranny IMO.

Rene

HEAVY METAL
10-03-2006, 05:03 PM
rene.. i'm not workin till next tues.. if ya need a hand call me 604-690-7233....


bedsides i just wanna check ur junk out in person......

1_ton_k5
10-03-2006, 08:00 PM
i'll give you a call Dean...[cheers]

Rene

slowdodge
10-06-2006, 12:11 PM
would like to see you stuff me and big blazer would lend a hand if needed once and while. it seems to me that that thing crawl like a sombitch just my opinion though. if help is what u need phone me at (604)534-3283 (dennis)

shoobear
10-08-2006, 08:11 PM
Hey looks wicked!! The hoist is a good idea, i was just under mine with arms and knees doin the lift!! Oh and my hoist is about 10' away.....
cheers

Big Blazer
10-09-2006, 07:58 AM
yeah me and slow dodge will give you a hand if you need it, I am running the NWF doubler and their tripple sticks as well, and nothing but good stuff to say about them, in fact because im going to be entering in top truck challenge, im very heavily considering the idea of 203/203/205, which NWF said they would me more then willing to help me out with, so if you need a hand let me know or call me anytime 778 846 1808

1_ton_k5
10-09-2006, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the offers of help, I appreciate that. I am pretty sure I'm through the worst now that the tranny and T-cases are in and the crossmember is built.

Have you considered running a Lo-max 205 behind the 203 for TTC? That gets you 3:1 in the 205 with 2:1 in the 203 and should get you low enough even with 53's...

When was the last time you talked to Kyle? I know he is working on something new right now, if you phone him up he might tell you about it. I'm pretty sure he wants to keep it quiet until he is ready to unveil it so I'm not going to get specific here. I did get to see some 'progress' he had made the last time I was at his shop though. Is that vague enough? :D

Rene

Big Blazer
10-09-2006, 09:51 AM
no havent talk to him in a bit, what is it that there going to be making? if you dont wanna post up on here pm me im very interested in hearing more about this
and the low max was a consideration, we'll have to see how much i want to spend might end up doing both? :D

u2slow
10-09-2006, 12:07 PM
Is it the kit to make a Klune-clone with an NP241? [22]

m j
10-09-2006, 12:56 PM
would be nice, I am tempted to get a Klune for the daily driver as it is so short.

Greg82
01-02-2007, 04:18 PM
details on the boxes? What type of NV4500 Chev or dodge?

203 detail and was shaft work required?

tenpack
01-02-2007, 08:26 PM
i beleive the nv4500 was a GM model because he went to a GM dealership for the shifter, thats my guess.

THe new thing you guys where talking about is their black box, sweeet.

Rene got any pictures of your rig ?

EDIT- saw your pictures in http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...yK5/?start=all

damn thats a nice driveline. Is your nv4500 with the 5.61 1st?