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Old 06-29-2011, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 1989-FORD-F150 View Post
If you had two guys working on this could you get it done in a weekend (Friday, Saturday , Sunday)?
the right guy and the right tools, it can be done in one day.

when i rebuilt my ttb (everything new; u-joints, third member gaskets and seals, ball joints, tie rods, rotors, new hub bearing and races, hub seals. i did that by myself in less than one day.

but like i said the right guy and the right tools and it is easy.

thats if your staying with the same style trans( auto to auto or manual to manual, and it is also easier if you swap with stuff right about the same year.
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Thanks for the information
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Hey I messaged a guy on here who said he went to a junkyard and got all his parts and didnt use a donor truck and I don't have much experience with junk yards and I was wondering if I walked in with a list of parts can they locate and get them for me or are all junkyards like pull-apart? Thanks
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yeah your completely wrong.

no autos for the 300???? where did you ever hear such a thing.

our trucks have 2 trans bolt patterns small block(300,302,351,) and big block (460 and diesel)
as long as you have a small block bell housing you can put a 300 infront of it.
the trans i have in my 95 is out of a 79 f350 that had a 351 infront of it.
No what im saying that the only 4x4 300 has a manual tranny. there arent any 4x4 300s with automatic ones. If there is, then that is a HUGE suprise, because no junkyard has an auto 4x4 300 tranny, and every 4.9L 300 4x4 truck that ive seen has a manual.

However the news about being able to bolt up a 302 tranny to a 300 engine gives me much more hope for doing a swap someday
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you should be able to walk in with the list and they will get you the parts
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Hey I messaged a guy on here who said he went to a junkyard and got all his parts and didnt use a donor truck and I don't have much experience with junk yards and I was wondering if I walked in with a list of parts can they locate and get them for me or are all junkyards like pull-apart? Thanks
Depends on where you go. If you want them to pull everything so you can just pick it up at the door it's going to cost you more. Pull it yourself and it's cheaper, real cheap if you go to the right place on the right day. I swapped out my 4 speed for a 5 speed and got everything including transmission for $90.
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That's what I hope to do to swap my 3 speed ( four speed with a granny gear) for a 5 speed and with a little help from someone up above it'll be a Zf5
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Good luck with that. I grabbed the best looking M5OD from the newest truck I could get one from ('96) and it works great. I did wear out the 1-2 shift fork and the shifter bushings are gone but those are easily fixed.
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i have two more questions. 1 what year/models have the Zf5 trans. that would bolt right up to my truck and i was told that a front ttb axle from any year will work is that true? thanks
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Also I priced all the parts needed for the conversion from my local junkyard and the total was $476. Does that seem about right ?
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