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`96 4500-5600 Conversion Pictures

These are only the first half on the process. These pics go all the way up until the new tranny is almost reading to raise into the truck. I would just like to let everyone know that doing 4500-5600 conversion in your driveway is not the easiet way to do it by any means. But definately the cheapest. Here's the truck with the 4500 on day one right before I got started.
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Here's the tranny sitting and waiting to be used. I got this tranny for $995.00
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Here is after I got the ole tool box out and what not.
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Re:4500-5600 Conversion Pictures

Here's the life of the project. The husky air compressor. That's the NV5600 painted red... that's a TH350 in the grey and that's a 496 stroker big block on the stand.
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Got the shifters off and out here so i had some room to work.
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Got the drive shafts out here along with the cross member and all the linkage.
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Here's the transfercase after I got it out from the truck and pressure washed. Put new seals in it and painted it.
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Here's the dinky NV4500 after it plumited to the earth from shaking it so much trying to get it to come out.
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Look, no tranny ma'
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Here's how things looked after the initial tranny removal.
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This is one of the things that got messed up with the old clutch. The shift fork had a huge ridge worn into it from the pressure plate. I welded the ride back up and ground it back down.
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You do not even want to know how I shoe horned the NV5600 underneath the frame rails of the truck. Yeah, You think that one could just jack the truck up and slide the 400lbs tranny under... ha ha! It was an act of god.
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I will post the last of the installation in about 2-3 days. Hope this was some what interesting to some of you. If you have any questions just drop a message or two.
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Re:`96 4500-5600 Conversion Pictures

Looks like you're doing an awesome job there, Super. I envy what you guys can do with a wrench! Unfortunately, I'm not &quot;my own warranty station&quot;. Brakes are about as far as I go. Keep the pix flowing. That looks like one ***** of a tranny!<br>-Tom-
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Re:`96 4500-5600 Conversion Pictures

I notice that you have all the proper supervision ;D Good luck with the installation. I wonder if you checked to see about having your flywheel redrilled for the stock clutch instead of using the 12 1/4?
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