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post #1 of 3 Old 01-18-2014, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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I think Iv got it figured out was wanting to know around the time required to do it
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-22-2014, 09:18 AM
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For me, it took about 6 hours for me to pull the auto parts and drop the auto, but it was just me and my wife, along with two floor jacks and a pallet. I left the truck sitting this way for a week, then went after the part swap and putting in the ZF this passed weekend. I spent about 3.5 hours on Sunday getting driveshafts lubed, pedals in, floor cut, and flywheel put on, then about 7 more on Monday installing clutch, putting the trans up, hanging driveshafts and exhaust, rerouting cooler, slave/master cylinder install and bleed and putting in the manual harness.

I still have a lot of finishing work to do. I need to put my floor hump in (right now I still have a 9x15 hole in the floor with the carpet covering it), locate an inner shift boot and trim ring to go with my outer boot, and remove the auto shifter and linkage.

Luckily for me, I have a beater car that I do my work commute with so I had a parts getter vehicle. If you don't have that option I would set aside a solid weekend if you plan on putting continuous work in. The grunt work of pulling 4R100 and replacing with ZF isn't too bad (and would be even easier with the right type of jack) but it's all of the other work that doesn't seem like much work that really adds up to be time consuming.

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It's doable in one long day. It took me about 17 hours on my own spread out over two days.

For lifting the zf6 in because it's awkward I highly reccomend using an engine house with a leveler through one of the doors. This works because of the big hole you have to it in the floor anyway. I would not have wanted to do this swap without that.

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