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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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I am lookin to buy a new well new used truck and it is a 1986 Chevy 1 ton 4x4 and it comes with a 4 speed manual and I was wonderin what it would take to swap it over to an automatic I have some idea like changin the steering column and stuff like that but any input would be greatly appriciated
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trans, flywheel, column, pedals depending, and posting in chevy tech
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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why would you want to convert a manual to automatic? buy an automatic truck and sell it to someone who wants a manual truck. i'm sure theres lots of people wanting a 1 ton with a stickshift.
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why would you want to convert a manual to automatic? buy an automatic truck and sell it to someone who wants a manual truck. i'm sure theres lots of people wanting a 1 ton with a stickshift.
Probly cause it is dirt cheap. I doubt theres that many people clamoring for a 25 year old 1ton with a manual - besides the broke asses on GL4x4 of course...

IMO pass on this truck and look out for one with an automatic
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Yeah you guys are probably right wait for automatic. It was really cheap that's why I was interested but thanks for the help
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How cheap is cheap and where is it? XD

Probably the easiest and cheapest way to wheel (if you like manual trans) is that truck, lose the bed, cut or remove the front fenders, bolt on 36-38" tires and go. Big axles, creeper gear, no lift
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I'm in the process of switching my 77" blazer from the SM465 to a TH350. If you get a floor shifter theirs no need to change the steering column. What tranny is in it?? For my swap i need to get an adapter from the tranny to t-case. The SM465 and t-case are 10spline and a TH350 is 27.
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