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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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Ok, this truck has been in my family for about 7 years, the whole purpose of it was for only a plow truck. when we bought it, the transmission hasn't worked right (only gears are reverse, and 1st and 2nd).

Well, I don't have a truck, and would like one for when I need to haul stuff around. but I don't know what tranny will work in the truck (its a 5.8L 4x4, and I believe the tranny to be a c6, but I could be completely wrong)

I guess what I am asking is what can I get a tranny out of to shove in place (like can I make a 2wd tranny work, etc..)

also one other question..

I found a F-250 the same year that is a 5.8L 5 speed, and I was wondering if I could make the tranny out of that work (like I know the 5 speed will fit, but will I have to have the front and rear driveshafts cut down to fit?) or would I be better off just to say screw it and make the 8 lug axles and leaf springs fit into a original coil spring 5 lug truck. (it doesn't seem to hard, just have to make sure the axles are in the right position to start off with.)The truck will still be used a plow vehicle in the colder months of the year, but I would like to have something that I could play with a little and use as a tow vehicle.


any help or suggestions would be very helpful.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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your best bet is to

A. find a donor C-6 with a small block bellhousing in good working order and swap it

B. Pay to have your trans serviced

If you know someone that can do the rebuild labor on the cheap, rebuild kits for C-6s are only about $150
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I got a c6
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