Some of you know the Ski Team Wagon story till this point. The 1983 dual range 4x4 in it has locked up in third gear. The new part is, my wife and I are moving to California and in the time I have to pack and get ready, I'm just not feeling up to tackling all that is necessary to put the dual range 5 speed in that is sitting in the garage right now. So I'm hoping to get this mobile quickly and easily.
Tom put a new clutch etc. in there so everything should be good to go after the trans swap.
I found a yard that has a 2wd trans for $50. and a single range 4x4 trans for $65. All things being equal, I'd go with the single range. The single range came out of an 84 and I think there's an option for an 82 or an 84 2wd.
What sort of modification would I need to put any of these transmissions in? The 2wd and 4wd clutches are different right? Obviously the drive shaft would have to ride in the trunk for a while.
So if I buy the single range, will it bolt right in? or is there more to it?
Really just hoping that I can spend $65. and an afternoon on this and drive. Even if the 4wd doesn't work, I'd love for this car to move on it's own power.
California should have more parts sources for early 80s cars so I can take my time getting the things I need for the 5 speed swap.
Edited by AdventureSubaru, 25 June 2013 - 03:11 PM.