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W()()T!!1!! It is done......


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#1 iluvdrt

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 01:35 AM

My D/R conversion is now complete. After 28 laborous hours, I am done installing my d/r tranny and diff into my 87 gl10 turbo. Everything went as smooth as could be, and she runs great. I tried to fit some 205/75/14 mud tires on her, and as long as I dont turn any corners they fit. I guess I need to get on the ball, and get my allied lift.
she needs a little more tlc on some of the small things, but for the most part she is wheeling ready. I took her down to a small rock pile I normally had trouble with, and crawed over them with ease now(well minus the lack of articulation).

I am stoked.

#2 subie94

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 01:55 AM

sweet!!!


nothing better then busting butt to finish something your really want an to have it work out :headbang: :headbang:

#3 diluded000

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:13 AM

My D/R conversion is now complete. After 28 laborous hours, I am done installing my d/r tranny and diff into my 87 gl10 turbo.<snip>

I am stoked.


I already swapped the carrier for a diff and am running it, but I have a D/R tranny sitting on the floor of my garage to swap for the push-button one in my 85 DL wagon. I need to fab up an engine puller after work this week, and will hopefully get down to nuts and bolts by this weekend. This is my first time pulling a motor, or trying anything like this. Can you give me any tips on avoiding things that you spent a lot of time or effort on? It seems like it takes for ever the first time I do something, then once I have done it - it goes really quick the next time. Like when I spent 4 hours pulling my first CV half-shaft, then got the other one out in 20 minutes.

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#4 iluvdrt

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:44 PM

I already swapped the carrier for a diff and am running it, but I have a D/R tranny sitting on the floor of my garage to swap for the push-button one in my 85 DL wagon. I need to fab up an engine puller after work this week, and will hopefully get down to nuts and bolts by this weekend. This is my first time pulling a motor, or trying anything like this. Can you give me any tips on avoiding things that you spent a lot of time or effort on? It seems like it takes for ever the first time I do something, then once I have done it - it goes really quick the next time. Like when I spent 4 hours pulling my first CV half-shaft, then got the other one out in 20 minutes.

thanks
James B


You dont need to pull the motor to change the tranny. I did it by myself w/o pulling the motor. You will need something to lift the front of the engine to tilt it towards the back of the car. This makes getting the tranny in a lot easier.

Some advice would be to check the rear seal and pilot bearing, make sure there is not a dowl pin in the tranny AND the engine in the same location. I did this and after fighting the tranny to get it in I had to pull it back out to remove the extra dowl.
Use a jack on the tranny. There is a little slab sticking down on the trans, a jack there will almost balance out the tranny perfectly. When you pull the pushbutton trans dont forget to plug the vacume hoses that activate it or you will have a vacume leak...Anything else just ask.

#5 Vanislru

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:20 PM

congrats on the conv. these turbo cars rule with the 5spd!

#6 iluvdrt

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:29 PM

I hope so. I got some 205/75/14 at tires on yoter rims but they dont fit. I need to get my lift now.




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