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alright i would like to start the long process of converting my 47re into a nv4500 5 speed handshaker:thumbsup first off i'm up in laramie, wyoming cuz im in school. so would anybody on the cumminsforum know any auto salvage places in the nearby region that would have a wrecked dodge with all the necessary components? or would anybody on here have something that they would think about selling me?:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
 

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I should be finished with my swap today if the damn rain will just stop for an hour or two so I can get it wired in.

Here is a list of exactly every part you need. There's no need to get a donor truck or anything like that.

  • Transmission
  • Bellhousing
  • Shifter, boots, and shifter trim console. There is also a dash pocket that goes in place of the auto cup holders - This is obviously not a requirement.
  • Clutch and brake pedal. Just pedals, they slip right onto the auto bracket.
  • Clutch master and slave cylinder
  • Clutch
  • Flywheel
  • Flywheel bolts - these are longer than the auto flex plate bolts.
  • Pressure plate
  • throw out bearing
  • clutch release fork
  • new input gear for your transfer case
  • front driveshaft from a 5spd truck
  • transmission soft mount on the cross member - The auto is different.

I'm trying to think up all of this off the top of my head. I'll look everything over when I go back out there. I'll make sure I didn't miss anything that you will need.

And that's it. It may look like a lot of parts but it's really a very straight forward conversion. I've never done anything like this before, and I have been learning as I go. This swap has not been hard at all.
 

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If you have it out, you might consider staking the nut on the countershaft so 5th gear won't walk off. This is the only problem with this tranny.
 

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sweetness where did ya get the tranny from? i'm in the laramie wyoming area right now so i don't know of anybody that would have like a salvage nv4500.
 
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