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Old 05-11-2010, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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some NP205 questions

Well, since Im new here, and this is the NewB forum, I figure This would be the best place to ask.

What Ive got is a 78 GMC 3/4 ton that Im putting a SB Ford, C6, and dual transfer cases into, along with hopefully a Dana 60 front axle if I can find one cheap. My dilema is what to do for my dual transfer case plans.

I have the NP205 that came mated to the C6, and I have a divorced NP205 as well. Both are driver side drop. I also have a NP203 that was married to a TH350 in a 76 GMC, and was considering making an adapter similar to the OffRoad Design setup, but I cant make the intermediate shafts to make it work.

My question then is what is the best way to make my 2 ford T cases work together? Can I clock the mated case up enough to clear the driveshaft to the divorced unit? Is there any way I can mate the NP203 reduction box to the NP205 without dropping almost $800? Im not a total nooB to fabrication, as Ive been doing it for about 9 years now, so brackets and crossmembers and drivelines dont phase me one bit, but I cant make hardened, splined shafts and want to spend as little as possible on this project, I.E. use what I have laying around... Opinions or advice appreciated, thanks!

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Running the NP203 will cost you.
First off, it's a mirror of a Ford NP203, so if you got a stock adapter (plus a Ford input), you'd still have to re-drill the mounting holes (that's if it's even possible).

Run the Ford set up with the married NP205 & flip the divorced NP205 to be PS drop. Run the D44 for now, then find a Chevy kingpin.

That would be your cheapest.

If your not fond of flipping the 205, find a divorced Dodge one (Chevy is kinda rare).
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Running the NP203 will cost you.
First off, it's a mirror of a Ford NP203, so if you got a stock adapter (plus a Ford input), you'd still have to re-drill the mounting holes (that's if it's even possible).

Run the Ford set up with the married NP205 & flip the divorced NP205 to be PS drop. Run the D44 for now, then find a Chevy kingpin.

That would be your cheapest.

If your not fond of flipping the 205, find a divorced Dodge one (Chevy is kinda rare).
Kind of rare? I would say extremely since chevy never used the divorced 205.

Can I ask why you are doing the switch to a ford motor? I'm not a purist that thinks you are ruining the truck, but it seems like a lot of work for minimal gain.
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That explains why I've never seen one.

Oh yeah, they came in IH trucks as well.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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looks easyer to keep it all chevy
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