The adventure begins

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  1. smokybandit

    smokybandit Full Member

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    Join me as i started my adventure down the road.
    The goal is to take a 2002 Chevy 2500HD 6.0L with 4L80E and rip out the autmatic transmission.
    Will be replacing the 4L80E with the NV4500 manual transmission. I plan on leaving the steering column in the truck just to confuse the f%$^ out of any would be thieves.
    So sit back scroll down and enjoy the adventure.

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    We shall enjoy this adventure fer sure...Gitter done smoky!
     
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    nice after its done maybe ill have you do mine
     
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    Clutch pedal installed. Had to cut 1 7/8" off left side of brake pedal to make room for clutch. Will fabricate bracket to support top bolt of clutch pedal assembly.

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    Looking good and much luck keep us updated
     
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    You will be glad when you get it done. I ripped auto out of mine years ago and put in 5 speed manual. Found correct ECm and even shift lights work. Great Project!

    And I left old column auto shift collar but removed the lever
     
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    When I had my issues with my auto tranny I was really thinking of swapping a manual if I had the money to do the swap and parts I may would have, but the draw back is sometimes my girlfriend needs my truck when I take the car to work and she don't know how to drive a manul shift.
     
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    I went on a salvage yard raiding party (several actually). Finally found all the parts I needed for the swap including ECM
     
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    Popped the shift top off the manual and saw grey fluid covering the shifter bars. Got me worried that i might need to rebuild the transmission. 290k miles of heavy hauling. It has resently started popping out of 5th when i hit a bump.
     
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    It don't cost too much to rebuild the NV4500, might want to do it while its out? This is the coolest thread ever!!!
     
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