H55F 5 Speed Install

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Well, I am finally doing it !! I am putting in a 5 speed !!

I am 1/2 the way there, here are a few photos of the job thus far:

New H55F from Mark's off Road and mud shipped by D'animal (Thanks Dan !!)

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The hired Help

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It's Out

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Getting Ready to Split the Case

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Case Split


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More to go... I plan on a complete T-Case rebuild and then putting the new trannny in.

:beer:

Mark
 

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So are you able to get the transmission & transfer (together) out from under the truck on the transmission jack with just the front on ramps? Thanks.
 
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It barely comes out, I strapped the tranny & t-case to the jack and had to tilt the jack a bit to allow the hump on the top of the tranny to clear the frame rail. Hope it goes in the same way.

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nice tranny

hello mark,it's been a while since our S.F.O meet.it's good to hear that you finally got rid of that 4 speed.so how did the gear change work out on your diffs.?i notice that your tools have never hed any grease marks on it yet,nice job on the 2x4 helpers.me and kevin were planning on getting together for some installation of anti-theft switches.i guess were both busy with work at this time,i hope we could have another meet soon.keep us posted on this project.nice job.:Djohn
 
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The 4.11's were a great upgrade. I can't wait to see how they will work with the new 5 speed. About the grease on my tools... you are welcome to get them greasy for me as long as they get used on my truck :)

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Dude, unreal.

You are doing some great stuff on that rig.

My Brother won't even listen to me now when I talk about what you are doing to it.

Reason being, he is pissed he sold it. He is REALLY pissed he sold it. I can see it in his eyes and I revel in saying "I told you so."

However, I am glad to see it has gone to a fantastic home.

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Looks great, Mark!

Those are 33's... What's the width, 9.5 or 10.5? I like the look.

And that's a nice tranny jack. Is that a Harbor Freight tool?

S.
 
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Kevin:

If you and John want to drive over to Redwood City, you are welcome to work on your cruisers and help me put the tranny back in.

Mark
 
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I'll keep you updated the T-Case rebuild is taking some time at this point. Know any tricks for cleaning up caked on 20 year old grease off the t-case? I'm on my 3rd can of GUNK and I am jonesing for a power washer. :)

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I'll keep you updated the T-Case rebuild is taking some time at this point. Know any tricks for cleaning up caked on 20 year old grease off the t-case? I'm on my 3rd can of GUNK and I am jonesing for a power washer. :)

Mark

I got a power washer, and I am in Redwood City.. Let me know if you need any help, try to sneak away for a couple hours..
 

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I'll keep you updated the T-Case rebuild is taking some time at this point. Know any tricks for cleaning up caked on 20 year old grease off the t-case? I'm on my 3rd can of GUNK and I am jonesing for a power washer. :)

Mark

Oven Cleaner ... But read the can and make sure safe for Aluminum.
 
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You're going to love that five-speed! That was the single best upgrade I ever did. Mine has been behind a 350 for the last 100K, I have no idea how amny miles it had on it before that, but one thing is evident; they are very tough boxes with great gear spacing and a crisp, clean gear engagement. Top notch engineering!
 

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