XFR Case support, mandatory?

dmaddox

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Hello,

Have done a sm465/3speed tcase conversion on my 77 '40. I have an aqualu aluminum tub.

This support came with the conversion. It is the usuall support that bolts between the cone cover and the rear of the xfr case and then mounts to each side of the frame.

1. The aqualu aluminum tub's gas tank recess is about 1/2" off the frame. So there is no way without major modding that it will fit on that side. Driver side is fine.

2. Drilling for the mounts would be a biatch. I have looked at treeroots setup, that would work (energy suspension setup).

3. In that setup, im not sure what's custom and what is part of the kit.

With a stock t-case do I need this support? The stock t-case is very light.

Curious.

Thanks - Ragman
 
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I think it depends on how you have the transmition supported. If you are still using the two bellhousing supports then no. I you only have the two engine mounts then you still need something else
 

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No, I have the 3 speed bell housing with the two mounts. So, I have the front two engine mounts and the bell housing mounts.
 
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Then no, I do not thing its mandatory. Good idea maybe.

I'm in a similar boat with an SM420 and 3 spd tcase. Don't think I will install anything for awhile.
 

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treeroots mount is custom. i had issues with mine when i had the front motor mounts and rear case mount. talked to dave brown who had the same issues. he made a support for the tranny using the side cover spots on the tranny. he hasn't had issues since. he built his daughter's cruiser the same way...she also doesn't have issues.
 

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Something to keep in mind is that the SM420 and SM465 don't go all the way through the transfer case to the rear bearing. Meaning there is a lot less support on the rear of the case than factory.
 

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