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1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
#1417835 Fri Jul 23 2021 07:33 AM
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NOTE: If you do have 100s of builds under your belt, this is probably not the right thread for you, unless you'd like to share your knowledge. In that case I would be very appreciative. I am a DIY wrench that likes to work on my vehicles when I can, but I don't do this professionally or rely on this work to make my living. If people like me bother you, this is probably not a good thread for you either.

Last edited by TradToolworks; Fri Aug 27 2021 06:39 PM. Reason: Add disclaimer for being a DIY wrench
Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417841 Fri Jul 23 2021 10:16 AM
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I bought mine from a friend's father that was parting out a S 10 and I still not sure what I have 21 years later. When I post the numbers here I get an argument about what it is. ohwell


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Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417843 Fri Jul 23 2021 11:06 AM
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Keep going. You got this!

Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417888 Fri Jul 23 2021 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by TradToolworks
Dave told me to use vice grips on the stubborn bolt as I can put a helicoil in if needed. I was thinking to try my impact wrench on it, maybe that'll knock it free?
Don’t use an impact. Case is aluminum and bolt is steel. The case will break before the bolt will. Heat it with a propane torch and let it cool. If it still doesn’t budge, then cut it off flush with the case lid and remove the lid.
Then drill it out. If case threads are damaged, you can easily tap threads into the case.

Last edited by Lugnutz; Fri Jul 23 2021 06:05 PM.
Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417897 Fri Jul 23 2021 07:23 PM
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Mine came pretty clean with brake cleaner and a green scotch pad. Hours of work.
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Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417927 Sat Jul 24 2021 12:24 AM
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Hey Trad,

Looks like your well on your way to comfortably cruising along at 55 mph.
I found it fairly simple to keep the hand brake, in its original location no less. I'll get some pictures and show you how if your interested.

Steve

Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417949 Sat Jul 24 2021 05:39 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Isn’t it a given we’re all handicapped before we even start wrenching on these old rusted girls? I hate rusted bolts. Ugh.

Truck restoration...behind the 8 ball...2 steps forward, 1 back, 2 forward, 2 back, what the?!


You get the idea!
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Good job on that T5 swap. I look forward to the day when I’m at that stage, as well.


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Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417952 Sat Jul 24 2021 10:00 AM
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I was lucky all the way along the line. I found a guy that knew what he was doing and the parts that almost fell in my lap worked for what I was doing.


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Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1417961 Sat Jul 24 2021 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TradToolworks
What did you do with your pedals?

What year truck do you have?

My truck is a '46 1/2 ton same as yours. I kept the original bell housing and used an adapter plate to mount the trans. The pedals are from a '46 1 1/2 ton. They mount to the bellhousing the same as the originals but the master cylinder is mounted to the frame.

Steve

Re: 1946 1/2 ton T5 conversion, with a twist...
TradToolworks #1418012 Sat Jul 24 2021 09:47 PM
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My T5 and driveshaft are from an '83 S10. The adapter came from Hot Rod Works and mounts a 1982 thru 1992 T5 to a 1937 thru 1947 bell housing. I did have to cut the driveshaft down but that's easy, just ask the driveshaft shop what measurements they need and $150 later your down the road.
I'm running a '58 1/2 ton rear end with a 3.38 gear so that's just like yours.
Don't get too worked up about your overdrive ratio unless you've modernized your front suspension and brakes. I don't find it to be a usable gear until around 60 or 65 mph which is faster than I care to drive my original suspension.

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