Category Archives: nv4500 – five speed conversion

See how i converted my truck over to a NV4500 heavy duty five speed.

tying loose ends together

Not only does this kind of swap require lengthening the original transfer case bracket but also the linkage requires modification. Roughly 2″ were added by cutting the linkages in half and sliding each half into a piece of tubing with … Continue reading

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drive shaft magic

From unpacking to installing no more than two seconds passed. The Tom Wood shafts fit perfectly! Oh and by the way, i begun bleeding the brakes. I still hate it…

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It’s a Woody!

Unpacking and installing took no longer than 30 seconds. The shaft looks great and fits perfectly. I kept the front shaft for today to spread the fun to more days 😀  

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the big brown truck

The big brown truck had two packages for me today… One long, one short, both containing something round and lengthy made by Wood. Pics soon!

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giving the dog a new home

It was about time to start work on the doghouse. During the NP445-swap it got pretty mangled up, the opening for the shifter was cut with tin snips (and my hand is still sore of that experience). Now as we … Continue reading

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second startup!

Well i am sorry you did not witness the first startup. But unfortunately, the phone did not record it and i could not redo it, because there was neither oil in the transmission or transfer case, nor a cooler with … Continue reading

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a truck again

It’s a truck again! Using the methods described in “pallet wagon express” installing the cab on the new old chassis was a piece of cake. The Energy Suspension poly body mount kit installed without any problems. The NV4500 fits the … Continue reading

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