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Offline choptop

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New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« on: June 07, 2009, 03:15:46 PM »
Sad news is a girl in our youth group rolled her 02 Z71 at about 2 this morning. Good thing is she is ok (Thank God)
 I am considering buying it from the insurance company once they get everything settled ( I know they will total it out) What I am wondering is will the drivetrain work on my red truck. I know the engine will go, but what about the transfercase and tranny. I didnt look real close, but I am thinking the front drive shaft is on the left side and mine is one the right. Is there a conversion to make it work with my existing front axle?
  The truck has less than 50k miles on it and was very well taken care of. I want the engine at least, but if I can make the rest work, Big Red will be alot better truck.
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Re: New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 03:40:48 PM »
I would stick with the T case you have, just use the motor, trans, and ECM.
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Re: New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 07:00:04 PM »
I agree with Blazin. Or you could do an independant front suspension conversion. :D
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Re: New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 08:21:25 PM »
Im not a fan of the independant suspension. Dont see anything really wrong with them, just not a big fan of them.
  Will the transfercase I have bolt on the the 4L60E or do I need an adapter? The tranny in it now is a th350 with the 208 t-case. The t-case has a farily new rebuild.
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Re: New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 08:51:51 PM »
The t-case should bolt to the 4L60 as they came on them in our years only without the E.

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Re: New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 09:35:09 PM »
I thought I read somewhere that the TH350 and the 700r4 were different. No matter, id be happyu to upgrade to the 4l60 anyway.
 Thanks guys, Ill let you know when I find out for sure.
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Re: New lead on a drive train, but will it work?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 09:30:08 AM »
I'm thinking the '02 will have the wrong case to tailshaft housing/T-case bolt pattern. The '98-up are 6 bolt, the earlier ones were 4 like the Th350. What transfer case does the '02 use, anybody know? There likely is an adapter from Advance Adapters or someone, however it may be cost prohibitive. Lorne