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So this is my new project. I acquired a 2008 tbss 2wd. I have the components to make it awd. Gonna install a t56 and mate it up to the transfer case. Then install a 69-72 c10 short bed body on it. The goal is to make it an everyday driver.



First thing I need is a t56 out of an lsx.

I will post more pics as I get them.

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Good luck trying to stick a t56 with awd transfer case behind it, I think it will be a little tricky. It'll be neat when it's done!
 

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Sounds like a cool build! Why not keep it 2wd? Would be easier.
 

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Sounds like a cool build! Why not keep it 2wd? Would be easier.
I love awd. And it's gonna be an everyday driver. Need to be able to drive it in the winter. I'm into rally racing cause hauling ass off road is awesome.

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I love awd. And it's gonna be an everyday driver. Need to be able to drive it in the winter. I'm into rally racing cause hauling ass off road is awesome.

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And it would be too easy

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Right on. I'm interested to see the end result. Gonna be an awesome truck when it's done.
 

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Finally found me a t56. Got an f-body t56. I have the bell housing ordered also. I thought I had the right extension housing from a Corvette but it is from a tr6060. Once I find the right one all I need is a custom bracket from the extension housing to the transfer case. Also need the forward shifter conversion.


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Is that a tremec or borgwarner trans?
 

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You should be good then. It kind of looked like the 93-97 t56 without the slave cylinder studs. I was going to say if it was the Lt1 style you'd be cheaper to get the ls1 trans than to convert it over
 

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You should be good then. It kind of looked like the 93-97 t56 without the slave cylinder studs. I was going to say if it was the Lt1 style you'd be cheaper to get the ls1 trans than to convert it over
Yeah, it's an ls1 t56 for sure. I made sure of that. I did almost consider converting an lt1 t56 cause I was having a hard time find and ls one

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Update on the t56 transmission I got. It is a 94 lt1 t56. It has been converted to ls1. I'm not sure if the guy I got it from knew it or not. I saw that it said Borg Warner on the side and got curious. It is still gonna a work though. As of now anyway.

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It's just the front plate and input shaft is the difference. The internals are the same between them.
 

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Yeah I know. It was still cheaper than if I bought an lt1 and the kit to swap it

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