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Old 10-01-2010, 09:27 PM
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Default Is this true

My son's truck needs a transmission, and a guy is telling me he has one that will work, but it is out of a different generation truck. It is automatic, and so is the possible donor. I have no intention of changing to a manual. Here are the particulars:

My son's truck: 1996 Ram, 5.2, 4 wheel drive
The possible donor: Late 80's Ram, 5.2, 2 wheel drive

I understand that the tailcone will need to be swapped to the one on the truck because of the transfer case, and it appears they will match. I did a real quick eyeball comparison and the main difference appears to be the brackets, but it appears they will be able to be swapped over. The lines and plugs look similar.
Hopefully, somebody on the forum with experience can help me with this. I looked online and found that Dodge has used similar components for years, but I would like to ask smarter folks before starting.
Thanks in advance,
Jim
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