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I would like to see more pictures.
 
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I would like to see more pictures.
 
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Originally Posted by 1972RedNeck View Post
You got that overdrive running yet?
No, but thanks for reminding me. I did just order the NP205 rebuild kit from Transmissions Online.

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I would like to see more pictures.
Yes, I knew you would... anything in particular?
 
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Yes, I knew you would... anything in particular

No, just daily or better yet hourly pictures.
 
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Here's the original 1966 registration for the white truck.



Notice how it has the license plate number T 89841 in two places. I got those plates with the truck. Here's what they looked like.



In Washington state you can register your vehicle with a "Year of Manufacture" plate. But, they have to be in good condition. It is OK if they are restored. You can't use reproductions.

Here's what they look like today.



You don't have to have tabs when you run YOM plates, but I got a pair of matching 1966 truck tabs to put on these.
 
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Here's the same piece of documentation for the red truck. Redacted since PO is still alive (RIP Mr. Mark!)



Unfortunately, I was only able to get one of the two original plates. The old guy I bought it from says he thinks he used the other one to hold something together around the farm. The good news is you only have to run one plate in the back with these YOM plates.



This one will need the same treatment as the other two.
 
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Very cool about the plates.

I can do the same in Oregon. Found a company down there that will refurbish my 63's plates. I am considering purchasing a different plate then the ones I have. The current ones are from around 68. I won't be driving my truck on the roads any time soon, so I have time to figure this out.
 
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Very cool about the plates.

I can do the same in Oregon. Found a company down there that will refurbish my 63's plates. I am considering purchasing a different plate then the ones I have. The current ones are from around 68. I won't be driving my truck on the roads any time soon, so I have time to figure this out.
Where are you located roughly? I see Puget Sound but you speak of Oregon.

I've heard of someone in Gresham, OR that restores plates. I've seen what I assume is some of their work and it is very nice. I went with The Old License Farm run by Bjorn Larsen. Here is his web site. He does nice work. And not just Washington state, either.

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Be patient. He does take his time with the process...


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I got my rebuild kit for the NP205 today. I didn't realize it was the TEC (Transmission Exchance Co) in Portland. All USA made Timken bearings. Looks great.



I'll follow along with this detailed procedure.

NP205 Rebuild Guide

Seems like a good write-up.

Only thing different is I plan to add the Gear Vendors overdrive to the output.
 
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Is the overdrive going to be short enough?
 
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Is the overdrive going to be short enough?
I hope it works out. I'll obviously have to have a custom shorty rear driveshaft made up which will increase the angle. But, it can handle a good bit more angle as long as it is in phase. Plus, with a custom driveshaft I can always go with different u-joints that can handle more extreme angles.

The 4x4 has a one-piece rear driveshaft. I'll set the stock driveshaft aside along with the Dana 24 in case I ever want to revert back.

I wonder if a manual NP435 2x4 truck would work to put a Gear Vendors overdrive on the back of the NP435 and get a shortened one-piece driveshaft? I looked into that model for my NP435, but the middle driveshaft can only be shortened about 5"-6" on the 4x4, which would not be enough room to fit in the GV overdrive.

Why Gear Vendors? They can handle unreal amounts of horsepower and torque. And they are electronically shifted so no need to cut a hole in the floor or move my stock shifter to a different location.
 
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The Warn overdrive in my 1966 F-250 4x2, I took off the u-joint flange and tail housing, slid the overdrive on the output shaft, then had a new drive shaft made 12 inches shorter.
 
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Wait. What? Tell me more. What engine, transmission and Warn overdrive are you running in that thing?

I see 352 in your very first post, and 4-speed.
 
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Originally Posted by shipwrecked View Post
Very cool about the plates.

I can do the same in Oregon. Found a company down there that will refurbish my 63's plates. I am considering purchasing a different plate then the ones I have. The current ones are from around 68. I won't be driving my truck on the roads any time soon, so I have time to figure this out.
April good to see you made it over to this site. Its good to hear that you are out and about and getting better. Im hiboy63 on the other one.
 
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I see the pictures of your overdrive. If you ever want to part with it I'd give you 6 grand for it. What is the model # and serial #? Should be on a plate attached to the rear cover plate if nobody has removed it.
 

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