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Transmission Cross-members

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by dancrowley, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. dancrowley

    dancrowley danc01

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    Hi All, What is the best transmission cross-member to use when converting from a four speed trans. to a ZF 5 speed. Also what year Ford truck had the side gusset brackets that angled back. Thanks. Dan
     
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    Can you use the old crossmember? I thought the 4 speeds and the zf were very close to being the same. When I swapped my zf in where a c6 resided, I found the lower crossmember for the c6 was exactly the same as the zf lower crossmember from the donor. It just needed to be slid back 1 inch. The short upper crossmembers were different, the zf short uppers had more offset to compensate for the 1 inch slide back, and still used the same frame holes.
     
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    Yes I can, but my problem is, I need to find the the upper cross member gussets that angle back, but I don't have their part #s or know what year and model Ford trucks had them. Dan
     

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