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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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cost of parts to convert manual to automatic transmission

I am looking at converting my 94 to an automatic transmission. For those that have done it, what is the ball park price for the needed components.

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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:39 PM
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Depends on parts, new or used and what you want to do for a console/shifter. The least expensive way is to get a used tranny with all parts from the crank back and run a tall shifter up thru your 5 speed boot. This can be done for under a grand. It goes up from there, a good rebuilt unit from Erikkson will cost you 1300-1500 alone. If you want to go stock and locate a 97 console you will spend almost as much on that as a good used ZF tranny.

I got a good used tranny/parts for $750 and scored a used 97 console/shifter for $200, but that was years ago.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 08:35 AM
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Thanks - I am looking to switch the center console, etc - just like a factory automatic.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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Has anyone seen a disco I or II console used in a d-90? I know, somewhat of a hack, but it might solve the problem of finding a '97 console.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 09:53 AM
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George has them for like 600 bucks. A company in the UK is making them.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Ashcroft is selling the console. This one looks like it's around $610 before shipping. It does appear to be fully assembled with regard to the console lid, lock, hinge, etc. RDS just gives you the parts. I suppose it depends on where you want your time/money to go.

http://www.ashcrofttransmissions.co.uk/part_56.html
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:56 PM
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Why not sell the '94, and then buy a '97. The price it will cost to convert could very well be the difference in price of both trucks. you might even get lucky and get a better truck than the one you currently have. Plus the console and everything would be factory.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Ashcroft is selling the console. This one looks like it's around $610 before shipping. It does appear to be fully assembled with regard to the console lid, lock, hinge, etc. RDS just gives you the parts. I suppose it depends on where you want your time/money to go.

http://www.ashcrofttransmissions.co.uk/part_56.html

Nice, even has the cup holders which previous aftermarket versions did not have.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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You would also have to plumb in a transmission cooler as well and buy a new lower radiator support shroud. Or you could drill holes in the existing one. Good luck.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 09:15 PM
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I drilled holes in the existing one, but I've seen two who ran a pep boys cooler and located it in front of the rad.
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