NorCal720xx Posted February 11, 2020 Report Share Posted February 11, 2020 Hello all, I traded for an 83 720 a couple years ago. It's complete for the most part except that the original 5sp (assumed OE was 5sp) was replaced by a 4sp. I'm slowly working through the truck to freshen it up in several areas; suspension, some electrical, redline carb?, Etc. It seems that much of what I will need is available at some capacity online. The one exception I have found is the backup light and housing. This model has the backup lamp separate from the taillight assembly tucked into the valance. Any known sources to find a replacement?? Regarding the 4sp: I initially thought I needed (wanted) to swap out the 4sp for a 5sp. It's pretty high geared but that is with 31/10.5/15 tires. I'm guessing that a tire size closer to stock (215/75/15) will bring the gear ratios down. Currently considering 235/75/15. This rig is going to be a run-around town weekender and dirt road cruiser at best and not a fwy commuter by any means. Should I be seeking out a replacement 5sp or will the 4sp suit my needs?? Any and all criticism, advise, knowledge, perspective is appreciated. 1 Quote Link to comment
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