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Old 11-14-2012, 01:04 AM
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Hey all. My restoration is going to begin mechanically. My question to all of you is about my transmission. Should I get the one in my car rebuilt or should I buy a rebuilt one? I know with the older vehicles when you have the original transmission there is more value to a vehicle. Is this true with our SSP's?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:46 AM
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I assume it's the manual transmission? Those generally can be rebuilt fairly easily and why not keep the original with the car as that makes any car more original.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:50 AM
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Since still you have the original transmission to work with, then I would have that one rebuilt. As these cars age, just like other collector cars - the more original, the better.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:19 AM
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I assume it's the manual transmission? Those generally can be rebuilt fairly easily and why not keep the original with the car as that makes any car more original.
Ditto.
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Since still you have the original transmission to work with, then I would have that one rebuilt. As these cars age, just like other collector cars - the more original, the better.
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Since still you have the original transmission to work with, then I would have that one rebuilt. As these cars age, just like other collector cars - the more original, the better.

Ok. Excellent. That's what I was thinking but I wanted to know some of your opinions too. I didn't want to put money into something and then have people say..."You could have bought a rebuilt one for half the cost and it wouldn't have effected the value." I want to keep her all original so I will rebuild the tranny.

Oh and yes it is a manual. Is the T5 hard to rebuild?? I am pretty mechanically inclined I just haven't ever messed with gears or transmissions.
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Is the T5 hard to rebuild?
Depends. Are you good with puzzles?
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also using the existing tranny to do a rebuild saves money beacuse you can buy brand new T5 trannys for like 1400 bucks but rebuild them for 300-500 bucks
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also using the existing tranny to do a rebuild saves money beacuse you can buy brand new T5 trannys for like 1400 bucks but rebuild them for 300-500 bucks
I'm going to keep my original. Now I just have to find a reputable shop.
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