Rebuild kit for "RUG" toploader transmission

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Rebuild kit for "RUG" toploader transmission

Post #1 by Keystoner16 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:18 pm

Hi all,

I have a 1981 Econoline w/ a 300 I6 engine, and a four speed "RUG" trans.

I'm looking to rebuild the trans, and I am wondering where I might find a good quality rebuild kit. I have found some for the early toploaders, but my understanding is that the truck trannys have larger bearings.

Any information is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Rebuild kit for "RUG" toploader transmission

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:44 pm

You could contact David Kee, to see if he has a parts kit or could make you up a kit. Don't forget to replace the rear bushing in the tail housing too. Good luck :nod:

http://www.davidkeetoploaders.com/DKTT% ... 20List.pdf
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Rebuild kit for "RUG" toploader transmission

Post #3 by Keystoner16 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:51 pm

bubba22349 wrote:You could contact David Kee, to see if he has a parts kit or could make you up a kit. Don't forget to replace the rear bushing in the tail housing too. Good luck :nod:

http://www.davidkeetoploaders.com/DKTT% ... 20List.pdf


Thanks. I found that site, but noticed they focused on 1964 to 1973. Guess I'll have to give them a call and see.

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Re: Rebuild kit for "RUG" toploader transmission

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:15 am

If he can't help you then here is another sorce for a RUG rebuild kit and you could also try your local NAPA auto parts store too. https://www.allstategear.com/Ford-Toplo ... pingengine

Good luck :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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