Any ZF transmission builders around Charlotte?

Discussion in 'Vendor and Shop Referrals' started by ncjeepers, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. ncjeepers

    ncjeepers Well-Known Member

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    I need to build a ZF-6 to put in my F550 tow rig. I currently have three transmissions with various problems and I'm trying to decide how to proceed. I was wondering if there are any knowledgeable builders in the area that can help out. I've never done one of these end loader transmissions and I just don't relish the thought of wrestling this 250lb monster around on the bench while I learn.
     
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  2. RHSCTJ

    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    @palmetto zuk his dad is the go to man in rock hill
     
  3. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if he does them that big but Josh's Trans Service in Marshville may be worth a call. He only likes working on truck transmissions so may want to call him. 704 242 0346
     
  4. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    I'm not sure if Mr. Claude wants to attack the SD/MD trans..but if he does he'd be my guy.
    Probably the best Ford mechanic I know hands down on any aspect of the car. The rebuilding manuals, to autos, to motor work and diagnostics.
     
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  5. ncjeepers

    ncjeepers Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I tore in to trans #2 yesterday and it appears that the only issue is that the roll pins fell out of the "shift finger". I think I can get by with just a couple new roll pins in that one. I'm really hoping that will get me by for now.
    Some day, I will end up dismantling #1 and #3 and try to build another out of those. They have much bigger issues.
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  6. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    There's a shop in Matthews that rebuilds ZF, got the one I put in my 7.3 from him. Can't remember the shop name but I know I was referred there from Overdrive Rebuilds in Concord. IIRC the cost was ~$1900ish with bringing my core in.
     
  7. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    Busters?
     
  8. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I have no clue honestly.
     
  9. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Be a good dude to send a couple c6’s to be rollerized to, and spec out a couple converters??? I’ve had the worst luck with trans builders.
     
  10. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    I'll put you in touch.
    He's a good dude. Was a tech and then a service manager for Ford for 20+.
    One of the guys who gets it and does it.
    And has some nice high end toys. If he tells you a story about having 2 of some weird random only 4 ever made ofs....he does...
     
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  11. RHSCTJ

    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure Ross said he wasnt doing autos anymore. Just gears and manuals.
     

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