"Why not just use the 700-R4 out of an early V6 S-10? It bolts right up."
I guess I could explain a little better.....I have a 4L60E now(94' S-10), that has a 3rd gear that's Slip Sliding Away. This is in my beater/work truck, and I'm in fear of it leaving me walking here in the not to distant future.
I don't have the tools, or knowledge for that matter, to rebuild the trans.
The truck isn't worth the price of having a shop do the trans. No rust, but plenty of "Drunk Bumps" to make it a really solid vehicle with a resale value of scrap.....
So far I haven't been able to come up with a cheap used one in my local area so I don't wrack up shipping costs.
I do, however......have a 96' Vortec motor & trans laying in the floor. Swapped for a used SBC flywheel...
The motor is slated for use in the Hot Rod, but the trans is a leftover spare part.
If I could find an adapter plate.........Dan