- Aug 17, 2018
Ongoing 1980 Safari Wagon project. Still getting everything i need together for the 5 speed swap, but my SSM pedals are on their way. Decided on going with the NV3500 because I'm only running a stockish 350. I want to keep my bench seat and the s10 shifter location looks almost too far back, but it seems to be the transmission everyone uses for this swap. Does the full-size truck nv have the shifter located too far forward? Would like to see pictures if anyone has successfully used either transmission with a bench seat.