Just found this site and would like to share my progress in converting my Collins Bantam E350 short bus from the A40d automatic to the Zf5, 5 spd manual transmission.
Here's a video to kick things off.
Since this video I have completed and painted the pedal assembly, it is currently waiting to be re-installed in the dash.
I have the custom made two piece driveline in hand (450$) and am presently making a custom laser tool for driveline alignment purposes re: (
After those are done the only thing left is to weld that steel box in to seal up the floor and cut the doghouse to match.
Questions appreciated, I've learned a lot and I'm here to share. Will update as things progress.