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It appears to be less involved and cheaper than putting in a different trans.

Check this picture for what the Gear Vendors replacement extension housing looks like. Now imagine fitting that into the part of the transmission tunnel that is about 1/2" wider than the existing Toploader housing.

Also, it’s $3K, while Tom Hall’s T5 kit costs $2250 or so. Tom will sell you a complete transmission with all extra parts for about $4k, while David Kee Toploaders will sell you a rebuilt Toploader with the Gear Vendors overdrive for $4595:

So, I have my doubts that it’s neither less involved nor cheaper…