Thought I would post some photos of the rebuild I did on my 5speed manual transmission. This is the first mechanical project I have ever tackled. It was intimidating considering the most complicated thing I had done up to this point was replacing the shocks and carrier bearing in my truck. With 800 bucks for tools and parts (I didn't even own a ratchet or socket set) and following the service manual to the letter I managed to take that howeling chunk of aluminium and steel, disassemble, clean and replace all the bearings,sycro rings and reassemble it.
Here is the link to all the rebuild photos
FS5W71C Transmission rebuild