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fordtrucks-small-digest Friday, May 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 119



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In this issue:

Used parts and accesories resources please!!! ["Bryan Snyder"
Re: Dana 28 to Dana 35 [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: Used parts and accesories resources please!!! [mark fitzgerald
Re: Used parts and accesories resources please!!! ["Randy L. Hatcher"
Re: Dana 28 to Dana 35 [james oxley ]
RE: Dana 28 to Dana 35 ["Pete Lawless" ]
Advice on changing Aerostar ATF? ["M. Monninger" ]
Re: Advice on changing Aerostar ATF? [Mike Krause
Bucket Seats . . . from a Mazda Miata? Oh Yeah! [Jerad Heffner
fordRangers.com? [Hamstersbane ]

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:48:34 PDT
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: Used parts and accesories resources please!!!

Anyone know of a parts yard or salvage parts depot that specializes in
rangers and explorers? I am looking for numerous parts, suspention,
interior, etc. Anyplace, anywhere as long as their service is good. I
ran into some places that aren't worth the phone call. Really appreciate
the help.

Bryan
1990 Ranger STX 4x4

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 06:52:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Dana 28 to Dana 35

Honestly you're fixing a stab wound with a band-aid. You're still
going to have the problems IFS exhibits including weakness, poor
handling off road, and lack of suspension articulation. The axle will
be stronger to a point, however you'll still break tons of u-joints
and still be working on that front end for hours. My advice would be
to hold off on this for awhile, and do research on a dana 28-dana 44
swap. Not an IFS dana 44 mind you, but a solid front axle. It will
cost more, and will mostly need to be fabricated, but it will be so
much more stronger. I don't cringe anymore when i take a tight left
turn in an off camber situation while in 4 wheel drive. Nothing beats
it. well...i'm sure something does...but i'm pretty satisfied.
As for the 8.8 rear axle, it shoudl bolt right in as far as i know,
and should definitely be enough to keep you motoring.

Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---KDRESSEL wrote:
>
> I have a 86 Ranger 4X4 with a 4 inch susp. lift on it with 31's. I
have
> broken both u joints in the front end in the 4 months I have had it.
> Now the the hole thing is leaking oil. I am think about taking an
axle
> out of a 4 liter ranger or explorer and putting it in. I have heard
of
> people doing this but never heard how hard it is to do. Can I still
use
> my same brakes and drive shaft? Also is it worth dumping the 7.5 inch
> rearend in favor of a newer 8.8 inch.
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 06:44:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Used parts and accesories resources please!!!

Most of the bone yards up by us have rangers and bronco II's galore. I
don't see too many explorers....so if you're ever in NH, gimme a cal
and i'll show you our medley of Ford fortune.

Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---Bryan Snyder wrote:
>
> Anyone know of a parts yard or salvage parts depot that specializes
in
> rangers and explorers? I am looking for numerous parts, suspention,
> interior, etc. Anyplace, anywhere as long as their service is good. I
> ran into some places that aren't worth the phone call. Really
appreciate
> the help.
>
> Bryan
> 1990 Ranger STX 4x4
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 10:15:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Re: Used parts and accesories resources please!!!

well in Jacksonville there is one {I was told!}
called Nothing But Fords yard---someplace like that should have the parts
you need
good luck,....
On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Bryan
Snyder wrote:

> Anyone know of a parts yard or salvage parts depot that specializes in
> rangers and explorers? I am looking for numerous parts, suspention,
> interior, etc. Anyplace, anywhere as long as their service is good. I
> ran into some places that aren't worth the phone call. Really appreciate
> the help.
>
> Bryan
> 1990 Ranger STX 4x4
>
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 11:16:03 -0700
From: james oxley
Subject: Re: Dana 28 to Dana 35

mark fitzgerald wrote:
>
> My advice would be
> to hold off on this for awhile, and do research on a dana 28-dana 44
> swap. Not an IFS dana 44 mind you, but a solid front axle. It will
> cost more, and will mostly need to be fabricated, but it will be so
> much more stronger.

I beg to differ a little here :-). I know guys on the bronco (full
size) list that run 39.5 boggers on the dana 44 IFS, completely stock. As
for solid axle being stronger, I did a quick stress analysis figuring
bending (in 2 directions), torsion and tension along the axle itself. It
was toss up with TTB winning twice and solid axle winning the other two
catagories. All this stress analysis stuff also assumes the axle tubes on
a dana 44 solid front are securely fastened to the diff housing. Well,
they are spot welded here and there, but definately not as secure as they
should be.


> Nothing beats it. well...i'm sure something does...

I had a dana 60 front from an F-350 modified for coil spring
suspension. If anyone is interested, I will be selling dana 44 front from
78 Bronco. It has been totally rebuilt with all new seals, bearings, ball
joints, rotors, calipers, and has a lockrite with 3.5 gears. See rebuild
at

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /4x4web/ford/bigbroncos/tech/dana44/dana44.html

Caution, large file, long dowload!!


>I have a 86 Ranger 4X4 with a 4 inch susp. lift on it with 31's.

I had an 88 BII for 8 years with 31's, open diff and 4.56. Never had a
problem and I wheeled pretty hard.

> I
> have
> > broken both u joints in the front end in the 4 months I have had it.

Have you tried Spicer solid U's. I was breaking brand new U's on my dana
44 solid front, then went to Spicers and have been fine ever since.

> > Now the the hole thing is leaking oil. I am think about taking an
> axle
> > out of a 4 liter ranger or explorer and putting it in. I have heard
> of
> > people doing this but never heard how hard it is to do.

I have heard of it being done also. Maybe post to offroad ML as thats
where I remember somone discussing it before.

OX

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 08:36:39 -0700
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: RE: Dana 28 to Dana 35

KDRESSEL wrote:
>I have a 86 Ranger 4X4 with a 4 inch susp. lift on it with 31's. I have
>broken both u joints in the front end in the 4 months I have had it.
>Now the the hole thing is leaking oil. I am think about taking an axle
>out of a 4 liter ranger or explorer and putting it in. I have heard of
>people doing this but never heard how hard it is to do. Can I still use
>my same brakes and drive shaft? Also is it worth dumping the 7.5 inch
>rearend in favor of a newer 8.8 inch.

I am currently in the process of swapping in a Dana 35 to replace my Dana
28 on my '88 STX. Sounds like you're wheeling your rig pretty hard (like I
do), so the Dana 35 swap is a good choice, it is a direct bolt in and is
not hard to do. I've priced a "refurbished" D35 here locally in Calif. at
about $850.00 pre-loaded with 4.56's and left open. Before I pick it up and
perform the swap I'm collecting several other items to do at the same time:
ARB air locker, Warn manual hubs and extended radius arms. I'm running 35"
BFGs that just don't agree with the little Dana28.

I did the 8.8 swap a couple of years ago after exploding the 7.5 and have
had no problems with it after much abuse.... its pretty much bullet proof
and it's also a direct bolt in with the exception of an adapter needed if
you choose to retain your stock driveline.
Later..... Pete

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 17:01:11
From: "M. Monninger"
Subject: Advice on changing Aerostar ATF?

I think it's time to change the transmission fluid on my 93 Aerostar (36k
miles). Is this an easy DIY job or would I be better off taking in in? I'm
a pretty decent mechanic but have never messed with automagic trannies. I
know you gotta take the pan off. I assume there's a filter in there to
change also. How much fluid will it take? Can/should I drain the torque
converter also? What can I screw up?

Thanks...

Mark

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 21:41:57 -0500
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Re: Advice on changing Aerostar ATF?

Mark-
I changed my Transmission fluid in my '91 Explorer and it was a very
easy, but DIRTY job. The whole process took me about an hour(first
time) and cost less than $30. The only problems I had was not knowing
the full capacity of my trany pan which caused me to think something was
drastically wrong. I'm somewhat of a decent weekend mechanic and am
much happier I did it myself. Just my $.02.
Mike Krause

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 22:25:25 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Bucket Seats . . . from a Mazda Miata? Oh Yeah!

SNIPPED FROM MESSAGE FROM RANGER LIST ON JANUARY 7, 1998
Warren Kurtz said,
"I purchased a set of Miata leather buckets (in perfect condition) at a
you wrench-it auto salvage. The deal was all you could carry for $25,
you should have seen the look on they're face, I don't think they
realized they had them. Anyway, the seats fit the stock Ranger rails
without too much modification. Good Luck."
- - Warren Kurtz
Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz

Don't give me (Jerad) credit, I didn't do this (Yet!)
jerad
'84 Ranger 4x4

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 22:44:05 -0500 (CDT)
From: Hamstersbane
Subject: fordRangers.com?

anyone have any idea what's happened to www.ford ranger. com? I keep
trying to access it and I keep getting "forbidden" messages.


Jeff Parish stdjap11....


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