Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-15-2011, 10:10 AM
jjarboe01 jjarboe01 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 50
jjarboe01 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Post 94-96 2WD to 4WD conversion

A while back I had posted asking if it could be done, and gotten mixed answers from people. Now I want to disspell any myths around doing this. The background - I'm just too attached to my old truck to go buy a 4x4 so I bought a donor parts truck that was 4x4 but no title. So here is the step by step and tips along the way.

What you need:
-4x4 front axle
-matching gear set for rear axle (mine had already been changed to a 3.55 so I was good)
-Trans/Transfer case combo
-Trans crossmember for the 4x4 trans
-Front and rear driveshafts

The front axle was the logical first hurdle. Many people told me that you cant just put a 4x4 axle under a 2x4 truck. In 94, Ford switched the motor crossmember to have ALL trucks use the 4x4 crossmember to save on cost. This allows the axle to be plug-and-play.

Remove the 2WD components:
-Unbolt the top clip for the coil springs
-unbolt the shocks from the radius arms
-Remove the steering components from the knuckles
-unbolt from the engine crossmember where the 2WD mounts up
-unbolt the radius arms

The 2WD components now just pull out. You reverse the process to mount the 4WD axle up under the truck. Once this is done, you pull the 2WD transmission and put in the 4x4 transmission, and BE SURE TO USE THE 4x4 CROSSMEMBER FOR THE TRANSMISSION (this cost me about an hour and a half before I realized they were different!).

I was sure to change all fluids (transmission is AFT Mercon 3 and diffs are 2.4 qts of 80W90.

If anyone wants to tackle this for themselves, feel free to contact me and I"ll help you through! This was well worth my time to do the conversion since so much other things were customized on the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2011, 03:49 PM
rla2005's Avatar
rla2005 rla2005 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,422
rla2005 is a splendid one to beholdrla2005 is a splendid one to beholdrla2005 is a splendid one to beholdrla2005 is a splendid one to beholdrla2005 is a splendid one to beholdrla2005 is a splendid one to beholdrla2005 is a splendid one to behold
Thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear it worked out for you.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2011, 04:58 PM
StumpPullerF1 StumpPullerF1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 266
StumpPullerF1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thats very cool. Was yours a auto tranny to auto tranny swap?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-07-2014, 04:09 PM
az-redneck az-redneck is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
az-redneck is starting off with a positive reputation.
?

is this for f-250 or f-350?...i have a 94 f-250 i want to convert
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Jarryd's Avatar
Jarryd Jarryd is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,547
Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.
I'll hopefully be doing the same later this year. It's really a simple swap, the time consuming part is the tranny.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-07-2014, 11:12 PM
winiford winiford is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
winiford is starting off with a positive reputation.
1995 F-150 XLT engine change out Usung a E4OD Transmission

I have a 1995 Ford F-150 XLT with a 302 that broke a piston rod and it has a E4OD transmission. I have a 1979 Ford 351W with factory 4 barrel Holley that I just finished rebuilding and it is ready to be set in the 95 F-150. I am wanting to use the factory type distributor with the engine but I want to use the E4OD transmission that came in the truck.

Is there anything special that i have to do to use the E4OD transmission with the computer that the truck that already programmed for it where I am only replacing the Engine from the EFI engine to a carbonated Engine ?

Or would it be best to dump the E4OD transmission along with the EFI 302 that it came with and just put the 351W in the truck with a C6 Transmission ?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Evan_P's Avatar
Evan_P Evan_P is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 2,677
Evan_P is a splendid one to beholdEvan_P is a splendid one to beholdEvan_P is a splendid one to beholdEvan_P is a splendid one to beholdEvan_P is a splendid one to beholdEvan_P is a splendid one to beholdEvan_P is a splendid one to behold
F150 Flareside
You need to go and start your own thread, not ask a question in ine that has nothing to do with your issue.
__________________
1992 F150 Flareside XLT, 351W, E4OD, 3.55 gears, Full custom Exhaust, 31x10.5R15 Duratracs
1964 Corvair Spyder Turbo, 2.7L Turbo Flat Six
My Supermotor's Page
EV1 Injector Revamp and Install
HID's The RIGHT Way
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-09-2014, 09:10 AM
lance65's Avatar
lance65 lance65 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,051
lance65 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Thanks for the info! I just picked up a '94 F150 last night and was wondering this very same thing!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-09-2014, 09:11 AM
lance65's Avatar
lance65 lance65 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,051
lance65 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
and I now see this thread is 3 years old!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Jarryd's Avatar
Jarryd Jarryd is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,547
Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.
Since this thread is here, what's the general opinion of converting to auto at the same time? I thought maybe throw a floor shifter on it so the hole is covered.

Reason I ask that is because I found a rustyBronco for $800 with a 351 and an auto. I'd just swap over the whole drivetrain and sell everything fire parts and break even.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Jarryd's Avatar
Jarryd Jarryd is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,547
Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.Jarryd has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lance65 View Post
and I now see this thread is 3 years old!
I didn't catch that. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-09-2014, 12:25 PM
winiford winiford is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
winiford is starting off with a positive reputation.
If it has a hole over the area where the shifter is all you will have to do is go down to Ace hardware or another hardware store where they sell metal piece and buy a big enough piece of 12 gauge steel just enough to cover the hole in the floor with and take it home place it over the hole and take a hammer and shape it by hand and once it is shaped screw it down with some self drilling screws. You want want to go between 2 to 4 inches past the edge of the hole all the way around and put some form a gasket down before you screw the metal that you just shaped down to the floor pan.

After you do that then you can add your floor shifter for the automatic transmission the floor pan repair will give some support to the shifter and the shifter boot cover.

I know in the late 60's, 70's and early 80's Ford, Pontiac, Chevy and Dodge was using 12 gauge steel doubled folded for their floor pans as well as for fenders and other parts of the body steel before they started using aluminum on the body of the cars and trucks.

I have repaired a few floor pans in my life and it really isn't as hard as it sounds hammering out the 12 gauge steel to fit over holes where the shifters go.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 12:25 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unbolting perches to remove driveline 73 fourxfour 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 13 02-15-2013 10:30 PM
2 Wheel to 4 wheel conversion Coronet68 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 11-25-2012 12:02 AM
Loud Popping / Craking Noise Gone 93Mule 1978 - 1996 Big Bronco 4 08-22-2007 02:22 PM
Twin-I-Beam Suspension for 48-52 F-2/3 51dueller 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 03-01-2006 08:32 PM
1986 F250 2wd to 4wd conversion slimersoup Offroad & 4x4 4 06-09-2001 01:17 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
2wd, 4wd, 4x4, 94, 96, conversion, convert, diesel, excursion, f150, ford, ranger, swap, trans, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup