I just got done swapping my ESOF system over to old fashioned manual. I got fed up with it when the shift motor went out for a second time (along with a wiring problem at one point) When I was in the market for a truck I was pretty dead set on getting one with manual shift, but I found the exact truck I wanted everything else was right except for this so I bought it.
I got a shifter boot and lever/**** assembly from a salvage yard, and bought the bellcrank (pivot point) that mounts on the trans from ford (no salvage yard would sell me one off a trans) I made my own shift rod out of .500'' square tubing and 3/8'' heim joints. I modded the shift motor with an external lever and its all working great. All 4x4 lights work as they should etc.
Just thought I would post my results as Ive seen several people ask about doing this.
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