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Old 02-18-2010, 08:34 AM
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95 f150 trans swap and 2x4 to 4x4 conversion

I have a 95 F150 with the 300 4.9 motor. My big questions is can I swap a ZF manual in for the stock trans (M5R1 or M5R2 I believe). Also, what would be the benefit. This a farm truck that does get abused in pulling and towing things. Its 2x4 for now, was also considering getting a doner truck to swap out to make this 4x4, and advice on that? Amount of work is not an issue, money is my biggest issue for both of these projects.
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swapping from 2x4 to 4x4 is bolt up as far as the front end you can get all the parts from a junkyard. There is a good writeup on it in the articles here 2x4 to 4x4 for '80 to '96 F-100/150's .: Articles the tranny and transfer case you can get from the pull a part yard also if you trust it. try to look for a manual shift transfer case those are the easiest to do the conversion with
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if you are going to get a 4x4 truck to strip, it would be better to rob your parts and put on it to make one good truck..
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jess it is acctually extremely simple to convert a 2x4 to 4x4 on these trucks because how they set up the 4wd the front axle is just bolt in and you can find a tranny and transfer case really easy
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Its an easy swap. I just did it last month. I cleaned up all the parts before putting them on my truck and it worked out really nice.

But im still looking for a ZF and a T-Case.
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How much did the parts cost total I was thinking about it but only have a grand to work with could I use a aod tranny the one already on my truck because I just got it rebuilt. Well ordered the remanufactured one :/ what the f$$$$$$$) if it won't work
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You may want to steer clear of this plan for a while until you can save up more money. It'd suck to get deep into it and run out of funds.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:50 PM
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I"m walking into this project with $500 and plan to be quite successful thanks to pull-a-part and the ability to rebuilt transmissions and not needing the truck this spring right away. I think it should be quite simple after looking at the setup on a 4x4.
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exactly it is bolt up the mounting points on a 2wd front end are the same as the 4wd front end. Let me know how the swap goes
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Once I gather the parts and rebuild the "new" front diff and begin, I'll post pics and make a guide out of it so others can go down the same road should they choose.
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i will be doing this swap as soon as i get the money and if i can find a front end the junkyard didnt have any the last time i went
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