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.
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
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
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.