I don't think you can run the R1HD but you can run the R1 if you're looking to do the manual tranny swap. Find a donor truck to pull everything off of it.
Flywheel (will save you money from having to buy a new one, just get it machined down)
Tranny with tailhousing
Tranny x-member (If you want)
PCM from a 96 or 97 4.0 ohv manual trans truck with the same options (PW,PDL,PM, etc)
Clutch line, if you can get it off (It will save you $80 by not having to get a new one from ford)
CLUTCH master cylinder
Manual trans equipped steering column cover
(New clutch and slave cylinder)
And if you're concerned about towing, you could always re-gear the truck with the manual trans to lower your ratios for towing.
Otherside I would just say stick with the auto if you're not comfortable with the swap.
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