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Final settings tonight. Mount engine mounts. Need about 1/2" on the driver side firewall. Install engine.
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Final cut on HVAC box. It all fits!!!!!!
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Engine pulled. Motor mounts bolted in.
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I was asked what has been done to this truck. The following is the original build and the plan for this one.

Then:

1984 Ranger single cab long bed
1998 Ranger long bed & tailgate
1993 explorer dana 35 ttb front axle
1998 explorer Ford 8.8 31 spline disc brake rear axle
axles have 3.73 gears, rear is limited slip
2" eibach coil springs up front
2" shackle in the back
explorer rear leaf springs
Pro Comp 3000 shocks
1992 explorer dash, hvac, instrument cluster, & pedal assembly
16" 2004 Ranger wheels
30" tires
LED lights
Custom stereo w/ speakers in headliner & Sub behind drivers seat
Custom camping conversion to bed
Custom fly rod holders & roof bar
Best Top seats
Custom interior trim
Herculiner
all new U joints, bearings, bushing, pads, and linkages
custom home made front and rear bumpers with front mounted winch

Original build
1995 OHV 4.0L with 1984 Toyo kyogo 5 speed transmission. Swapped to M5od Mazda 5 speed transmission
Both used a 1984 BW 1350 manual shift transfer case
Borla stainless steel headers
Flowmaster exhaust

Now:
1997 Explorer GT-40 based conversion
ATK crate 302 with Edelbrock performer heads, truck camshaft, full roller/ hydraulic engine, 1.6 roller rockers, hardened pushrods & guides. Stock bottom end, 50oz imbalance (GT40 based)
Dressed in 1997 explorer timing cover and serpentine, accessories
Torque Monster Ranger conversion stainless steel headers, Shorty / Explorer factory downpipes (drivers modified for clearance)
L&L products conversion engine mounts
L&L products oil filter relocation bracket
Perma cool oil filter mount
Ford dual sump oil pan
Felpro gaskets
ARP studs
rebuilt, custom valve body, 2000 Explorer 4r70w with 2300 stall converter / Gen II explorer column shift conversion
stock explorer tail housing modified for NP205 shift rail.
1978 Ford NP205 transfer case, twin sticked / custom t case mount will be fabricated
Aftermarket NP205 billet twin stick cable shifter
Champion 2.5" fibreglass cowl hood (with hinges)
Monstaliner
10 gal Aux fuel tank w/ main tank feed
custom rear tire swing
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Radiator mount intake
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Final test fit or np205. It all fits
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Cowl Hood arrived
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Had to extend the computer harness 3.5 feet to make it to the computer location inside the cab.
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Looking good, lots of room.
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