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Here is my pile of 1 FM-145 transmission (sold), 1 FM-146 transmission (getting installed in the BII), 2 BW1350 manual transfer cases w/ shifters (1 in my BII and 1 in my buddies BII), 4 driveshafts (2 front, 1 double cardon rear, and 1 u-joint rear), 1 FM-145 transmission crossmember, and 1 set of Dana 28/35 stock radius arms that I got for $150!





Here is what I got done today that was worthy of a picture or two. I needed a new positive battery cable. I had all the parts I used to do this laying around, so another cheap/free mod! The wire from the battery to the starter solenoid is twice the size as it was stock, so hopefully it helps out when I get the new light bar!

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I also figured out why my cruise and horn wasn't working. Turns out it was a bad ground in the steering wheel. Now people will know when I am flipping them off!

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Looks good bud
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thanks man!
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On the horn, check to see if the module behind it has the copper contacts worn down. Mine wouldn't work at first, and then I realized the whole system literally boils down to pressing the horn pad...to push two copper contacts together. The contacts on the steering column were worn down with age (and one had popped out). I pulled a new module and for free was able to get it working again.
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On the horn, check to see if the module behind it has the copper contacts worn down. Mine wouldn't work at first, and then I realized the whole system literally boils down to pressing the horn pad...to push two copper contacts together. The contacts on the steering column were worn down with age (and one had popped out). I pulled a new module and for free was able to get it working again.
the grounding to the steering wheel metal was dirty. It had some surface rust on it. I cleaned it off and everything worked perfectly!
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alot of parts!

you are putting a lot of money into this!
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alot of parts!

you are putting a lot of money into this!
not really. I have about $1200 in it total myself. My dad bought the light bar and lights.

I have found good deals on parts. All those parts on the tarp cost me $150 and I have sold 1 of the transmissions for $100 + shipping.

Trust me, Laura is watching my every purchase and then saying "how much did you put in the wedding savings today?"
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lol alright!

looks good though. better get started on that swap!
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I love opening this thread haha, I bet a roof rack would look sick on the back of the roof. Idk for sure tho
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Maurice I just wanna say it is lookin awesome!!!!
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I hope to start the transmission swap in 2 weeks. It only took me 8 hours to do the Ranger so I "hope" it takes the same time on the BII.
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I got the rear done for now. I installed Ranger factory lift blocks I got from Zach (zabeard). They were easy. You wouldn't know it, but the front is only 1/2" higher than the rear!

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nice the back could go a little higher though
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yea I am going to get a 3" block to put in it....the Chevy BellTech 6400's would be too much (and I can't get the stock shackle bolts lose!)
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That looks so much better! Are you gonna leave it like that or upgrade to a lifted leaf pack sometime. I remember you had those on your old ranger.
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I am going to upgrade sometime to a lifted leaf pack, but not now....
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Looks good man it reminds me of my buddys! haha the only diffrence was the 33's....but def u did a good job on it!
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it's really looking great man
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thanks fella's...
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Hey those lift blocks came off my truck! I sent them to Zach a while back when I swapped my leafs and blocks out. Looks good as usual Maurice!
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Sweet! Glad to see they are making their rounds in the R-F community!
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It certainly surprizes me. So what else do you have planned now?
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if i can get a deal to go through, instead of the FM-146 swap (the manual that came in the '87+ BII's), I am going to be swapping in a M50D-R1 from a 4.0 Explorer into it (the 4.0 and 2.9 have the same bell housing). Then it is just some wiring for the off-road lights until after the Dunes trip.

This summer it is getting a Dana 35 front and an Explorer 8.8 rear geared with 4.56 gears
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Looks good man
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thanks ya sir...
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