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Old 06-04-2007
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wow great work man i think you are the first to do this that i have seen
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ok this is heading towards the finish line

first as you all know i was having a front driveshaft problem, not anymore.
i found a brand NEW one at michigan truck parts for a 96 explorer 100 bucks.

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they had 2 of these, they also had about 20 new ones for older TTB explorers/rangers, they are new units and would work great as a low cost alternative to the superlift shaft as they are 2 inches longer then the one i got, you will just have to swap out your front flange.

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now on to the shifter, i found a shifter at a U-pull yard for 10 bucks off a old bronco II, also snagged the skid plate for another 10 bucks. i had to mod it pretty heavy to get it to fit/work but as of now my 4x4 is fully functional. all i have to do now is cut up my cup holder and fab up a shifter boot. heres the only pic so far.
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everything works and no viberation!!!
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great work. so its a manual/ stick to change it to 4x4 right?are you just going to put a whole in the cabin so you can have a shaft come thru?
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yeah thats the plan, if you look in the last pic you can see the hole i cut in the floor plate. the shifter is in the cab, i just need to fab up a boot.
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ok, accouple questions

on the ABS, what did you have to change? Do you think an 1999 ABS module off a 4x4 would work? And what exactly did the tech at ford have to flash?


And what did you have to modify the shift linkage? And why?
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Old 08-23-2007
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what are you wanting to do scott?

i had to use a abs module off a 04-05, after installing the module then i found i need to have the IP cluster re-flashed, i have not done this yet, lack of funds.

the linkage i had to mod for the body lift.
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what are you wanting to do scott?

i had to use a abs module off a 04-05, after installing the module then i found i need to have the IP cluster re-flashed, i have not done this yet, lack of funds.

the linkage i had to mod for the body lift.

do you have AIM?

contact me, imtiredofthinkin
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< has aim and contacted
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Old 08-24-2007
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Awesome work Mark, what would be involved in doing this to a manual trans truck?
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Wow great work, that's awesome.
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Old 08-24-2007
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Awesome work Mark, what would be involved in doing this to a manual trans truck?
same thing just having to take the trans apart. not sure on the manual, the case may be one piece?
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Old 08-24-2007
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same thing just having to take the trans apart. not sure on the manual, the case may be one piece?
im almost positive the tail shaft(housing) on my trans bolts on, i think most m5od's are the same way.
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Old 08-24-2007
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funny we had both on the rack today (92 and 97) and didn't look lol
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funny we had both on the rack today (92 and 97) and didn't look lol
haha yeah, looking at the pics i took, it does unbolt.
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will you convert my 2wd...
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sorry to hijack, but if i were to convert my, '02 would it be this simple ( i know there is alot of work, but i figured you would have to pull you cab and shtuff like that, that is why i said simple )
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will you convert my 2wd...
sure! how much cash you got?
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sorry to hijack, but if i were to convert my, '02 would it be this simple ( i know there is alot of work, but i figured you would have to pull you cab and shtuff like that, that is why i said simple )
is your truck an EDGE?

if so then yes it would.
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Great thread and great work!!
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how much cash do you need
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awesome write up .... did your son ever finish his 4wd conversion (last time i saw pics before he got banned was of it stuck lol)
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how much cash do you need
enough for him to get the job done and then some labor
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wow great job!!
convert my 2wd too
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Wow hate to bump an old thread, but I'm thinking of this swap after the snow we've had lately and how much nicer it is to have 4wd.

I know 04 EDGE isn't around anymore, so I'm hoping someone else knows the answers to my questions.

If I were to do this swap I'd get the transmission and transfer case from an 01-03 with 4wd and a 3.0. What I'm curious of with the electronic shift t-case, are the wires already there in my truck or would a bunch of custom wiring be required to have the shift on the fly switch?

Also would a new PCM be required with the new transmission and transfer case? Probably sourced from the donor truck (assuming I have one).

Also 04 EDGE had to weld another bracket on his framerail. Is that piece present on 01-03 2wd Edge trucks? I ask because the stopped putting holes in the front crossmember for towhooks in 04. I didn't know if this was another thing they stopped.

ABS Pump. He replaced his with a 4x4 one. Is that necessary in all years with the swap? Or just because it was an 04?

Gauge cluster. If I go through the trouble of adding the switch and related parts, is the 4wd bulb holder built into the factory cluster or will I need to switch that out as well?

I'm sure I'll have more questions, but for now that is all. I may start a new thread later. Thank you!
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The switch is there on the cluster. You just need to hook it up. I have it on my 98 2wd cluster.

Why not go with manual t-case instead of auto? That might make the swap easier.
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